4 Best Ways to Maximize Space in Your Guest Room

4 Best Ways to Maximize Space in Your Guest Room

Are you looking to make the most out of your guest room while providing a comfortable and inviting space for your visitors? Whether you're hosting friends, family, or Airbnb guests, maximizing space is the key to creating a welcoming atmosphere.


If you’re looking to maximize space in your guest room, especially if you’re working with a smaller space, these four easy tips are a great way to make lots of room for your guests: 


1. Use twin or full beds to create more space

2. Invest in multifunctional furniture to create extra storage

3. Add a dresser and nightstands to make extra space in the closet

4. Utilize vertical space to open up floor space


Let’s explore these four essential tips to making sure your guests feel right at home in your home or vacation rental.


1. Use Twin or Full Beds to Create More Space

Your choice of guest beds can significantly impact the overall layout and feel of your guest room. While larger beds like queen beds or king-size beds may be extra spacious, they can dominate the space, leaving little room for other essential furniture like bedroom dressers or bedside tables or movement like packing and unpacking.


That’s where twin or full-size bed frames come into play. Adding two twin bed frames or a full bed frame to your guest room is an excellent way to provide plenty of sleeping space while opening up more floor space than you would have with a queen-size bed or king bed. This arrangement allows you to accommodate multiple guests comfortably without overcrowding the room.


To save even more floor space, push the bed into the corner to create a cozy sleeping nook that will make your guests feel right at home.


Solid wood twin platform beds in walnut with black nightstand


2. Invest in Multifunctional Furniture

To make sure your guests have plenty of space to put their belongings when they unpack, consider investing in solid wooden bedroom furniture pieces that serve more than one purpose.


For instance, a bed frame with storage is a fantastic option. Not only does it provide extra space for your guests to store their belongings throughout their stay but it opens up extra floor span for them to spread out and pack or unpack their suitcase.


Bunk beds with storage, full bed frames with storage, and twin beds with drawers all offer a stylish and comfortable sleep space while providing ample storage for all your guests’ needs.


Solid wood white queen bed with underbed storage drawers and white nightstand


3. Add a Dresser and Nightstands

Adding a wood dresser and wood nightstands with drawers to your guest room serves multiple purposes. It not only clears closet space for your guests to stow away any larger items, such as suitcases, during their stay but provides extra storage for them to store their clothes.


Real wood dressers and night side tables are also great for extra storage when no guests are staying in your home, ensuring that your guest room remains functional year-round.

 Solid wood modern 3-drawer dresser in black and solid wood modern 6-drawer dresser in pecan


4. Utilize Vertical Space

To maximize space in your guest room, think vertically. For example, there is no need to settle for a small dresser when you can instead opt for a tall dresser that has plenty of space in its dresser drawers but has a smaller footprint. All wood dressers with a tall and narrow design are ideal for guest rooms with limited square footage.


For families or groups of friends, bunk beds can be a wonderful option. Twin over twin bunk beds, twin over full bunk beds, or full over full bunk beds can be both stylish and space-saving.


These beds not only provide comfortable sleeping arrangements but also maximize both floor and sleep space, allowing for more guests to stay in the room and maximizing space for other essential furniture pieces.


Solid wood bunk bed with trundle bed in white with blue bedding, blue rug, and plant


5. Bonus Tip: Use Light Colors and Mirrors

When decorating your guest room, consider using light colors for the walls, bedding, and furniture. Light hues create an illusion of more space and contribute to an airy, open atmosphere.


A natural wood bed frame or white wooden bed frame paired with a white dresser and white nightstands can create a fresh and inviting atmosphere in your guest room while making it feel larger than it actually is.


You can also use mirrors to make the room feel bigger. Strategically placed mirrors reflect light and create depth, giving your guest room a more spacious feel. Consider incorporating a full-length mirror on the back of the door or placing decorative mirrors on the walls. This simple trick can make a significant difference in how your guest room is perceived.


Solid wood contemporary bedroom set with two nightstands


When you’re looking to make your guest room or vacation rental as comfortable and homey as possible, it's essential to strike a balance between functionality and style.


At Plank+Beam, we understand that creating a welcoming and comfortable guest space is essential. Our wide range of space-saving, versatile furniture is designed with this in mind. By investing in our twin-size bed frames, full-size bed frames, storage beds, dressers, and nightstands, you can effortlessly transform your guest room into a functional, aesthetic space that your guests will appreciate.


With Plank+Beam's furniture offerings, fostering that ideal balance between functionality, style, and comfort in your guest room becomes not just possible, but effortless. So why wait? Start maximizing your guest space today by shopping Plank+Beam’s selection of modern and stylish bedroom furniture pieces.


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