5 Creative Ideas for Adding Additional Sleeping Capacity at Your Beach Home

5 Creative Ideas for Adding Additional Sleeping Capacity at Your Beach Home
5 Creative Ideas for Additional Sleeping Capacity

Beach homes are made for guests! To help accommodate all your visiting friends and family, our design team creates versatile furniture that offers stylish seating during the day and comfortable sleeping space at night.

Whether you have an extra room or guest room to furnish, or simply want to maximize your everyday space in almost any room, we have a solution.


1. Daybed or Settee 

These versatile pieces offer daytime seating for two that easily turns into a twin bed at night. Daybeds are one of the most flexible ways to maximize the space in a guest room, sunroom, home office, or just about anywhere.

IMAGE ABOVE FEATURES: Low Tide Day Bed Shown In: Bluebell, Sydney Day Bed Shown In: Grand Mum: Oyster, Island Settee Shown In: Sprout.

Design tip: An upholstered daybed can be floated in the room to provide seating in any direction, or placed against the wall for sitting and sleeping.

2. Sleeper Sofa

Our sleeper sofas come in all shapes and sizes, transforming your living space from daytime to evening in a snap.

Craftsmanship tip: Our dense foam mattress offers superior support and comfortable protection from the mattress support bars below.

We receive compliments over and over that our sleepers don't feel like sleeper sofas. Equally loved by homeowners and overnight guests, these pieces are the perfect combination of form and function.

IMAGE ABOVE FEATURES: Monty Sleeper Sofa Shown In: Shore-bet: Bermuda Beach, Dahlia Table Lamp

3. Twin Sleeper Chair

Genius is in the details, and our Milly Twin Sleeper Chair has got a brilliant trick up her sleeve! At first glance, she may look like an exceptionally attractive and comfortable chair, but with a mere tug, she converts into a cozy sleeping nook for the occasional overnight visitor.

IMAGE ABOVE FEATURES: Milly Twin Sleeper Chair Shown In: Lucky Leaf: Marine, Milly Storage Ottoman, Fiddlehead End Table Shown In: Tomato, Laurence Table Lamp

Design tip: Add well-chosen accents from our collection of cottage pillows!

IMAGE ABOVE FEATURES: Signature No Welt Pillows Shown In: Clambake: Bluebell, Clambake: Marine, and Clambake: Sprout,

4. Bunk Beds

Our bunk beds look just as great stacked or separate. Colorful bunk beds are an ideal way to add a pop of color and maximize vertical space in a kids bedroom or a vacation home that needs to sleep your extended family,

Design tips: Pair two sets of bunk beds to instantly transform an extra room into a kid-friendly guest room for four. Add a bed bin, or two, for extra off-season clothing or toy storage.

IMAGE ABOVE FEATURES: High-Tide Bunk Bed in Marine, Island Bunk Bed in Shrimp, Shutter Bunk Bed in Wave.

5. Trundle Bed

If you’re short on space and looking for additional sleeping capacity, we’ve got the answer. Hiding a Maine Cottage trundle neatly underneath a day bed, bunk bed or twin bed is handy for sleeping extra guests.

IMAGE ABOVE FEATURES: Trundle Bed Shown In: Sun, Nikko Blue, Sprout, and Bluebell.

Quality tip: Hidden casters make for easy, effortless access and quick hideaway.

We hope these tips and ideas provide inspiration for extending a warm welcome to more overnight guests. Let the fun begin!


The Maine Cottage Design Crew


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