Need more beds in your cabin? We've got solutions.
Do you have just enough bedrooms – and beds – to comfortably accommodate the immediate family? Or are you prepared to put up a crowd at a moment’s notice?
Here are six of our favorite ideas to increase that sleep number while keeping the comfort.
Sometimes it makes sense to set aside one room and fill it with beds: bunk beds, twin beds, double beds, poster beds. Attics or rooms under the eaves work great. A one-room building separate from the cottage can work, too. The cowboys had a name for this: the bunk room.
Our favorite addition to the bunk room? Bunk beds with a fullsize mattress at the bottom and a single bed on top – flexibility so you can even sleep a family of three.
Now you see it, now you don’t. Murphy beds and trundle beds have long been popular wherever space is tight but sleep is needed. And don’t forget the sleeper sofa. Well, maybe you want to forget about some of them. Our recommendation for a sleeper sofa: Purchase one or two of those fold-up supports to put the mattress on – it helps by cushioning those unpleasant bars (Works for futons too).
See also Bunkhouse Renovation
By day it’s a den. But come night, push aside the furniture and bring out the bedding. Inflatable mattresses and cots are much more comfortable than they used to be. Our new favorite: The inflatable mattress with the built-in pump – a breeze to use, literally!
Colorful blankets and quilts, of course, provide the finishing touch to any bed. But when not in use, they also look great as décor.
Invigorating fragrances: Clove, lemon, peppermint, rosemary, spruce.
Relaxing fragrances: Chamomile, jasmine, lavender, rose.
Stress-relieving fragrances: Nutmeg, orange, vanilla.