HM Buying Guide: How to Make a Multipurpose Guest Room

multipurpose guest room Homemakers Furniture

Giving your guest room a purpose, aside from being a room that’s used occasionally when you host guests, will help you get the most out of your home. We’ll help you create a multipurpose guest room without creating clutter or adding too much unnecessary furniture into the room.

When creating a multipurpose guest room, keep these elements in mind: multi-functional furniture, incorporated storage and minimalism.

Multifunctional Furniture = More Options

Furniture doesn’t always only have one purpose. A desk is a desk. It’s used in an office. BUT what else can it be used for? Use your imagination and think of other ways a desk could be utilized. Doing this with all of your furniture will allow you to create more space in any room. Since we’re focusing on multipurpose guest rooms, let’s chat about that.

Bed benches add storage and seating to your guest room. Find one with drawers and lift-tops and you can use it to store pillows, blankets, sheets and so much more! Store stuffed animals if your guest room doubles as a nursery. Save the space for your guests’ belongings or place your out-of-season shoes or clothes in there. Whatever you decide to use it for, bed benches are a great way to add seating, storage and style to your guest room.

You can place a desk between two twin size beds to function as a nightstand for your guest and as a desk when the room is being used as an office! With your desk, use chairs that can be easily stored underneath it, somewhere discreet, or can be used as something else within the room. A desk chair can also be used as a place to set blankets and pillows for your guests to use.

For a guest room that is also a nursery, a rocking chair can serve as a cozy place for your guests to read or watch Netflix, along with being used as a nursery rocker.

Futons and daybeds are optimal choices for a multipurpose guest room when you want more seating options during gatherings and, of course, are also cozy beds.

Storage = More Space

A bed with incorporated storage will help you utilize every inch of space in your guest room. Using furniture for storage, as well as for its original purpose, leaves more room in the closets and other corners of the room for a crib, bookshelves or whatever furniture you need for your guest room’s second purpose.

Bookshelves and nightstands are helpful ways to add large amounts of storage in a small space. Nightstands can add extra shelves or drawers for your guests’ nighttime necessities and bookshelves make a great addition for office and library storage without taking up too much floor space.

Minimalism = Less Clutter

Keep decorations to a minimum. Each part of your multipurpose room is valuable. Lamps and alarm clocks are always helpful, but aside from that, try keep the décor on the walls as much as possible. Think about how necessary each thing in the room is.

Beds, benches, chairs, futons, desks… These are all pieces of furniture that can help create a minimalistic, open space in your guest room whether it’s also used as an office, nursery, storage room or anything else!

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Shop Beds & Headboards

Ashley Bostwick Shoals Queen Storage Bed  Homemakers Furniture

Ashley Bostwick Shoals Queen Storage Bed

If you want a traditional style guest room, this bed has not only a classic, clean style, it has two drawers at the foot of the bed for storage. Having the drawers on the foot of the bed means you can place the bed against a wall and place a nightstand or end table next to it. This is great for tight spaces or rooms that have more than one use. The simple white color will make your room look clean and simple, which will help the room feel less cluttered and more open.

Whittier Wood McKenzie King Bookcase Storage Bed Homemakers Furniture

Whittier Wood McKenzie King Bookcase Storage Bed

This bed includes six drawers at the base for storage and the bookcase headboard features four open compartments, a built-in power strip and additional concealed storage. You can place décor or a clock there instead of using a nightstand which takes up more space. The cherry finish allows this bed to fit easily with any style.

Ashley Sommerford King Storage Bed Homemakers Furniture

Ashley Sommerford King Storage Bed

Rustic appeal and function combine with this bed. It has a unique style with storage at the footboard. Store sheets, clothes, décor or anything else you can think of that would be handy to have in a guest room! Because the storage is at the front of the bed, you can easily place the bed against a wall without worrying about drawers on the sides.

Modus Furniture Nevis King Storage Bed Homemakers Furniture

Modus Furniture Nevis King Storage Bed

This platform bed is minimalistic and stylish. It has two under-the-bed drawers and an espresso finish that creates depth and is perfect for a contemporary space. Even with the simple sleek design, it doesn’t lack in storage for sheets, towels or other items your guests may need.

Lang Bayfield King Bookcase Headboard Homemakers Furniture

Lang Bayfield King Bookcase Headboard

Instead of adding a storage bed, consider only using a headboard. Not having a footboard can save space in your room, especially if you find one like this bookcase headboard. It has built-in storage and lighting.

Daniel's Amish New Mission King Headboard Homemakers Furniture

Daniel’s Amish New Mission King Headboard

This high-quality headboard was made with northern red oak solids by Amish craftsmen in Ohio. It features ample storage space, including two drawers and two open storage compartments. This headboard is perfect for storing books and other things that your guests may bring with them.

Shop Daybeds & Futons

Hillsdale Furniture Montgomery Daybed Homemakers Furniture

Hillsdale Furniture Montgomery Daybed

If you’re expecting multiple people or you want to add more seating to your room, a daybed with a trundle is the way to go. A daybed/trundle combo is a versatile option for a guest room. Not only is it a bed, but it has another bed underneath (that easily can be hidden away during the times it’s not being used) and it makes a stylish couch. This daybed has a sleigh design, faux leather upholstery and a dark tone, making it easy to pair with any existing furniture and style in your guest room.

Standard Furniture Lindsey Twin Daybed with Trundle Homemakers Furniture

Standard Furniture Lindsey Twin Daybed with Trundle

A daybed with a trundle is perfect if you’re expecting multiple people or you want to add more seating to your room. It has two different uses, and has a minimalist style to it. This sleek daybed adds a modern twist to your guest room. The simplicity and versatility of it makes this a must-have for your guest room.

Crown Mark Easton Adjustable Sofa Homemakers Furniture

Crown Mark Easton Adjustable Sofa

This sofa is great for a guest bed or additional seating for a sitting room, office or guest room. It has cup holders, side storage and is made with durable black vinyl. The versatility of an adjustable sofa is a necessity in a multipurpose guest room.

Primo International Tulsa Futon and Mattress Homemakers Furniture

Primo International Tulsa Futon and Mattress

Make the most out of your guest room with the design and versatility of this futon. The mattress is made with supportive pocket coils and the Mission style and warm finish allow this futon to fit into any style palette.

Shop Desks & Desk Chairs

Whalen LLC Fairport Writing Desk with 2 Stools Homemakers Furniture

Whalen LLC Fairport Writing Desk with 2 Stools

With two easily stored stools, this desk is perfect for a guest room. It includes two drop-front drawers, wire access ports and a built-in power strip with AC outlets and USB ports, making it a perfect spot for an alarm clock, phone chargers and a lamp. All of these things make this piece useful as both a desk and a nightstand.

Ashley Baybrin desk Homemakers Furniture

Ashley Baybrin Desk

Keeping your guest room clean is easy with the sleek, simple design of this desk. It includes a full-width open shelf and a drop-front keyboard drawer that makes it easy to store the keyboard while you have guests.

Whittier Wood McKenzie Desk Homemakers Furniture

Whittier Wood McKenzie Desk

This desk is the ideal size to be placed between two twin-size beds in a guest room. Not only does it provide space below for storage, it has ample drawer space for your guests’ belongings. Its simplicity makes this a great minimalist design for your guest room/office space.

Ashley Starmore Desk Chair  Homemakers Furniture

Ashley Starmore Desk Chair

If you’re looking for a contemporary chair for your guest room, this chair will meet your needs. It is sturdy enough for your guests to set their bags, blankets, pillows and whatever else they bring with them. It also has space below for storage and it can easily slide under a desk, creating more open space.

Presidential Seating Desk Stool Homemakers Furniture

Presidential Seating Desk Stool

The mobility of this colorful stool makes this a must-have for your office/guest room. It glides easily under a desk to create more open space in your room.

Bookshelves, Nightstands & Bed Benches

Whittier Wood McKensize Bookcase Piers Homemakers Furniture

Whittier Wood McKenzie Bookcase Piers (Set of 2)

These bookcase piers are great in a guest room if you’re using your guest room as a library or storage room as well. Leave a shelf open for your guests, and use the rest for books or office supplies.

Liberty Grayton Grove nightstand Homemakers Furniture

Liberty Grayton Grove Nightstand

If you want to include a nightstand in your multipurpose guest room, ensure it has enough storage space to make it worthwhile. This nightstand includes multiple shelves and a drawer for storing essentials.

Whittier Wood McKenzie 2-Drawer Storage Bench Homemakers Furniture

Whittier Wood McKenzie 2-Drawer Storage Bench

This bed bench features ample storage, including two drawers with English dovetail joinery and full-extension ball-bearing glides. The construction is exceptional and it makes a perfect storage space for blankets, sheets and other guest room necessities. It can also be used as additional seating.

Liberty Upholstered Storage Bench Homemakers Furniture

Liberty Upholstered Storage Bench

Add storage and a cozy seat with this storage bench. The top opens up to an inner storage compartment. The soft, neutral fabric allows this bench to easily complement any room.

New Classic Emilie 3-Drawer Storage Bench Homemakers Furniture

New Classic Emilie 3-Drawer Storage Bench

This bed bench features ample storage, including three drawers with English dovetail joinery and full-extension ball-bearing glides. The cozy upholstered top allows for comfortable seating. Store stuffed animals and other nursery items, office supplies or whatever else your multipurpose guest room may need.

What tips and tricks have you used for your multipurpose guest room? Let us know!

 

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