3 ways to plan for sleepover guests

03 November 2016

You never know when extra guests are going to pop up, particularly during the holiday season. It’s best to always be prepared with a comfortable, space-saving solution that makes hosting overnight a breeze.

A GIF shows how to make a second sleeping space with extra mattresses and a canopy. A GIF shows how to make a second sleeping space with extra mattresses and a canopy. A GIF shows how to make a second sleeping space with extra mattresses and a canopy. A GIF shows how to make a second sleeping space with extra mattresses and a canopy. A GIF shows how to make a second sleeping space with extra mattresses and a canopy. A GIF shows how to make a second sleeping space with extra mattresses and a canopy.

1. HOW DO YOU STORE SEVERAL BEDS IN ONE SPOT? Simply stack a few mattresses on one bed frame. Cover them with contrasting textiles for a cool, graphic effect and unstack when guests show up. And because privacy is key, use a shelf bracket to hang a canopy.

2. CITYSCAPE OR SLEEPING SPACE? Well, both. Create the outline of a skyline using black tape and secure your mattress to the wall with a bracket. The graphic textile adds an extra element of style. 

A foldable guest bed is made, while a room divider provides privacy from the rest of the room. A foldable guest bed is made, while a room divider provides privacy from the rest of the room. A foldable guest bed is made, while a room divider provides privacy from the rest of the room. A foldable guest bed is made, while a room divider provides privacy from the rest of the room. A foldable guest bed is made, while a room divider provides privacy from the rest of the room. A foldable guest bed is made, while a room divider provides privacy from the rest of the room. A foldable guest bed is made, while a room divider provides privacy from the rest of the room. A foldable guest bed is made, while a room divider provides privacy from the rest of the room. A foldable guest bed is made, while a room divider provides privacy from the rest of the room. A foldable guest bed is made, while a room divider provides privacy from the rest of the room. A foldable guest bed is made, while a room divider provides privacy from the rest of the room. A foldable guest bed is made, while a room divider provides privacy from the rest of the room.

3. A FLEXIBLE GUEST BED FOLDS UP EASILY and can be stored away with a simple DIY cover next to a day bed. When guests arrive, lay out the guest bed and use the cover as a room divider for privacy. Here’s how to make the guest bed cover.

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Interior designer: Geneviève Jorn
Photographer: Micke Persson
Writer: Vanessa Algotsson