Small Space Solutions Part 2: Daybeds and Sleepers

Posted on: February 9th, 2017

Do you have enough space for your guests? A room full of blankets, pillows and limbs may seem like the ultimate slumber party, but in reality, it’s hard to sleep and too crowded to move about without accidentally stepping on someone. Luckily, with the help of daybeds, sleepers and even bunk beds, it’s not only practical but great décor inspiration to stack your guests on top of each other.

Boston by Bonaldo

Boston by Bonaldo

Sofas and Your Living Room

A few decades ago, it was common for sofas to have an itchy, lumpy, uncomfortable bed stuffed inside of them. Today’s sleeper sofas are much more comfortable. If you only have occasional guests in from out of town, a leather futon creates the perfect sitting space during the day, opens to a full – or queen-size bed for your guests at night, and does it all while remaining a modern piece of furniture to match the rest of your décor.

Pierrot by Bonaldo

Pierrot by Bonaldo

Perhaps you’d like to incorporate a larger sofa in with the rest of the décor tips you’ve followed. Try a large sectional in a color that matches the rest of your living room. Depending on how long and deep each section is, it can comfortably fit two adults or several children.

Daybeds and Your Bedrooms

Daybeds were popular in every teen girl’s room in the ‘80s and ‘90s, but today they can offer a more practical setting. Whether you choose something traditional or modern, this style is perfect rooms that are just the right size for two twin beds. Place one on either side of the room and fill in the spaces between with your favorite décor tips. Do you have more than two guests staying over? Choose beds with trundle beds underneath each one. During the day, you can push them under the bed so your guests have room to walk about and children can play. During the evening, pull them back out and you’ll have enough space for at least two more people to sleep. The grandkids will think of it as an adventure.

Other Things to Consider

If you don’t have spare space in your living room, don’t give up. Do you have any large closets? Perhaps there’s a nook or cranny in your home that you aren’t using. Even a corner of your basement can be turned into a guest space with a bit of décor inspiration. Purchase stools with storage in them to hold extra blankets and pillows or use vacuum bags to flatting comforters and store them in a closet.

Benny by Bonaldo

Benny by Bonaldo

A bit of inspiration and some creative choices can go a long way toward ensuring everyone in your home is happy and sleeping peacefully, whether you’re having the family over for Christmas or your daughter is having a giant slumber party on her daybeds.


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