3 Amazing Sleep Solutions for Small Spaces

Now we’re not all lucky enough to have a spare bedroom. All of mine are full of kids or computers so sleep solutions are tricky when we have overnight guests, but there are ways to make it easier. It’s possible to create the most fabulous sleeping solution in the smallest of spaces, and in today’s post that’s exactly what I’m going to show you.

Keep reading to find out how you can create 3 of the most amazing sleep solutions in your small spaces.

I’m looking at the wonderful sleep solutions from Willow and Hall, so if you’re interested in finding out anything more about them, you can check out their website HERE. All of the products featured in the post today are on the website.

#1 The Smallest Space:

So solution no. 1 is for the smallest space in your home. You can keep this Bed in a Box in the living room, dining room or a bedroom for when a guest decides to stay over. They’re also great for kids’ rooms for friends sleepovers too, and because they look so great and are so practical no-one would even know you have a spare bed in the room.

Ok so you’ll need the room to open up the stool and create the bed but that’s easy for just one or two nights right? Single beds are a little smaller than you really think so you won’t need much space at all. The Pewsey Bed in a Box (from £635) is a great solution for the single person sleepover and perfect for a spare bed that no-one knows you’re hiding. Just keep your spare pillow and duvets in a cupboard nearby and it’s easy to make up the bed for your overnight guests.

#2 The Sofa Bed

You heart may be sinking because I’m suggesting this next solution, but gone are the days when the sofa bed was neither a great sofa nor a good bed. Now we have incredible seating choices and the perfect sleep solution all rolled into one. The sofa bed has definitely raised its game. Let me show you some of my favourites.

The Chesterfield Style Sofa Bed

A great looking sofa I’m sure you’ll agree, the Bulford Sofa Bed starts at £1547. Even better you can choose your own fabric and finish of course. How about this in a turmeric matt velvet? I can definitely see this taking centre stage in my living room!

And then of course it opens up into a very smart-looking sofa bed, chosen with a pocket sprung mattress too.

Looks pretty great wouldn’t you agree? And if you have a living room that’s easy to close off, your guests have privacy and a secure space in which to sleep. You’ll just need to store the spare bedding in a cupboard or the loft and you’re good to go.

The Chaise Sofa Storage Bed:

This example perfectly illustrates my point on how far the sofa bed has come. A great chaise sofa that looks the business in your living room, with hidden storage, that turns into a double sofa bed for your overnight guests. Perfect!

The Bishopstrow Chaise Storage Sofa Bed (from £2085) can be customised of course with your favourite fabric and finish.

And then the chaise section lifts to reveal the hidden storage. Ideal for the spare duvet and pillows or for extra blankets of course. Finally, it opens up to create the bed itself.

Choose from open sprung, pocket sprung or memory foam mattress to ensure your guests get a good night’s sleep too. Again you can select from a myriad of colours and finishes, and it’s complete with a solid wooden base and webbing with the best pull out mechanism on the market.

#3 The Inbetweener

Whilst this isn’t technically a bed, it’s still a beautiful sleep solution, just not one for a full night perhaps. The Buttermere Day Bed (from £885) is a sumptuous, elegant solution for casual naps. Perfect for small kids taking a break from it all, ideal for an elderly relative who needs a power nap, and exactly what you need after a long, hard day at work.

Can’t you see yourself relaxing in one of these on a lazy Sunday afternoon, with a good book and hot chocolate? And perhaps 40 winks!

What do you make of these stylish sleep solutions? Don’t they offer something elegant and sophisticated for spare beds? Gone are the days of pumping up the blow up mattress.


If you don't have room for a spare bedroom, but like to welcome overnight guests you'll need a clever sleep solution. Check out these 3 amazing ideas from the bed in a box, to stylish sofa beds and the day bed! All ideal for visitors and a restful night's sleep #smallroom #sleepsolution #sofabed #daybed

All images courtesy of Willow and Hall

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Jen Stanbrook
Jen Stanbrook

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  1. Steph
    January 18, 2018 / 8:50 pm

    They are stunning. We will be looking into a good sofa bed if we do our extension but I didn’t want it to look rubbish either

  2. Stephanie
    January 19, 2018 / 8:06 am

    These are great and can be combined for more guests for example 🙂 But are they durable? The mechanisms and the rest?

  3. Velvet
    January 25, 2018 / 3:51 pm

    I really liked the inbetweener. When I was a student, way back, I had a double duty sofa bed (from Argos). The mechanism worked alright for the four years I had it, but the cushions flattened out and that was a bit of a disappointment. You get what you pay for at the end of the day and that was the best I could afford. The bottom line though, is that sofa beds are a real solution for sleepovers. 😉

  4. Donna Ross
    March 29, 2018 / 12:26 pm

    Yes, I can already see myself relaxing on these amazing beds for small spaces. In my home, guests keep on coming at unexpected times, and I face this problem too. I must say your solutions are really great. Thanks for sharing!

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