Do you have a spare room in your home which needs to serve a dual purpose?
You’re not alone. Many people have a room which serves as an occasional guest room, as well as a home office.
Trying to design a room which is functional, comfortable, and beautiful isn’t always easy. Luckily, there’s furniture which can help you create the perfect multi-purpose room: daybeds and sleeper sofas.
Why Every Multi-Function Room Needs a Daybed or Sleeper Sofa
Having extra seating in your home is important. When guests come, you’ll have a place where you can catch up and enjoy each other’s company. If you’re working in your office/guest room, it’s nice to take periodic breaks, get away from the computer, and stretch out on a sofa.
Both a sleeper sofa and daybed can add a lot of charm to your multi-function room. Instead of simply looking like a spare room no one cares about, these furniture pieces make it look like a beautiful, welcoming room people will want to be in.
Another great thing about these pieces is they help you utilize small spaces in a smart, functional way. Instead of having to fit a full bed into a room, as well as a desk, you can have a desk and a sofa, which saves a ton of space. When visitors come, simply push your desk aside (if necessary) and transform your daybed or sofa into a sleeping sanctuary.
3 Tips for Turning a Plain Room into an Elegant, Comfortable, Multi-Function Room
Besides adding a sleeper sofa or daybed to your multi-purpose room, here are some more tips which will help transform your spare room into an attractive, functional space.
1. Turn the Closet into a Makeshift Office
You can choose to keep the doors on your closet or not – it all depends on your taste. Buy a desk which will fit into your closet and add some extra shelves and/or a set of drawers above or beside your desk. It may be small, but you can turn your closet into an adorable office which fits your professional needs.
2. Stay on Top of Clutter and Messes
Do you know how every person has a junk drawer somewhere in their home? Well, a spare room can quickly turn into a junk room. In other words, it turns into a home for unused exercise equipment, clothes you’ve been meaning to donate, and unidentified objects you’re not sure whether you should get rid of or not.
Get on the Marie Kondo bandwagon and learn to manage your clutter. Keeping your spare room free of excess clutter will do wonders for the aesthetic of the space, as well as its functionality.
3. Decorate in a Way Which Makes the Room Look Cozy
Just because you want your spare room to be functional doesn’t mean it needs to look like you’re trying to fit five separate rooms into one.
Choose a theme and design the room in a way which is stylish, as well as comfortable. When purchasing décor items including furniture, choose items which make you happy and will make you want to spend time in the room.
How to Choose the Right Daybed or Sleeper Sofa for Your Needs
Before making your purchase, there’s a lot to think about.
Adding a daybed into your space will give it a cozy, relaxed feel which is perfect for a casual office and guest room mix, but do you like the look of a daybed?
If you want something more structured, something which will make you feel like working instead of taking a nap, a sleeper sofa might be the better option.
Another thing to consider is comfort. Depending on preference you’ll need to decide whether a sleeper sofa or a daybed is a more comfortable option.
Whatever piece of furniture you choose, make sure it’s made with high-quality materials. Investing in high-end furniture will actually help you save money in the long run.