The Ultimate Guide to Guest Beds
Welcoming guests for an overnight stay is easy if you have a comfy bed ready and waiting… it’s a bit more of a headache if you have to extract the blow up bed from the far corner of the loft, locate the foot pump (who knows why they’re never stored away together!), only to spend the remainder of the day trying to find and repair the puncture (again!). Which is why the guest bed, in my humble opinion is a far more sensible, time saving sleep alternative! And also why I’m dedicating a little time this week to exploring all of its benefits.
If you have a dedicated guest bedroom, then shopping for a guest bed at Cuckooland is a breeze, whether you opt for a modern single bed or a roomier small double bed, you’re sure to find something that appeals and fits your spec. However, if you don’t have a spare bedroom (and let’s face it, that’s pretty much the majority of us!), or you’re looking for more of a sleepover type set up for your child, you may be left scratching your head to find the best guest bed solution.
In this ultimate guide to guest beds, I’m going to let you in on a little secret that will save you the headache (and aesthetic angst) of the dreaded air bed scenario and leaving you feeling relaxed, book (or glass) in hand, awaiting the arrival of your overnight visitors! What follows is a selection of space saving, multi-functional, pull out, hideaway beds that serve as the best guest beds… after all it’s their raison d’etre.
Put your Guests up on a Day Bed
If overnight guests in your home are as regular as London buses but you don’t have the luxury of a spare bedroom, a day bed is a great option. If you need to offer a level of privacy (for great aunt Gertrude) then day beds work best in a separate living room or office, rather than an open plan space.
Day beds are a multi-functional sleep solution, offering a place to relax and unwind during the day and a comfortable bed for the night. Some designs, as seen here with the even open up to offer a large sleeping area, perfect for couples.
If you’re looking for a sleepover set up, day beds work equally well in a child’s bedroom. Look for designs that incorporate a trundle bed, like the , the optional trundle is easy to pull out, providing a comfy bed for your kiddo’s mate.
Day beds provide great comfort level as they can often be partnered with a full depth mattress. Check the individual product detail pages for specific information about mattress recommendations.
Play Hide & Seek with a Hideaway Bed
What’s that lurking under the bed… is it a monster… no, it’s a bed! Trundle beds are a brilliant space saving guest bed. Designed to neatly store away under the main bed when they’re not in use, these hideaway beds are perfect for offering up a comfortable bed for overnight guests.
Your kids will love the contemporary style of the , with the option to add a trundle bed, it’s the perfect solution for when their friends stop over for a night, their guest bed will be set up in the blink of an eye.
The Vox Stige Kids Single Bed is a stylish looking bed, and with a pull out trundle, your kid’s chums will be queuing up to spend a night in this guest bed.
Trundle beds are a super guest bed idea, particularly for spontaneous sleepovers, they are quick and easy to set up and equally as quick and easy to put away!
Bring Camping Indoors with a Bed in a Bag
Your kids will love setting up an overnight camp with their besties and a provides a quick and fun camp bed for the night. These roll up beds are great for toddlers and younger children (not recommended for aunt Gertrude!), providing a comfy sleepover bed. Simply roll it back up and pop it in it’s bag and store away until it’s needed again.
Guest Bed with Storage
Sometimes guests linger on a little longer than a night! A guest bed with storage provides somewhere for them to pop their belongings.
Guest Bed for Small Spaces
Trying to squeeze an extra guest bed into a bedroom can present difficulties, particularly if it’s a small bedroom.
Beds with a trundle are a perfect space saving solution, providing a guest bed that can be pulled out when needed and popped away when the guests have gone.
Are Guest Beds Comfortable?
Comfort level is generally guided by the mattress, therefore how comfortable a guest bed is will depend upon the accompanying mattress.
Trundle beds often require thinner mattresses due to the design of being stored under the main bed, however they’re often made from memory foam, so provide a surprising level of comfort.
As each guest bed will have different mattress recommendations, it is worth considering the level of use and who’s going to be using your guest bed when you’re looking to buy a guest bed; is the guest bed intended for regular use or occasional sleepovers? What is considered comfortable for a child, may not offer the same comfort for an adult.
The selection of guest beds at Cuckooland offers up plenty of choice, whether you’re looking to kit out your spare bedroom or find the perfect space saving guest bed. Your guests will be comfy and cozy and hopefully leave feeling refreshed and revived after a great night’s sleep – let’s hope the same red carpet awaits you when you head off for your next sleepover!