Small Space Ideas for a Guest Room by Calgary Interior Designer

When you are working with a very small extra bedroom in your house (eg. a 9’x11′ room), I recommend trying to make it as multi-functional as possible.  Here is an image of a great design solution for a narrow & small guest room.  1) Take a king headboard & put it against the wall with a queen bed.  The length of a queen bed is 80″ and can be pushed up nicely against a king headboard which are also around 80″w.  This leaves the bed only extending into the space 60″ as oppose to a traditional configuration where the bed is 80″.  Arrange the bedding as a day bed, however when guest come over you can quickly convert it into a sleeping bed.  2) Add a sideboard or dresser in the room that can act as storage & TV stand.  This will allow you to use the day bed for lounging & watching TV when you have no guests to entertain.  3) Try and keep the room feeling light an airy.  This way you will be enticed to use the space regularly when you don’t have guests.  You can do this through using sheer drapery, light walls, and good table lamps.  4) Use the guest room for a place to hide some storage such as books, extra jackets, clothes, linens, etc.  You can do this by using 1/2 the closet (keeping 1/2 for your guests), purchasing nightstand (closed or open for book & decorative storage), and by using a sideboard or dresser.  5) Guest room are a great place to use fresh bedding and pop some accent colours. This is where you can always put those extra toss cushions or throws that you never seem to like in any other room in your house.  -NFID.Small Space Guest Room by Calgary Interior DesignerInterior Design, Drapery, & Furnishing: Natalie Fuglestveit Interior Design

Photography: Lindsay Nichols Photography

Contractor/Builder: Sabal Homes, Mahogany Aria Showhome


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