Shop our collection of single and double guest beds like an expert with this quick guide – your visitors, bank account and home will thank you later, when you order the right one…
1. What’s your budget?
Whether you have £100 or £800 to spend, you should find a Bed Guru guest bed within your budget – perhaps it’ll be a sturdy wooden bed frame or a metal one, alternatively a guest bed upholstered in your choice of coloured fabrics?
When it comes to freeing up your sofa and giving your guests a comfortable night’s sleep, you can do it on the cheap without ever being busted – the Lucca Folding Guest Z Bed is our cheapest folding Z bed, not that anyone will notice. When your guest returns home, simply fold it in half and store it out of sight – freeing up your spare bedroom until their next visit.
2. Where will the guest bed go?
Picking a guest bed that not only fits, but suits the room and your living arrangements is easier when you know precisely where your guests are sleeping.
Think folding Z beds or day beds for your living room or office space – the Venice Sofa Bed is a stylish piece of multi-purpose furniture. Otherwise, share your own bedroom with your guest by pulling a second bed out from under your own Sleepover Premier Guest Bed, for example. Or give them some privacy and protect your personal space, by putting them up on a standalone guest bed in your spare room – these guest beds become a permanent fixture in your home, ready for visitors at a moment’s notice.
Want more? Experiment with the size of your guest bed to save space. Our collection spans a plethora of UK, EU and special size beds. The Pine Trundle, for example, comes in 11 sizes ranging from small and short singles to UK single and UK wide single.
3. Will you ever need extra storage?
If you are looking for a guest bed which offers built-in storage consider the Hornblower bed which has up to three drawers built in. If your guests are staying for a few days then the drawers are perfect for storing small items such as clothing and towels. After all, who likes living out of a suitcase?
4. Does your guest bed suit your décor?
The bed is the biggest piece of furniture in the average bedroom – the colour and material set the tone for the entire space. Create a light and airy bedroom with a white guest bed or a warm and cosy place to sleep with a dark wood or black faux leather bed, go for the traditional look with a rustic wooden bed like the Toronto or an oh-so-modern feel with the Modena guest bed, for example.
Better yet, you can stain or paint certain guest beds however you fancy, so long as the wood is unfinished – opt for the Orlando or the Vegas guest beds if you’re feeling creative. Pick a colour scheme that complements the rest of your bedroom furniture as well as your wall colour, floor and curtains.