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Make Any Room a Guest Room with the Right Furnishings [Checklist]

by Pam Silvia

Although the holidays are bound to look a little different since the pandemic, we believe nothing evokes the merriment of the season like uniting with our family and friends for the festivities. As you keep your guest list short this year, we’d like to turn your attention to our line of products that will elevate your hosting abilities toward the top of Santa’s nice list. 

That said, we know not everyone has an extra bedroom for overnight guests. To that, we say, don’t let your lack of a spare bedroom keep you from hosting traveling guests for the holidays. With the right furnishings, you can create a makeshift guest room in your own living room! 

Thanks to our furniture catalog, you can foster comfort and style that rivals that of a plush queen mattress and bedroom furnishings, respectively. 

What to Consider When Choosing a Guest Bedroom  

When choosing a guest bedroom, you'll need to think about how much space you have and what your guests will need. If you have a spare bedroom, that's perfect for guests. But if you only have a small apartment, you may need to set up a bed in a living room or other common area. 

In addition to space, you'll need to consider what amenities your guests will need. A bed is the most essential piece of furniture for a guest bedroom. But you'll also need to provide bedding, towels, and other essentials. You may also want to provide a TV, reading lamp, or other small amenities to make your guests feel at home. 

How to Make Your Guests Feel at Home  

Making your guests feel at home is essential for a comfortable stay. There are a few things you can do to make them feel welcome and comfortable in your home. 

First, you'll need to provide them with all the essentials they need. This includes a bed, bedding, towels, and other essentials. In addition, you may want to provide a TV, reading lamp, or other small amenities to make your guests feel at home. 

Second, you'll want to give them some privacy. If you have a spare bedroom for guests, that's perfect. But if you only have a small space, you may need to set up a bed in a living room or other common area. In addition, you'll want to make sure they have a private bathroom if possible. 

Finally, you'll want to leave them a note or welcome basket with information about your home and local area. This can include your house rules, Wi-Fi password, restaurant recommendations, and more. This will help them feel comfortable and settled during their stay. 

Tips for Guest-Friendly Furniture 

Here is a list of guest room essentials you can easily incorporate into your home.  

1. Choose a Sleeper Sofa 

You might be surprised to learn that modern sleeper sofas aren’t as conspicuous as the pullout futons we’ve come to expect for overnight stays. In truth, a sleeper sofa isn’t any less cushiony than the couch you thoughtfully selected for your family room. 

From our catalog, discover versatile couch pullouts with supportive cushion seating, traditional or memory-foam mattresses, and design styles that you and your guests will appreciate. With sectional, loveseat, and chair styles, sleeper sofas are also a great option for any-size living space. Best of all, these multifunctional furniture pieces can still function as an extension of your unique style with your choice of material, including leather and fabric. 

As you scroll through our selection, you will find that some styles are named after mattress sizes, including twin- and full-sized sleeper chairs and queen-sized couches. That said, remember to check out our measuring guide to learn how to fit your dream sleeper sofa into your space.