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3 ways to plan for sleepover guests

09 December 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.

Two smaller mattresses are stacked and made up on the floor next to a bed. A canopy hangs over the extra bed.
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.

A city skyline is created with decorative tape and mattresses covered in textiles are fastened against the wall.

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. 

An extra sleeping space is made by placing a mattress on the floor, while a room divider provides privacy from the rest of the room.

3. A FLEXIBLE FOAM MATTRESS FOLDS UP EASILY and can be stored away with a simple DIY cover next to a day bed. When guests arrive, lay out the mattress, push the bed back against the wall and use the cover as a room divider for privacy. Here’s how to make the mattress cover.

We love to see our customers get creative with our products. Go for it! But please note that altering or modifying IKEA products so they can no longer be re-sold or used for their original purpose, means the IKEA commercial guarantees and your right to return the products will be lost.

Made by

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