The sleeper sofa has come a long way in the last few years. Many new sofas and sectionals feature a high-quality mattress so the sleep experience is better than ever. Make the bed with high quality linens- freshly laundered sheets, a fluffy comforter or duvet and LOTS of blankets go a long way to making guests feel like they’re in a 4-star hotel room. Throw in a few extra pillows, too- so they can prop up to comfortably read or watch TV.
Don’t let the lack of a guest bedroom cramp your hostess with the mostest style. With a little planning and a few thoughtful touches your couch-surfing weekend guests will feel totally pampered around the clock.
Designer Debbie Perez remade this teen girl’s bed by using her existing bedding in a way she had never imagined. Installing a bed rail, unseen on the back side of her bed, gave the opportunity to arrange her pillows in a way that gave her bed a “sofa” look.
A home office is easily converted into a guest room thanks to a stylish sofa bed. The coffee table is made from an item in the homeowner's vintage suitcase selection and was placed on wheels to make it easy to move out of the way.
The Williamsons keep foundational pieces like sofas, beds and walls white and neutral so they can pile on their brighter, more texture-driven collections of linens, pillows, sculptural works from Africa, mementoes from travel and both traditional and contemporary artwork.
This den has a sofa bed in the event that the space needs to be used as guest quarters. A variety of seating styles are unified around an oversized plaid ottoman, while beadboard paneling adds a casual layer to the wallpapered walls.
Natural light illuminates this nursery which features a neutral upholstered sofa with a built-in trundle bed. Decorative wooden shelves are positioned above, while soft-hued hot air balloon wallpaper adds a child-like touch. An upholstered rocking chair sits in front of a tall floor lamp and window framed in neutral curtains.
A navy blue sofa replaces the traditional bedroom bench in this master bedroom. Blue walls orrdinate with the navy sofa and matching bed pillows. Neutral curtains, headboard and nightstands along with a plush, beige carpet balance the space.
The wainscoting in this teen's lounge gives the space an elegant, upscale feel, while the painting hanging above the sofa adds bold color to the space. On either side of the painting, funky sconces give the space a touch of flair. The large sofa, while providing plenty of seating during the day, can be folded out at night to create a comfortable queen sized bed so that this space can double as a sophisticated bedroom.
Translucent smoked glass sliding doors close to create privacy while still filtering light into this space off the main living area. The room's primary purpose is as a home office, though it is easily transformed into a guest room by rolling the coffee table to the side and opening the sofa bed. The 1950s vintage book case came from an aviation school.
In this teal, girl's bedroom, a bright, pink sitting area is the perfect way to complete the space. The pink "sofa" here is crafted out of fluffy, pink cushions that can break down into five separate beds should the need for a slumber party arise. Complementing the fun colors in the space are elegant bead lamps that give the space a glamorous feel and flower pop art, adding chic detail.
This sweet little girl's nursery will also be used as a guest room when the family has guests stay the night, so designers added a plush, teal velour sofa that anchors the long wall of the nursery and doubles as a sofa bed when the need arises. To add symmetry to the space, bookcases on either side of the sofa add toy storage, and sconces add light to the space, while not posing a tip-over threat to the little one.
This monochromatic guest bedroom features a couch, draperies, bed linens and chair in solid white fabrics that provide a soothing, spa-like look and feel. The taupe and green area rug and the green planter serve as the sole colors against the walls' soft cream backdrop.