Hosting Guests for the Holidays? How to Create an Extra Guest Room!

Can you believe there are less than two weeks left until Christmas?  Of course, it’s the most joyous crazy time of the year, and I don’t know about you, but I’m scrambling to make sure everything gets done!  As a designer, the holidays are one of our busiest times.  It’s fun to pretend-play Santa and make sure our clients’ Christmas dreams of a beautiful home come true.

Stacy Naquin Interiors (photo courtesy of Melissa Oivanki Photography)

Of course, you know what they say about the cobbler’s children having no shoes!!!  Trees to trim, stockings to hang, cards to address and mail, presents to buy and wrap – does the list never end?!

Just for fun, or at least so I can do some wishful thinking, here’s a look at everyone’s favorite House and Home magazine from December 2013.  You may remember my house, all decked out for Christmas, was on the cover!  In the article, I share my favorite – and easy – holiday decorating tips, so you can deck your own halls with a designer look.

What I didn’t talk about in the article, however, was how to fit that one extra person into a home already overflowing with family and friends! Southern hospitality, of course, means we love to have guests stay in our home – but most families don’t have more than one, or perhaps two, guest bedrooms.  So where does everyone stay?

Lane Furniture Sunburst Snuggler Sleeper Sofa Chair

Lane has already solved the theater-seating-on-a-budget dilemma, and now I’m going to share their super-flexible-works-for-everyone solution to that extra guest dilemma.  Can you believe there’s a twin size bed snugged up inside of this armchair!?

And never fear – this is not the “I’m sleeping on mattress coils” sofa bed you may remember from your college crashing days.  This bed uses Lane’s iRest system, which combines memory foam with gel cells to create a cool, conforming mattress.  Hello, heavenly!  Now you can turn any room with a club chair into a “guest room in a pinch.”

Because the Snuggler chair is already wider than average – more of a chair-and-a-half than a regular club chair – it’s comfy for everyday use, too. Wouldn’t it be a super functional choice for a nursery or child’s bedroom?  There’s plenty of room for your husband, when he’s in time-out cuddling during nightly reading time.  Plus, how many times have we moms slept on the floor because our child was sick and we wanted to be close by?  It makes so much sense to have an extra bed tucked away in their rooms!

As always, Lane has a variety of fabrics – including leather and leather-match upholsteries – to fit your style.  The track arms and streamlined styling make the Ethan Sleeper Chair a more contemporary choice.

Lane Furniture Ethan Sleeper Sofa, Queen Bed

Of course, if you need even more room, Lane has a wide selection of sleeper sofas as well.  This one is hiding a queen-sized bed!  Most importantly, you aren’t sacrificing the value and quality Lane is known for.  Instead, you are getting their legendary comfort paired with innovation.  It’s the same commitment Lane makes with all of its furniture, made right here in the United States.  Now that’s what I call “the more, the merrier.”  Happy hosting!


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