Knowing how to choose the best bed for a guest bedroom often creates a bit of a dilemma. It’s kind of hard to find one bed that all of your guests will enjoy. On the other side, you want everyone to be comfortable and enjoy their visit, but you also have a budget. The size of the room you have available will also play a major role in your decision. Regardless of price range and your budget, you can still create a guest room that will surprise your guests, with details that emphasize comfort and beauty. That said, when shopping for beds for your guests, the general rule of thumb is to purchase the best mattress you can afford, especially if you have frequent guests.
Your guest room in your home can be a physical room or it could be a sleeping corner in your living room. Depending on how much space you have in your home and your budget will dictate how your guest bed will look and function. Below are outlined several tips to help you select the perfect bed for your guests.
King size beds
At the very beginning, it’s a good idea to consider your space. If you have the space, a full-size bed is your best option. Twin-size beds are great for singles or children, but it’s not practical for couples. If you own a large guest room, you can opt for king-size beds as they are a great luxury. Be sure all the furniture fits before you commit to a king size bed.
On the other side, however, if sleeping space poses a problem for you when you have visitors, consider what actual products on the market can meet your needs. If you love to travel a lot, you have probably seen a Rollaway bed in hotel rooms. Or maybe you have slept on one Rollaway bed from time to time. The construction varies with different manufacturers, but the functionality remains exactly the same. The bed folds in half and then rolls for easy storing when the bed is not in use.
There are also different types of Rollaway beds. The standard one uses either angle or tubular steel for its frame with slats or wire spring mesh for the deck that supports the mattress. The height varies depending on the manufacturer. Beside the standard Rollaway, we have the cabinet bed. This kind of bed resembles an armoir, but houses the frame and its sleeping mattress inside. Unlike a typical Rollaway bed, the cabinet bed’s mattress has to fold in order to be stored inside. It even comes in double, twin and queen sizes. The third type of Rollaway is the ottoman. The ottoman bed requires a slipcover to be used in the ottoman mode.
This type of spacesaving bed is perfect for overnight guests. It’s based on a folding bed frame that bends. When not in use, the bed is folded and stored. They also come in double size. Double guest beds are ideal for every situation as you can create two single beds or one double bed by simply pulling the bed out from under the bed frame. Then, the bed is raised up to the same height as the same bed. It’s very easy to hide the folding bed and store it without any compromise until the next visit. When in use, mattress is placed over the frame, thus making it a perfect spacesaving bed for your guest room. It allows you to save space, yet have the perfect sleep solution for your visitors.
Air mattress on the floor
If you own a really small guest room or you don’t have one at all, you can use air mattress placed on the floor of your living room. Placing an air mattress in a small room is always a good idea. However, ensure that your guests have enough privacy. For example, if your guests sleep in the living room, you can offer a folding screen for privacy. Set up the bed for your guest in the evening and position the folding screen so they won’t be disturbed if you walk by in the morning.
There are some really cute sleeper sofas on the market today. If you have a choice, place on in the room. If you have a family with a child coming to visit, you can offer the little sofa to the child or take the sofa for yourself. When not in use, the sofa can function as a part of your living room or office. This can be a perfect solution for infrequent visitors and homes without having an extra bedroom.