Simple Ways to Turn Your Home Office into a Dreamy Guest Room

Especially convenient and pertinent during holiday time, when everyone from long-lost cousins to best friends start to show up, is extra space to convert for hosting! An extra room, such as a home-office, can double as a cozy retreat for your guests (giving you both much-needed comfort and privacy during a visit)…

Murphy Beds!

Invented in the 1950s, Murphy Beds are still a creative and ultra-space saving solution for a room that only needs to be used occasionally for sleeping. (For some fun history on the invention of the Murphy Bed, click here.)

 This lovely Home Office, complete with Murphy Bed, from our  Park Slope Glam  project.

This lovely Home Office, complete with Murphy Bed, from our Park Slope Glam project.

 

Sleeper Sofas!

If you are lucky enough to have a bit of extra space in your room for a sofa, make it a sleeper sofa. They even come in small, twin sizes. When you don’t have a guests, it’s a great place to brainstorm or take a mini-work break. Sleeper sofas get a bad rap for being uncomfortable, but for under $300, you can get a memory foam mattress to replace the original.

 

Compact Clothing Valet!

Choosing a stylish clothing valet with a small footprint will make your guests feel at home, and well-organized in their temporary abode, while doubling up as extra storage for a home-office.

 The  Valet Clothes Stand from CB2  is an affordable, sleek and beautiful solution for guest-storage in a home office.

The Valet Clothes Stand from CB2 is an affordable, sleek and beautiful solution for guest-storage in a home office.

 

Portable Bluetooth Speaker!

Vacations are for sleeping in and lazily catching up on a gripping podcast or listening to some relaxing music before starting the day. Providing your guests with a handy bluetooth speaker might also encourage them to stay in their room long enough to let you enjoy a lazy morning yourself before a long day of entertaining!

 The  Kove Portable Bluetooth Speaker  has a simple, elegant design and can easily tuck away in a drawer when not in use.

The Kove Portable Bluetooth Speaker has a simple, elegant design and can easily tuck away in a drawer when not in use.

 


Cozy Used Books!

Sprinkle a few of your favorite books, (or pick up some used books) for your guests’ reading pleasure. Choose topics you think they’ll enjoy and that have interesting covers or just look pretty, so they can double as decor.

  Strand Books , a beloved New York City bookstore with excellent books of all kinds, publishes a blog and lists the 20 (of 1000) books you must read in your lifetime,  here .

Strand Books, a beloved New York City bookstore with excellent books of all kinds, publishes a blog and lists the 20 (of 1000) books you must read in your lifetime, here.

 

Most importantly…Great Pillows!

Your guests came all the way to see you…they deserve a luxurious rest! It’s easy with high quality bedding, and totally worth it.

 The  Helix Ultra-Cool Pillow  is adjustable, comfortable, and offers a 100 night trial!

The Helix Ultra-Cool Pillow is adjustable, comfortable, and offers a 100 night trial!