Inspired Ways To Create A Guest Space When You Dont Have A Guest Room

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Inspired Ways To Create A Guest Space When You Dont Have A Guest Room

Written By: Jaymi Naciri

Not all of us are blessed with enough bedrooms to accommodate every member of the family plus a home office and a man cave and a theater room and a guest space. And, its that last one that often ends up as a challenge when friends and family come to visit and you either have to break out the blow-up bed or give up your room and hunker down with the kids. You dont need to add on or buy a new home to provide a comfortable space for guests. These smart solutions will help you create a great space for guests with minimal effort.

Murphy beds

Part of the appeal of a Murphy bed is the ability to hide the sleeping surface away instead of having it be the main focus of the space, which can limit the usability of the room. A home office with a hidden surprise provides great function for those who need a room to do double duty.

"A Murphy bed neatly folds away when not in use, providing room to use a desk and store home office necessities," said Houzz. "When guests arrive, just tuck in your desk chair and pull down the bed."


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You might not want to fill this small space with a guest bed, but hiding one behind the couch works just fine.

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Even in a super modern space, a Murphy bed can be hidden creatively. Would you ever think there was a bed behind those art panels?

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If youre handy, you may even be able to make one yourself.

Wall bed

A similar idea but with a little different execution, a wall bed is another great space-saving solution. You may not think you have room for a guest spacehellip;until you see one fold out from under the TV. Voila. Happy family hunkered down at your house.


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This one looks like a couple of built-ins. Nope. Its a wall bed.


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Pull-out couch

The knock on pull-out couches: Theyre uncomfortable. And ugly. But todays versions are far from your grandfathers pull-out couch with the flimsy mattress, non-existent support, and limited design potential.

"Forget what you always knew about sofa beds, because you actually can get a good nights sleepnbsp;andnbsp;have a stylish sofa these days," said Apartment Therapy.

This modern version will give you the >

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Rich, traditional leather can also serve an additional function. Even better, this loveseat is small enough to work in a smaller space while still providing ample space for snoozing.

"This top-grainnbsp;leather sleeper sofa is just as luxenbsp;as it looks," said Best Products. "A raised base with roomy, springynbsp;seating makes it just right for movie nights, while the interior pull-out bed ensures that it is always at the ready for overnight use.

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Day bed

A variation on the pull-out couch, a day bed is a chic design choice for many homes, especially because the >

Also, choose right and youll have a piece that looks like a cool place to lounge, but is all ready to accommodate a good nights sleep.

Want to double your guest space? Look for a daybed with a trundle, like this one.


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