10 Ways to Accommodate Guests in a Small Space

As the holiday season kicks into full gear, many of us are welcoming friends and family into our homes. If you live in a small space, accommodating overnight guests takes a little bit of creativity. Click below for 10 solutions from AT...

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The sleeper sofa is a classic small space solution. For a roundup of resources, see AT's Best Sleeper Sofas 2008.

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This Small Space Before and After includes lots of tricks for a tiny room including ceilings painted the same color as the walls, curtains hung beyond the window frame to extend the sense of space, and double-duty furniture.

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If you don't have room for a sleeper sofa, how about a sleeper chair? Crate and Barrel has a good selection of twin sleeper armchairs.

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Take a cue from hotel style and use a Folding Luggage Rack to give guests a spot for their suitcase. This image comes from the Bellinter House Hotel in Ireland.

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If you're lacking a guest closet, use wall hooks or a wall-mounted clothing rack to make some extra space for hangers.

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This Ottoman Sleeper from BoConcept triples as a slipcovered cube, a twin bed, or a cushioned bench.

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Another classic small-space option: the Murphy Bed. For stylish examples, check out AT's Best of Modern Murphy Beds.

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If you have room for an extra bed, it may as well double as storage space. For resources, see AT's Top 10 Storage Beds.

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This post on How To: Make a Couch, Bed, and a Guest Room Fit into a Small Space provides some great DIY ideas for creating your own daybed.

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If you need more ideas, hotels are always a great resource. For inspiration from the AT archives, check out Small Space Ideas from Room Mate Hotels and this Clip File of Inspiration from 9 Hotels.

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