3 Ways To Make The Most Of A Small Guest Room

Guest rooms are one of the most common areas of a home that goes without much notice. Often, these spaces are rarely used or are used as storage space instead of their intended purpose. Not that this is necessarily a bad thing, but wouldn't it be nice to actually use the room as it was made for? After all, The Baltimore Sun states that a guest room is important in a home as it provides comfort to your guests who need a place to stay. What better way to do that than to give them their own room?

If you're one of the lucky ones with a guest bedroom or even a spare bedroom in your home, then you probably know that there are a lot of options to decorate and arrange it. However, with a smaller-sized room, this becomes a bit more complicated. It needs to contain all the necessities that one may need but also still have the space needed to move around and live in it for a night or two. Luckily, we have a few ideas on how to make this work. Here are three ways to make the most of a small guest room.

Use multifunctional furniture

To begin with, let's discuss the necessities of the room. Of course, a bed is the most important as it's essential for a person to sleep. However, other furniture such as dressers, nightstands, and even a desk may be needed within the room as well. Wouldn't it be cool and convenient if these furniture items acted as a two-in-one? If this is something that piques your interest, then consider investing in multifunctional furniture. Perhaps one of the most conventional pieces of furniture you can buy is a futon. As Living Spaces points out, a futon acts as both a bed and a sofa simultaneously. Additionally, if there is only one guest staying the night, you can set the futon up as a sofa as there will still be plenty of room to sleep.

If your guest room contains a desk, consider moving it over to beside the bed as it can act as both a desk and a nightstand. Many desks contain a substantial amount of space, so storing both office and bedside items shouldn't be a problem. Likewise, depending on the size of the dresser, you can opt to store your TV on top of it so that it acts as a stand as well. You can also use the top drawer for storage space. Afterall, it is a guest bedroom and nobody will likely be living in it full time, so the full dresser space may not be needed.

The less the better

Since it is a guest room and not a standard bedroom, you may not need everything a normal bedroom might have. Rooms To Go states that the main must-have furniture items for a guest bedroom include a bed, dresser, and nightstand. Aside from using furniture in multiple ways, you can opt to use smaller-sized furniture to save some space. In addition, you can also choose not to include certain furniture items at all. For example, a guest room doesn't necessarily need a desk. The guest will likely not spend much time in their room anyways, so a desk is something that could potentially be let go.

A smaller-sized dresser is also another idea that you can incorporate into your guest room. A full-sized dresser is great for normal bedrooms as it will get used on a daily basis. However, a guest bedroom can potentially go days, weeks, and even months without usage. Additionally, even when in use, it will likely only get used for a short amount of time. It's likely your guest will only bring a certain amount of clothes that might not even fill up a larger dresser. If your guest room has a closet that can store your guest's clothes in, that may be good enough. Perhaps consider a smaller dresser to save on space.

Make use of what you have

Lastly, it's important to make use of what the guest room has to offer. Every room is built differently than the next, so you will have to adjust according to the shape and size of the room. However, there are always features in every room that can't be moved. Windows, vents, and closets have to be worked around when it comes to arranging a guest room. If you have open walls, you can opt to hang shelves on the walls for even more space. Additionally, you can save some space by pushing the furniture away from the center of the room. The bed can be put in a corner instead of in the center of a wall. This creates more floor space and allows for the room to look more open.

You should also make the most of the furniture that you have included in the room. You can also use the space underneath the bed for storage. HGTV states that you can use items such as wheeled boxes, detachable drawers, and storage bags to store other essential items and allow your guest to have a bit more space. These types of items are available at a wide variety of stores, including Target, Walmart, and Amazon. There are also many closet organizers you can purchase that allow you to store other items, including shoes, jewelry, and other essentials a guest may bring.