Looking for smart home office guest room ideas? As a professional in room layout & flow, I’ve collected the 7 categories you can choose from here today!
You don’t have to be a professional designer to know that traditionally, combining both an office and a guest room does not go over well.😆 And instead of creating another internet list that makes you scroll through “99 different office guest bed ideas”, I’m going to SIMPLIFY them for you into Being able to take up most of an entire office with a large bed (or two, in this case) is not a “luxury” most of us have. (I put that in quotes because my mind immediately goes to having an extra large room to clean, and then I’m not so sure it’s a luxury.
My own definition of “luxuries” for me include things like “low maintenance” and “easy to clean.”🙌😄) But taking up 50-75% of a guestroom with a guest bed that is consistently left out is a valid option, and so I include it.
Type #6: Sofa Bed in Office Guest Room. This is often the second “easy fallback” option people think of when it comes to a guest room office setup where they’re trying to save space. And it’s a perfectly good option IF you actually need (and will use) a sofa in your office space! But if you don’t actually need a sofa in there for other purposes, or they’re still too large (because let’s face it, sofas—even the compact ones—still take up a lot of cubic feet!
Type #5: Simple Fold-out Office Guest Room (Futon-esque)! A much simpler, smaller option than a full sleeper sofa is getting more of a futon-style piece of furniture, and then you simply unfold it and sleep directly on it!
Maybe because they’re often a bit higher and deeper than a couch, so they don’t beckon you to sit on them.
(Honestly, I need to write a post about how I sell our used furniture and get so much of our money back out of it so you guys can see! It doesn’t take up as much space as all the usual daybed-sleepers you see, and you know how I love sleeping close to the floor. I could write a blog post about that too.🤣 A nice affordable option if you’re feeling strapped for cash and can’t swing the above.
This has storage drawers beneath instead of a trundle, which I like because you could keep your extra linens and blankets inside! Type #3: Office Murphy Bed Desk (Vertical or Horizontal)! Now we come to another well-known option for office guest room situations worldwide:
Usually when you have a higher-than normal ceiling, plus a room with big windows and that faces good natural sunlight throughout the day, which helps it feel like a bright and airy space!
However, in our already-small room and with 8′ ceilings, when I closed my eyes and consulted my Designer Vision, it cringed. For super-tight office spaces, I love this because it’s simple and straightforward!😊 No rolling out sofa beds or trundles, and the “mattress” you get to choose.
It won’t come with the premade sofa or futon bed; it can be super soft or firm—however you like it! Sure, only one person or a couple small kids could fit on it, but if you’re only entertaining the random friend or just looking for an extra spot for kids to sleep during a family gathering at your place, this is a functional solution!
For over seven years we have absolutely, positively loved our cabinet bed in our office guest room!
It folds up against the wall just like a console table AND provides you with a comfortable queen bed! My original idea was that I’d use the top of this cabinet bed to fold laundry, but in reality, I didn’t. (Or just used it as a spot to set random stuff on at times, because that’s real life.
…when I started actually brainstorming my design work, it just felt too tall and imposing in a small space! But this cabinet bed…people would constantly walk by it and have no idea it wasn’t anything other than a deeper-than-usual console table. I also couldn’t not include this awesome built-in hidden bed that fits within this category!