Lindsey Mather, AD CLEVER
The holiday season is in full swing, which means you might find yourself hosting a guest or two overnight. When you live in a one-bedroom or a studio, having friends stay for a weekend is as relaxing as a trip to the dentist—for everyone involved. The only place to put guests is probably your main living space, turning the whole room into one giant blow-up mattress. It's not the best look for your apartment, and it's also far from a welcoming setup for your pals. So, it's time to #GetClever. Turn a corner of your space into the most divine temporary "guest bedroom" anyone has ever seen. Here's how:
Invest in a decent air mattress
Judging from more than 10,000 glowing reviews, we'd say SoundAsleep Products' Dream Series air mattress with ComfortCoil technology—there are 14 air coils inside keeping it firm—is a good bet.
Clear a sliver of wall
No one likes waking up in the middle of the night because all the pillows fell off the top edge of the mattress, so push it up against a wall to keep everything in place. Plus, having something to lean on while you read is a small luxury you really miss when you can't do it.
Use a blanket as a faux headboard
Hang it right above the mattress with some pushpins or removable adhesive strips.
Pull up a stool, call it a nightstand
You've probably got one in the corner of your bathroom or kitchen already. For the next few days, it's the perfect spot for holding your guest's book and a glass of water.
Make the bed like any other bed
That means a mattress topper for extra comfort, a good set of sheets, and a cozy comforter. It's not that outrageous an investment—you can use the sheets and the comforter on your own bed in between friend visits.
Light it right
Make sure your guests have a light source they can control in case they want to stay up a bit later than you do, so they're not at the mercy of your overhead lighting. Using a more decorative lamp will give the space some added flair and help your visitors feel like they've got a corner of their own in your apartment.
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