Ok…I have this dilemma. We only have 1 guest room and this weekend we had family come and visit from Alabama for Emma’s birthday! Well…with only 1 guest room and 5 people visiting…you can imagine…a bit of an issue.
One of the 5 (a little girl a year older than Emma) shared the bed with Emma since she has full size in her room.
The two adults (my mom and dad…aka grandma and grandpa) slept in the Queen size guest bed.
And the two remaining children slept in my office. One on the couch and the other on cushions on the floor in front of the couch. I wish I would have taken pictures of that scene. It did work out, but I would have liked to have offered something different for the children.
I will, for sure, eventually by an ottoman that turns into a twin bed.
But the real problem is my office. Currently I just have a plain old couch.
I think you can tell (this is when having a wider lens on my camera would be helpful) that the couch is between a built in (or build out, in this instance).
This is the best space to add some sort of bed to accommodate visitors. Not only is this the only space with which I can do this, but it also can be closed off (has a door).
So I need to replace this old couch (yes it is pitiful looking) with an option that fits within the dimensions. Options could include:
A sofa sleeper
A futon (and they come in many different colors, styles, etc)
A lounge sectional (not really a bed nor a sofa)
A bed without a headboard (could be a twin, full or queen and with or without a trundle)
Or I could have something custom built. Obviously I don’t have any examples that I can highlight as I have not even started the process with which to have any drawings or sketches. If this is something I consider, I will be sure to provide those examples in a future post.
Stay tuned as I try to find the right solution.
Your challenge is to get creative if you need to incorporate a new sleeping space into your design. Think outside the box. And don’t just settle to meet an immediate need.
- Murphy Beds Are Back again (ftsliqnm.wordpress.com)
- Murphy Beds Tell a Story (gawallbeds.wordpress.com)