The Ultimate Guide to Stylish, Space-Saving Guest Beds
Being a good host is all about striking the right balance of chic and comfortable, especially in smaller spaces. If you’re worried you’ll have to sacrifice style for function to accommodate overnight guests, fret not: These days, there are plenty of options that will fit perfectly into a casual, modern living room (and will render the cringe-worthy pullout couch from your parents’ basement a distant memory).
Check out our tips for designing a guest-friendly home without sacrificing space or style below.
The sleeper sofa is a classic choice for saving space while accommodating overnight stays. Opt for a textural, neutral fabric for a look that’s both classic and modern.
A daybed creates an instant lounge vibe in any space, inviting guests to sit or lie down at their leisure. Go sleek or vintage to suit the mood of the room.
One of the most convenient options for a living room doubling as a guest room is a convertible sofa that can switch from couch to bed in just one or two clicks. Just don’t call it a futon.
Embrace your inner bohemian and opt for an indoor hammock. Your guests will love the novelty of a hanging night’s rest.
One easy way to situate a guest bed to create more space is to place it in a corner, giving it more of a daybed vibe. Add a corner headboard to really accentuate the look.
Why not let your guests feel like kids again with bunk beds?
At the end of the day, there’s nothing wrong with a good old-fashioned sleep on the couch… as long as it’s the right couch.
What are your best tips for hosting guests in a small space? Tell us below.