We’ve all been there. You want to have friends or family over to stay the night, but you don’t have anything for them to sleep on. Luckily, there are plenty of space-saving guest beds on the market that can make having overnight guests a breeze.
From fold-out sofa beds to inflatable mattresses to transforming ottomans, there’s sure to be a space-saving guest bed that’s perfect for your home. And since any apartment-dweller values versatility, a lot of the beds on this list double as something else — a reading, a chair, a lounger, and even a desk!
So next time someone visits you, you’ll be able to confidently offer them a place to crash. And if you’re not expecting overnight visitors, these cozy guest beds are ripe for a sweet nap.
Let’s start with the obvious space-savers — Murphy beds…
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Crossfell Murphy Bed
When most people think of murphy beds, they imagine a fold-out bed that can be easily pulled down from the wall for use. Like the Crossfell guest bed above folds into a wall with bookcases on the sides. A solid choice for a room that you’ll occasionally use as your reading spot.
Caribou Queen Murphy Bed
However, murphy beds actually come in a range of different styles and configurations. Some (like the Caribou Queen Murphy Bed above) are designed to quickly fold into a compact dresser-sized box, perfect for use in a small guest room or apartment where every inch of space matters.
Compatto Twin Murphy Bed With A Desk
Murphy beds can go even further beyond by combining the folding bed with something useful, like Compatto from Expand Furniture above. When folded this nifty Murphy bed gives you a spacious desk to work at during the day. So your home office can double as a guest room by night without sacrificing any precious square footage.
Homary Convertible Lounge Chair Bed
With this tri-fold sofa bed, you can easily transform your living room into a guest bedroom in just seconds. It is a chair, it is a lounger, and it is a folding bed.
This stylish piece of furniture is upholstered in cotton & linen and padded with high-density foam for maximum comfort when lounging.
Plus, this chair takes up minimal space and, unlike folding beds, you don’t have to make space for it in the closet. Instead, use it as a reading spot or a lounger on your own time and unfold it into a bed when the guests come over.
WOTU Folding Sofa Bed
This low-sitting sofa is the perfect solution for small spaces. It unfolds into a queen sofa bed, taking up half the space a guest bed would during the day.
You can even place this memory foam sofa on top of a platform for added storage, something a lot of satisfied customers have done.
And when there are no guests to host, you can use it as a reading nook or a super soft playmat for kids. If it’s the latter, don’t worry, the linen cover is removable and machine-washable.
Homary Folding Loveseat Bed
A folding loveseat is a pretty common solution for guest rooms. Instead of collecting dust in the corner like folding beds do, it gives you extra seating during the day while still being able to spring into action at the sight of overnight guests.
However, in a small guest room, simple extra sleeping space is not enough. Additional storage space is also key, which is why we really love this loveseat.
Not only does it unfold into a full-sized bed (62.2” x 74.8”), but it also has an extra compartment for linens, blankets, and pillows. Plus, the extra pockets on the sides are too darn cute to miss out on.
Dormire Sofa Bunk Bed
When it comes to furniture design, few things are as impressive as a modern wonder like the Dormire Couch. Not only is it incredibly comfortable, with soft and plush cushions in a neutral gray color, but it also transforms almost instantly into a bunk bed that can sleep 2 adults.
So for the price of one couch you get two guest beds that stay out of the way unless you need them. Also, this is a great alternative for kids rooms that are too small and are in need of space-saving furniture.
Homary Convertible Sofa Bunk Bed
Now, if you are a fan of sofa beds that look more opulent, we’ve got another option for you. This 87.4″ x 38.6″ sleeper sofa from Homary is a sight to behold, with teal fabric contrasted by golden accents. It is cheaper than Dormire but it has all the same tricks — two beds hidden in one sofa bed.
Desk & Guest Loft Bed
These days, loft beds are often associated with childhood bedrooms and college dorm rooms. But loft beds for adults are becoming increasingly popular, especially in small homes and apartments.
Just look at this spacious 79.9″x41.7″x71.7″ bed from Mason & Marbles. By combining a bunk bed with a desk, you can create a home office, guest room, or craft space – all in one! So you can have free use of the floor space in your small guest room but also have a comfy bed to host overnight guests.
MurphySofa Transforming Sofa & Murphy Bed
A sleeper sofa is great, but if you truly want your guests to have a good night’s sleep, you might want to take a look at this baby.
Made for studio apartments MurphySofa Migliore squeezes every bit of functionality out of the square footage it’s offered. It is a combination of a queen-size Murphy bed with a comfortable sofa neatly packed into a narrow wall panel.
The unit is compatible with additional pieces of furniture from the Migliore line, including a mini closet, an additional sectional, and an ottoman. So if you want your family room to have an extra bed just in case, this is the definitive winner.
Foxemart Rollaway Foldable Bed
This rollaway bed is the perfect solution for when you need to save space in a cramped apartment but also want to host someone overnight.
The folding bed from Foxemart features sturdy steel tubing and a 5-inch thick memory foam mattress with a 300 lbs weight limit. The mattress is also attached to the frame with velcro, so your guests can enjoy a good night’s sleep without sliding away.
Plus, once folded, it measures only 13″ in profile so it won’t be a hindrance in your living space. Just roll it away into a corner or store it in a closet.
Pro Idee Folding Paper Bed
We love and adore pieces of furniture that challenge the norm and opt-in for unique materials. Paper in and of itself is nothing special but when it is used to build a collapsible bed frame? Heck yeah, it’s special!
This portable bed from Pro Idee sits on an accordion-style frame made entirely out of paper. Despite the seemingly flimsy material, it can actually support up to 661 lbs, so two people in your guest room.
And it is one of those convertible beds that you can repurpose when not in use. This one folds into a small bench that can be used as a window seat or a coffee table in the living room.
Weighing at just 32 lbs, this multifunctional portable bed takes up just enough space to not be stifling in a small apartment.
King Size Inflatable Air Mattress
Air mattresses are nothing new when it comes to accommodating guests. It is a kind of guest bed that has long been associated with uncomfortable and torturous nights spent tossing and turning in a futile attempt to get some sleep. But that’s not always the case.
This king-size air mattress has been designed to emulate a sofa, right down to the cozy cushions. Not only is this mattress incredibly comfortable, thanks to its ergonomic design with 42 air columns that provide cushioning support, but it also makes for a good night’s rest, every time.
And, needless to say, this is the best option for those looking for easy storage. This is a folding guest bed that you can simply roll up and toss in the closet.
Ivation Inflatable EZ-Bed
Now, if you want something fancier for your guest bed but just as easy to store, take a look at EZ-bed from Ivation. This is a brilliant air mattress that with one push of a button grows into a guest bed, elevated frame and all.
Just as easily, this folding bed deflates into a nice package for easy storage. In just 4 minutes you can quickly set up a guest bed or fold it to create more room.
It is a brilliant solution for guest rooms that double as an office or a crafts room. Plus, if you are an avid camper, this air mattress bed will surely come in handy.
Leisuit Rollaway Bed
Everyone’s heard of rollaway beds. They may not be the most stylish option out there, but they’re definitely the most practical. And let’s be honest, when you have a house full of guests, practicality is what really matters.
Rollaway beds take up the least floor space and can quickly provide a place for sleeping in a small living room or guest room. This one also features a 3″-thick memory foam mattress that’ll provide your guests with a cozy place to rest.
After your guests leave, this rollaway bed can be folded in just 60 seconds and transported somewhere for storage. A closet or even a remote corner in the living room will do.
Portable Roll-up Mattress
An air mattress is a pretty common solution for small spaces without a guest bedroom. They’re great for saving space, but, if not chosen correctly, they’re not so great for your back. That’s where this roll-up mattress comes in.
This mattress is filled with gel beads that, unlike memory foam, provide instant support for your back. This mattress comes in 5 sizes, from Cot to Twin XL. And, unlike most guest beds, you can roll this one up and hide it on the top shelf of your closet.
Plus, this mattress and a sleeping bag are a cozy combo that any camping trip needs.
Vonanda Sofa Bed Ottoman
By day, it’s an unassuming ottoman. But by night, it’s a super comfy guest bed! This versatile piece of furniture is perfect for small spaces – like apartments or studios – that don’t have room for a dedicated guest bed.
Simply fold out the ottoman into a bed, and your guests will enjoy a comfortable night’s sleep. When they’re gone, fold it back up into an ottoman again – no muss, no fuss! You can also use this folding guest ottoman as your own personal lounge chair or sofa. It’s perfectly cozy for watching TV, taking a nap, or reading a book.
Yves Béhar Foldable Meditation Bed
If you’re looking for a guest bed that will give you a modern feel, as well as some modern capabilities, then this is the bed for you.
Opus is a unique bed from Yves Béhar that can be folded in style into a compact pouf. But what makes it truly stand out is that it can also be connected to an app that uses sounds and vibration to help you meditate.
So you can have a guest bed by night and an improved meditating experience by day, all in one.
COBBO overhead Storage Guest Bed
Rather than opting for the traditional loft bed with a bed up top and storage down below, why not try the reverse?
This unique bed called COBBO features overhead cabinets that are perfect for bedroom storage — from clothes to extra blankets. And because the bed sits on the floor, you won’t have to worry about bumping your head on the ceiling in the middle of the night.
Not to mention, one of these beds is a perfect solution for small spaces, including micro-apartments and guest rooms.
Jaxx Alon Convertible Daybed
The Jaxx Alon Daybed convertible sofa bed is a multifunctional piece of furniture that’ll look right at home in a small living room.
This couch features a space-saving stacked design that, during the day, makes it a comfy place to lounge, work, read, and nap. However, it can also be folded open to reveal a queen-size bed or two twin guest beds for your visitors to sleep on.
The sleeper sofa is available in three different fabrics and a multitude of colors. So you can not only have a nice guest bed but also something that adds to your interior decor.
Secretland Stacking Foldable mattress
With a folding bed mattress, you can have the best of both worlds.
This mattress easily folds into a small space-friendly ottoman, so when you’re not expecting company, it can serve as a comfortable reading spot. But when guests do come knocking, simply open it up and voila! You’ve got an instant guest bed.
The mattress comes in several sizes, from Small Twin to queen, so you can be sure to find the perfect fit. And with several thickness options, you can choose the level of comfort that will be right for your guests.
IULULU Convertible Futon Guest Bed
Versatility is what lies at the core of every space-saving guest bed. And this futon sofa bed is the most versatile piece of furniture you’ll ever own.
Thanks to the click-clack mechanism, it easily adjusts to three positions: upright, slightly reclined, and flat (aka guest bed). So whether you’re having a friendly chat, reading or watching TV, or want to sleep overnight guests, this sofa bed has got you covered.
And if you need even more space, the armrests can be dropped flat so more people can sit on the couch.
Homary Transforming Loveseat Bed
Sofa beds are the perfect way to accommodate overnight guests without sacrificing style.
This small loveseat converts into a comfortable 55.1″ x 33.9″ guest bed, but it also boasts a chic look amplified by blue and yellow cotton and linen upholstery.
Despite its minimalistic design, this sofa still has additional pockets on the sides for extra storage. Throw in a few pillows and a nice duvet on top and you’ll have yourself a charming, functional accent piece of furniture.
If you’re tight on space, the last thing you want is a bulky guest bed taking up precious square footage. But just because you don’t have a lot of room doesn’t mean you can’t be a good host.
Hopefully, this list has given you some insight into ingenious and small space-friendly guest beds. So go ahead and invite your friends and family members to stay with you – with the right guest bed, you’ll have plenty of room to accommodate them.