The kids are back in school, the leaves are changing, the temperature is dropping, and the thrill of holiday chaos is upon us! Holiday season is a wonderful treat when we get to spend time with friends and family who are difficult to pin down the rest of the year.
Along with that special joy though, the holidays can bring a lot of stress, especially when your house is the default destination for seasonal guests. If you start making the big preparations ahead of time—like figuring out where exactly you’re going to put everyone—it’ll make your job a lot easier when the season really picks up.
Take advantage of some of these creative sleeping solutions for your holiday guests so you don’t break a sweat when it comes time to put on your hostess hat!
1) Invest in a sofa bed.
Sofa beds have come a long way from their rickety ancestors. Many of the ones on the market these days are stylish and can be made just as comfortable as an actual bed! A sofa bed or sleeper sofa is a great way to optimize your space and accommodate extra guests. You can often find good deals on them too, so they’re perfect for a quick holiday fix.
Put a sleek sleeper sofa in your living room to expand your seating area during the day and host your guests overnight. For a little more privacy, you can stick it in an extra den or basement lounge.
2) Blow up an air mattress.
An air mattress is always a reliable solution for a lot of guests in a small space and, like the sofa bed, has come a long way in terms of quality. You can get a queen or king-sized, or even a double to give your guests some extra cushion.
Air mattresses are great to keep around because they’re quick and easy to set up, take down, and store! You can wriggle them into tight spaces so that even a small apartment can transform into a mini-B&B. Just pull it out of the closet when you need it and fold it up and pack it into the bag when you’re done!
If you have an RV, don’t be afraid to use it! A little glamping can be a fun and memorable experience for holiday guests. If you don’t have an RV of your own, you might even consider renting one for a few days if you’ve got a lot of family coming to town.
Conveniently park it right next to your house so you can still be a great host, just not a cramped one. Plus, both you and your guests will appreciate the extra level of privacy. Throw in a comfy RV mattress and everyone is sure to sleep soundly.
4) Add a few bunk beds.
If you can swing it, a couple of bunk beds are a quick and easy hack for creating more sleeping space. They’re fun for kids and a queen-sized bunk is nothing for your adult guests to scoff at either!
Convert an extra closet into a private sleeping nook with a few bunk beds on the wall and a curtain in place of the door. Squeeze in an extra closet guest with a trundle bed on the bottom bunk. If you consistently find yourself playing host, it might be a good idea to install one or two horizontal Murphy beds in the office or playroom. These convenient bunks fold right back into the wall for a useful space-saving option.
A spare mattress is a simple solution for your influx of holiday guests! Rearrange the areas you use during the day to make space for a mattress on the floor at night.
Move your office chair to the corner or your fitness equipment against the wall in your extra room. Even the dining room or living room can be adjusted to fit one or two twin mattresses and accommodate your guests. It might not be ideal but at least they won’t have to sleep on the floor.
If you’re looking for some extra support for you and your holiday guests, Replacement Mattress can help! Our mattresses are of the highest quality, and available in both standard and custom shapes and sizes to fit your needs. Because we ship directly from our factory, you won’t find a better deal on this type of quality anywhere else.
Contact us today to order your custom mattress and ease the stress of holiday hosting!