Cozy Nooks Help Houseguests Sleep Tight

Summer’s nearly here, and with it includes a horde of houseguests. If you’re scrambling to find a room to tuck visiting family members and friends for a night or two, think past the typical guest room. Instead, think about the nooks and crannies in your home that might be overlooked. From a bed under the stairs into a sleeping area in an office cupboard, these thoughts are going to have your guests feeling cozy and comfortable all night long.

Sullivan Building & Design Group

Carving a soothing space such as the one shown here, using its white linens, simple light and book set, will not simply provide guests with relaxation, but the mattress placement will give them a little solitude — even when bunking with other people is needed.

Shannon Malone

The most narrow spaces can house guests. By putting a mattress under the window in this hallway using a lamp, dining table and parson’s seat on the opposite wall, guests will have everything they need close at hand.

Ellen Kennon Design

If you’ve got a closet why not tuck a mattress indoors? Taking away the cupboard doors and incorporating fairly bedding which coordinates with the room’s decor will make the room feel intentional.

Smith & Vansant Architects PC

Ever since the first Harry Potter novel was published, the idea of a space under the stairs has been fascinating to both children and adults. Just imagine how happy your littlest houseguests will be if they discover where they will be sleeping.

Madison Modern Home

Developing a sleeping nook with drapes is a great idea if the nook is at an often-used part of your home. If guests want more solitude, they could simply close the drapes.

JMA (Jim Murphy and Associates)

If your home already has a daybed, this spot can work for guests too.

Ana Williamson Architect

Dens are great for overnight guests. This windowed pocket may not provide all of the necessary solitude, but the drapery pole and panels are a great quick fix.

LDa Interiors & Architecture

A daybed at the toy area not just gives the children a soft spot for reading novels and playing, but also provides sleeping quarters through visits. When guests arrive, eliminate the drama table and toys from the floor, and add a vase of fresh flowers and a favourite publication by the table lamp, and you’re set.

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