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Beds that are hidden away

Most of us aren’t lucky enough to have acres of space for spare beds.

Most of us aren’t lucky enough to have acres of space for spare beds.

Making space for visitors is a challenge for most people. An average family occupying a typical 3 bedroom house won’t have spare beds at their fingertips. In fact, when space is at a premium, it can be difficult to see how a spare bed can be fitted in.

Beds that can be hidden away are ideal for these situations. Taking up no or very limited space during most of the year, they can be brought out when they’re needed, giving you the spare beds you need without wasting important space in your home.

How can beds be hidden away?

Aware of the tight space that many of us occupy, furniture manufacturers are continually coming up with new designs or variations of old designs that help us to gain the flexibility we need. Whether they’re stored underneath other beds, folded up to look like sofas, or can be tidied away into a box on the wall, there’s more choice than ever before.

Single guest beds?

One of the most versatile beds on the market, the single guest bed allows you to create flexible sleeping arrangements. The single bed takes up limited space in your room and has an additional single bed base and mattress stored underneath. For most of the time – in a child’s room, for example – the bed is just a straightforward single bed. When you have guests, however, you can pull out the additional bed and open out the legs to bring it up to the same height as the original single. You can then either create twin beds or push both beds together to create a generous, comfortable double bed. In this way, the beds can sleep two children, two adults, or an adult and a child in whatever arrangement is best. When your guests leave, the bed simply folds away under the single bed and you’re back to normal.

If even single guest beds take up too much space for you, try a wall bed or a child’s highsleeper with an integrated futon-type sofa underneath. Or consider a fold-down bed that you can keep in the loft or covered up in the garage.

Bed Next Day sells a range of traditional single, double, king and superking beds, most of which are available with next day delivery. Brands include Silentnight, the Original Bedstead Company, Sprung Land and Sealy. Take a look at the beds available on our website, www.mattressnextday.co.uk and order online today, or call 0844 3911 222 if you have any questions.

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Lewis Robinson