Transforming an extra room into a guest bedroom is a great way to accommodate visitors at your house, however, one of the issues most homeowners face is trying to utilize the space in that ‘extra’ room. It can be tough to find furniture that can fit in a small room, let alone place it in a way that feels welcoming and comfortable rather than claustrophobic for your guest.

Here are some ideas you can work with when trying to maximize space in a small spare room:

1) Attach shelves to wall to replace bookshelves & headboards

hanging shelves save floor space in small roomsMounted shelves have become a popular piece of furniture for modern-style homes in the past couple years. They have replaced the traditional bulky bookshelves that would take up an entire wall of a room. With a wall-mounted set of shelves, you can place your books, clothing, picture frames or home décor items without sacrificing floor space.

2) Mount storage cabinets to wall to replace nightstand & standing closets

If your guest room isn’t large enough to fit a nightstand then a wall-mounted cabinet is a useful alternative. Nightstands usually occupy the space next to a bed where people typically put an alarm clock, a picture frame or a phone on it. A wall-mounted cabinet can hold those items as well as additional items such as clothing, medicine, documents, emergency items, and more.

3) Save Space with a Murphy Bed

Beds typically occupy a majority of space in a guest room and people tend to sacrifice room space for a large comfy bed or settle for a single bed, which isn’t too spacious to sleep on. Murphy Beds offers a 2-in-1 solution to this problem, folding away horizontally during the day and turning into a comfortable, queen-sized bed at night. Our Murphy Beds (aka Wallbeds) fold out horizontally to reveal a regular mattress inside, and bed options are available in different sizes depending on the model, but usually a Queen bed.

Murphy beds can come with cabinets (piers) or without, based on the style you want and the amount of space you have in your room.