Summer leaves more time to travel, which means you might be entertaining overnight guests at your home—whether your family is staying with you or you’re hosting out-of-town friends for a weekend. But creating a permanent guest room in your house may not always be realistic. You might be short on room or hesitant to dedicate an entire room to guest quarters you’ll use just a handful of times each year. Unfortunately, the other sleeping options, such as an air mattress that will no doubt deflate overnight, a thin, uncomfortable sofa bed or even the floor, aren’t very attractive. Rather than offering friends and family a bad night’s sleep, there are some creative and attractive ways to accommodate extra guests and create a dual-use room.
No matter the size of your house or apartment, space is often a premium. Rooms that serve multiple functions can get cluttered with furniture and floor space disappears all too quickly. For rooms that double as guest rooms for visitors, it is especially hard to save space while still having enough sleeping capacity. Sometimes you just need some out-of-the-box solutions for your beds that will allow you to maximize whatever amount of space you have. Need help? Get inspired with these space-saving custom beds to help with your summer organization:
Summer has essentially arrived in earnest, and that means you'll soon be welcoming more house guests. Maybe the kids will have friends sleeping over, or perhaps relatives from far and wide will stop in for an overnight visit or longer. This is a busy time of year that calls for extra sleeping arrangements. But how can you be a gracious host if you don't have a spare bedroom? The answer is simple: Custom Murphy beds. Murphy beds can live practically anywhere that you have space for a slim, tall cupboard. Most of the time, they're sly furnishings that stay closed up and out of sight. Then when you need them, they fold out easily to create a complete, comfortable bed.
Go ahead, take all of your misconceptions about Murphy beds. Now toss them in the waste bin. Today's Murphy beds are nothing like the ones in old black and white movies. They're gorgeous and comfortable, too. With a near-limitless array of choices for customization, your clever, custom bed can serve your home and lifestyle remarkably well.
If you've got a space problem, and need more sleeping room, a convertible bed could be the answer. Smart sleeper options and technologies have really advanced over the years while you weren't looking. You can now choose from several different approaches to getting the extra bed space that you need. And if you think there's no way that a convertible bed could be comfortable, you're in for a pleasant surprise.
Maybe the idea of overnight guests is lovely, but the reality is a bit more complicated. Or maybe you live in a very small apartment and anything besides a tiny bed takes up too much space. Sleeping arrangements aren't always as simple as they appear in decor magazines and websites.