Oct 06, 2017 - 04:47 PM
Making the most out of your guest room isn’t really much of a complicated task. All you really need to do is assess how many people sleeps over your home and how frequently they do.
Designing your guest room and getting furniture for it would also be highly dependent on your social life and personality. If you’re the kind of person who’s an innate host, then you might as well create a guest bedroom that’s almost as good as your own if your budget allows it.
If you like throwing large parties and happen to have plenty of friends who usually sleep over after drinking a couple bottles of beer then I suggest you get a bunk bed or twin beds so that you can accommodate multiple guests.
However, not all of us usually have company over. Sometimes guest bedrooms are simply for unexpected guests or for friends or relatives who needs a place to stay in for a couple of days.
If so, it might be best for you to get a sofa bed to increase your guest bedroom’s functionality.
To give you an in-depth explanation, do allow me to explain the different pros and cons of getting a bed or a sofa bed for your guest bedroom.
Pros of a Bed
The number one pro of getting a bed for your guest bedroom is comfort. A nice bed with the right kind of mattress can do wonders for your guests. It can effectively provide them with an adequate resting spot that they could lie in full spread.
Another pro of getting a bed is the storage you would get. Unless you decide to get a mattress without the bed frame, you would have extra space under the bed to place your things. This can be quite functional if you store a lot of stuff in your guest bedroom.
Beds also don’t require much effort to be setup since it’s completely ready to use. Sure you may have to replace your bed linens for your guests but that’s pretty much all you have to do before you let your guests sleep on it.
Lastly, you’d have a lot of options to choose from if you’d want to place a bed in your guest bedroom. You can choose from a waterbed, murphy bed, futon, featherbed, bunk bed, air mattress or a regular bed.
Cons of a Bed
The most obvious con of getting a bet is the large floor space that it requires. You’d need to have at least a 38-inch wide and 75-inch long space to accommodate a twin bed.
There’s also the fact that beds can be more expensive, especially since bed frames and mattresses are frequently sold separately.
Moreover, not all kinds of mattresses are ideal for most people’s backs. This means that no matter how hard you try to get the best kind of mattress, you wouldn’t be able to provide the best comfort for all of your guests.
Last but not the least, you can never put away a whole bed. This can be quite bothersome if you don’t have guests frequently and if you need extra space.
Pros of a Sofa Bed
When it comes to sofa beds, one can’t possibly deny the functionality that comes with its flexible design. Having a sofa bed can provide your guests with comfort and can allow you to have sufficient space when there aren’t any guests around.
What’s great about choosing to get a sofa bed for your guest bedroom is that it instantly makes the room itself become something else. You can turn your guest bedroom into a home gym, a home office or study room, or even a closet.
Moreover, sofa beds are ideal for small spaces. If you don’t have much available floor space in your guest bedroom, a sofa bed will allow you to hide away its bed function when not needed.
I also love the fact that sofa beds are quite affordable. You also wouldn’t need to invest on extras like bed frames, headboards, etc.
You can even place a sofa bed right in your living room to eliminate the need for a separate bedroom.
Cons of A Sofa Bed
So what are the reasons why you shouldn’t get a sofa bed? Well, there’s the obvious fact that you’d have to adjust it every time you have a guest that will sleep over. It can take you as short as 2 minutes up to 15 minutes to prep a sofa bed.
Another thing that may cause you to steer away from getting a sofa bed for your guest bedroom is the fact that it can usually accommodate a single person. Sure sometimes two can fit in a sofa bed, but they’d be all cramped up and may not have enough elbow space to toss and turn during their sleep.
Bed VS. Sofa Bed: Which is the best?
If you ask me, the sofa bed is definitely best suited for a guest bedroom. There are plenty kinds of sofa beds today that can be as comfortable as a normal bed. You simply can’t argue with the functionality that this piece of furniture offers.