There are a lot of bed options that you can consider for a guest room. In lieu of a regular bed, many homeowners choose beds that have multiple purposes or that can be kept out of the way on the days that they don’t have guests. Thus, portable cots, rollaway beds or a typical futon are among the most popular choices. But if you are looking for something that has similar functionality but a lot more style, daybeds might just be the perfect solution.
If you are thinking of getting a daybed for your guest room but are not yet convinced, these daybed guest room ideas might help you make up your mind.
What Makes a Daybed a Good Choice for the Guest Room?
There are several reasons why you should absolutely choose a daybed for your guest room! Let’s take a look at the most popular ones.
First of all, a daybed does not take up a lot of space, with most of them equivalent to the width of a single bed, only slightly longer. Therefore, they are the perfect bed to use even in a small guest room. However, there are also some wider daybeds, like this full captain daybed, which would be great if your guests are a couple or a small family.
Despite their narrow size, daybeds typically come with real mattresses. For instance, this elegant daybed from Discovery World comes with a twin mattress with a thickness of as much as 8 inches. So if you are worried that your guest will not be comfortable on the daybed, you can throw your worries out the window.
Expandable Sleeping Area
In addition to the main bed, you can also get a daybed that is fitted with a pullout trundle. So if you have more than one guest, all you have to do is to pull out the trundle bed from underneath and voila! You instantly have space for another overnight visitor. Like the main bed, the trundle also comes with a real mattress so again, you don’t have to worry about your guest’s discomfort.
If you are not to use the trundle bed for another guest, you can use the vast space for storage. The width and length are the same as the daybed, so you can just imagine how much stuff you can put in there! Also, there are daybeds that have drawers underneath instead of a pullout extra bed. This twin daybed in charcoal even has a bookcase headboard for more storage and display area.
What Can You Do with a Daybed When You Don’t Have Guests?
Well, that’s just the beauty of this particular type of furniture. Although it can technically be a bed, it is still a sofa at the same time. So you can use it in pretty much the same way as you would a couch.
There are a lot of great daybed guest room ideas for days that you don’t have visitors. Since you probably will only have guests occasionally, the room can double as a home office or study. It can also be an extension of the living room, where your family can hang out and have a movie night and play games from time to time.
For these occasions, you might want to change the way you decorate the daybed. Instead of covering it like a regular bed with sheets and a coverlet and putting it in ordinary bedroom pillows, you can decorate it more like a living room piece of furniture. Use fun throw pillows and make it as comfortable and inviting, even if it is not going to be used for sleeping just yet.