If you’re short on space, often times a double-duty guest room/family room is the way to go. One reader asked if I had: Any ideas for a family room that doubles as a guest bedroom without sending guests screaming for a chiropractor from the cramped futon? So I put together this post with a day bed/trundle bed (that comes in both a full and twin sizes) because it can be paired with real-live materasses that can be as comfy as one can afford. By adding an array of patterned throw pillows, the day-bed becomes a comfy couch for movie nights. Next, I added small ottomans and a cluster of coffee tables. This allows for easy transformations of the room’s function–the coffee tables can act as bed-side tables when guests take over the room–or they can even be folded and nested if the trundle is being pulled out and one is in need of extra space. The ottomans provide extra seating but can easily be moved around or repurposed as small tables if need be. The key to double-duty rooms is flexibility. To add to the eclectic vibe, I have included some vintage portraits of women (I wish I had wall space for these–I’d buy them myself), and a Mother-in-law’s tongue (plant)–one of the best natural air purifiers–all for, yup you guessed it–under $1000.
Daybed With Trundle $329
36″ Stripey Lumbar Pillow $30
Polka dotted Pillow $20
Green Linen Pillow $16
Pair White Linen Pillows $38
Trio Danish Nesting Tables $150 (use as coffee table when family room and bedside tables when guests come over!)
Velvet Green and wine Tufted Ottomans $80(each)
Table lamp $18
sansevieria plant (about $25 from your local garden center)
Animal Shaped Dhurrie Rug $39
3 portraits from the 1940′s $58 (each)
If you’d got a room you need ideas for, leave the type and style of room in the comment section and I’ll add your room to the queue!