Cozy Nooks Help Houseguests Sleep Tight
You don't need a full extra bedroom to host overnight guests. Just make use of your home's hidden nooks
Summer's nearly here, and with it often comes a horde of houseguests. If you're scrambling to find a space to tuck visiting family and friends for a night or two, think beyond the typical guest room. Instead, consider the nooks and crannies in your home that might be overlooked. From a bed under the stairs to a sleeping space in an office closet, these ideas will have your guests feeling cozy and comfortable all night long.
Carving out a soothing space like the one shown here, with its white linens, simple lighting and book collection, will not only provide guests with comfort, but the bed placement will give them a bit of privacy — even if bunking with others is required.
Even the most narrow spaces can house guests. By placing a bed under the window in this hallway with a lamp, table and parson's chair on the opposite wall, guests will have everything they need close at hand.
If you have a deep closet available in your home office, why not tuck a mattress inside? Removing the closet doors and adding pretty bedding that coordinates with the room's decor will make the space feel intentional.
Ever since the first Harry Potter book was published, the idea of a room under the stairs has been intriguing to both children and adults. Just imagine how happy your littlest houseguests will be when they discover where they'll be sleeping.
Creating a sleeping nook with curtains is a great idea if the nook is in an often-used part of your home. If guests need more privacy, they can simply close the drapes.
If your home already has a daybed, this spot can work for guests too.
Dens are great for overnight guests. This windowed pocket door may not provide all of the necessary privacy, but the drapery rod and panels are a great quick fix.
A daybed in the toy room not only gives the kids a soft spot for reading books and playing, but also provides sleeping quarters during visits. When guests arrive, remove the play table and toys from the floor, and add a vase of fresh flowers and a favorite book by the table lamp, and you're set.
Ideabook published on June 17, 2012.
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