It is often said that a good host always makes sure that his guests have everything they need. And that doesn’t just apply to catering. The popular expression says “to offer board and lodging”. Because those of you who like to have guests should also provide them with a comfortable place for the night.
All the reasons for staying asleep are good: prolong the party and avoid one too many drinks of alcohol while driving, a return trip considered too long or your offspring inviting their friends to a slumber party. Either way, you better be prepared! But is there the perfect practical and comfortable extra bed?
Extra bed: how to make the best possible choice?
Whether you are having your elderly mother-in-law for the night or this is your daughter’s best friend, the sleeping issue will not be the same. Everyone has different needs. And in the area of extra sleeping, the possibilities are varied. There are different types of rollaway beds, ranging from sofa beds to trundle beds, folding beds and mattresses. Other than that, not everyone has the space for a permanently furnished guest room. Before deciding on a solution, you should carefully consider your expectations and what you think your guests may have.
Which guests will stay overnight in your extra bed?
If you are looking for the most practical and comfortable solution, you should first take a closer look at the guests who will be spending the night in your home. Age is of particular importance. Older parents or friends need more sleeping comfort than children and young people, for whom spending the night with friends is more of a fun adventure than a real question of comfort.
Mattress and folding bed or pull-out beds, practical for children
If your overnight guests are mostly young people, the choice is simple: a folding mattress on the children’s bedroom floor will be greeted with as much enthusiasm as a folding bed. Both can be easily put away after a visit. Which saves you space. If your or your child’s best friend stays with you more often, a trundle bed will be more suitable: the second sleeping space can be pulled out from under your bed and disappear just as quickly the next morning.
Space-saving pull-out beds
How often do your guests spend the night with you? If you only have guests once or twice a year, you can have a rollaway bed or rollaway mattress as an extra bed. The advantage is great flexibility: a folding bed can be set up in no time, fits into any room and can be stowed away in a storage room or a niche to save space for the rest of the year. This is the kind of ideal solution for guests who decide to stay with you at the last moment. A folding mattress requires even less space – whether it’s above a closet or under your own bed, there is always a place for it. That is why despite its simple sleeping comfort, it can be a practical solution, especially for small apartments.
Comfortable sofa beds for all tastes
Do your guests come more often or do they stay several nights in a row? In these cases, a sofa bed is the ideal choice. Modern sofa beds are easy to handle and very comfortable. Often now, the emphasis is not on the quality of the sofa function, but on the quality of the bed.
A modular extra bedroom
The decision to install a permanent chamber depends mainly on the space available. If you often host overnight guests and there is enough space, a bedroom with comfortable beds is certainly the ideal solution. But what if the in-laws only visit twice a year? In such cases, it is advisable to configure your room flexibly so that it does not sit idle for most of the year. That doesn’t necessarily mean less comfort – many modern guest beds are incredibly versatile and still comfortable. Those who don’t expect guests to stay overnight in their homes often use their bedroom as an office or playroom. However, it requires some ingenious installation every time someone is sleeping.
Flexible guest beds
Save space optimally with a stackable bed. Do you want to accommodate several beds in a small space? Choose a functional stackable bed. Conveniently, you can stack such beds on top of each other.
Futon style bed systems are also extremely practical, as they can be easily stored. And many single beds can be transformed into a double bed in no time with connecting accessories.
There are therefore many solutions. It all depends on who stays with you, how long the stay is, how often it happens, how much space you have. Try to ask yourself all these questions and answer them appropriately and you will know exactly which rollaway bed is right for you.