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The 5 Best Guest Beds for Small Spaces

Posted: June 2023

If you're here, chances are you've got a teeny-tiny spare room or a cosy studio apartment and you're on the hunt for the perfect guest bed. To help all you space-conscious hosts, here we share our favourite guest beds for small spaces. These beds are not only size-squeezing but also comfortable and stylish, ensuring your family and friends will feel right at home.

1. Sofa beds

Imagine this: you live in a city apartment, and your best friend comes to visit. You want to host them comfortably, but where will they sleep? Enter the sofa bed - the ultimate solution for compact rooms. During the day, it's a modern and practical sofa for lounging, and at night, it transforms into a homey bed, so you won't have to sacrifice floorplan freedom or style for hospitality. Take a look at this Gallway 3-Seater Clic-Clac sofa bed. We just love the buttoned-back cushions and velvet touch fabric in vibrant orange. And, with its clever clic clac mechanism it's ever so easy to transform into a sleeping area.

2. Day beds

For when you're short on space but still want to host occasional visitors, a day bed is ideal. Not only do they provide a comfortable sleeping surface, but they also double as a functional piece of furniture during the day. You can longue on them with a good book or playlist and just unwind. Plus, they often come with built-in storage drawers and shelves so that your guests have a place to unpack their belongings. The Jamie Day bed frame with storage is one of our favourites. It has a sturdy white wooden frame, smart storage, and compact size, so you'll only need a single mattress.

3. Folding beds

For the tiniest of spaces, invest in a folding bed. They are super versatile as they can be easily tucked away when not in use, freeing up precious square footage. And when your guests arrive, they can be easily set up in minutes. Say goodbye to the days of sacrificing comfort for functionality, and hello to folding beds, a wonderful last-minute bed for small-space hospitality. Look at this compact Meadow folding bed with a comfy foam-free or pocket-sprung mattress, for example. It can be effortlessly moved around your home on 360° castors, and its easy-to-fold legs allow for quick opening or closing, so you can enjoy stress-free sleepovers.

4. Divan beds

Next time you have friends or family over, don’t stress about where to put them – transform your guest room with a space-efficient divan bed. Not only do they come in small sizes such as single beds but they also have built-in storage options. This means you can easily stow away any extra blankets, pillows, or clothing to save even more room in your home. Explore the classic ottoman divan base, which allows you to choose from a variety of sizes with a 21cm storage depth. We're sure your guests will adore snoozing on its supportive platform top.

5. Air beds

Air beds make genius guest beds for snug spots. With their inflatable design, they can be quickly inflated when needed, and easily deflated and stowed away when not in use, conserving your valuable space. Plus, let's not forget how convenient it is to be able to transport an air bed with ease, so you move it around your home. This makes them especially ideal for households with kids, as they can take turns having sleepovers in their bedrooms with friends.

Take a look at the Bestway Fortech air bed in king size. It can be rapidly set up for a comfortable sleep with a super-fast built-in electric pump. And, its Fortech technology enhances its durability and strength, ensuring your visitors snooze well.

For more help and advice, check out our guest bed guide.