It’s easy to transform a typical bed-and-nightstand spare room -- just think utopia rather than utility. Trade the twin mattress frame for a cozy DIY platform bed with built-in storage. Then flank it with freestanding closet units (#339208, #339221, #339217) and reading lamps (#394868). Front the scene with versatile DIY storage cubes.
Block Out Some Time
Hang clocks (#12913) -- set to your favorite time zones -- over a block of chalkboard paint (La Fonda Midnight, #4004-4C) for a new focal point on the wall painted Mark Twain House Ombra Gray (#4004-2A).
Shelf Help Group
Wall shelves (#432281, model WEC-4816; #59836) offer landing spots for coats, bags, keys, and luggage. Baskets (#1303) can be stocked with magazines or extra seasonal items for guests.
Provision a bucket (#546187) with overnight essentials for a boutique hotel touch.
Make these lift-top cubes to provide storage, extra seating, and display surfaces. Re-arrange the portable cubes in whatever configuration suits your needs, such as a bench, coffee table, or side tables. Then fill them with board games, blankets, or bed linens. Paint the interior a contrasting color for a custom look.
Give your guest room a more casual look with a platform bed. Finish the daybed look with a patterned pillow (#8370644S, atgstores.com) to make a traditional twin bed look and feel like a comfy couch. Cubbies with baskets (#1292) in the daybed, along with drawers and shelves in the tall storage units, provide chic display and practical storage.
Make the most of closet space by turning it into an efficient workstation. Create a desk and storage area using 24-inch laminate storage cubes (#176909) and MDF panels. Frame your new home office cubicle with curtains (#19673; rod, #274061) and finish it with a chalkboard paint wall calendar (Atlantic Schooner, #4004-6C, and La Fonda Midnight, #4004-4C) and a wall-mounted lamp (#394868). Include a short rod on one end of the closet if you want to keep some hanging space.
Wall Calendar and Desk
Keep important dates or an at-a-glance schedule posted on a painted wall calendar. For guests, it can become an itinerary of their stay.
Stash mobile electronics securely in an easy-to-install wall station. Simply mount a shelf (#307248) and towel bar (#376386) on a convenient side wall. Placed near an outlet, the arrangement also works as a charging station.