While most guest rooms I’ve stayed in have featured a full or queen sized bed, it’s not always the most versatile choice. I’ve teamed up with DHP to share a fun, functional guest room with twin beds!
You’re probably thinking, what? Twin beds for a guest room? Well, a pair of beds are a practical solution for a wide range of visitors and they’re great for housing a crowd. They’re the go-to solution for bed and breakfast spots all over the U.S. and guest rooms in European homes. So before you automatically go with a queen for your guests, consider why a guest room with two twin beds just might be the best solution.
Guest Room with Twin Beds
Between frequent visits from nieces and nephews, to bloggers and friends traveling together I’ve had houseguests fairly regularly this summer. While the queen bed worked okay, sharing was not always the most comfortable option. Additionally, my boyfriend Jay was awarded full custody of his teenager daughters this summer. I realized pretty quickly that the girls needed space where they could just chill (and we sometimes needed a little SPACE too). And so, midway through the summer, I decided it was time for a bit of a makeover.
Check out all of the details of this room makeover (and the fantastic mattress that arrived in a small box!) below.
I love the two beds. The matched set has such a harmonious, don’t you think?
I selected affordable twin-sized Signature Sleep Gold Mattresses from DHP. They’re available from Walmart (you can check them out HERE) and you can have it delivered right to your door in a box if you don’t want to pick it up in store.
Pretty fantastic. I easily moved a twin mattress without any strain from the porch to the guest bedroom in less than three minutes! I couldn’t believe that they could fit a mattress in a box THAT SMALL!
The mattress is actually compressed and rolled before it’s placed in the box. When pulled out the initial expansion happens pretty immediately, although the mattress can take up to 48-hours to expand to its full height.
And because I am always concerned when I am making purchases that children may use, I’ve done some research and can assure you that DHP Mattresses are CertiPur. The polyurethane foam is made without harmful fillers and the mattress is low VOC.
Let’s face it some guest rooms get stuck with the MOST uncomfortable beds! Let me give you a piece of advice (it might be the best I’ve ever shared), don’t leave your guests with an old, saggy mattress. Buy the best mattress your money can buy.
The girls can’t stop talking about how fantastic the new beds are and Jersey is pretty smitten too. I’ve caught her in there nearly every morning…
The bed really is the focal point of any bedroom, so once I knew I had the right beds in place. I spent time collecting bedding and fun throw pillows.
The furry pillows were leftovers from this past year’s Snap Conference, but would you believe I made the rest out of placemats and dish towels?
You can read all about how I created the placemat pillows in just 10-minutes HERE.
The best part is the towels were fun purchases from a vacation Jay and I took together last year, so they’re meaningful to us.
I made all of the art in the room and framed it for under $75. It turned out pretty fantastic if you ask me. The crisp white, combined with bright colors keep this room looking modern and fresh.
You can download the travel and adventure prints HERE.
My favorite piece is this llama print…I crack myself up. LOL
You can download the llama print HERE.
In between the beds is a small dresser. I searched high and low for the perfect piece, because I really wanted something that could be utilized both as a dresser AND a nightstand. I am really happy with what I found. I am still on the hunt for just the PERFECT colorful knobs to replace the silver, but it’s looking pretty fine…
On top of the dresser, I’ve grouped a few fun pieces. However the most important to the tweens and teens that tend to make their way to my house? The WiFi network and password information.
You can download the WiFi network and password print HERE.
On the other side of the dresser is a simple alarm clock and a photograph from a trip I took to Thailand.
Because I love symmetry AND because it’s nice for guests to have a quiet place to work, I added a slim, modern desk to the opposite side of the room.
One of the goals for this room was to brighten it up and give it a bit more modern feel. Originally I had intended to hang fairly heavy teal drapes, but in the end inexpensive sheers won. I just love how much light they let in!
I am so happy with the room. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably noticed that Jay’s daughters really love it too.
Now I am just going to have to have a conversation with Jersey about why this isn’t her room…Maybe it’s time to makeover her space too!
Update: Thanks for all the love on this fun project. If you’d like to take a peek at some video footage, be sure to check out this spot on KSL’s Studio Five.