How to host overnight guests in a small-space home

Hosting guests without separate guest space can be a challenge – yet still be the preferred option. See how you can fix a space-efficient arrangement that’s relaxing and enjoyable for all.


Set up a wall for privacy

A room divider is effective for sectioning off personal space in e.g. a living room. Use a clothes rack – better still, two in a row – to create a provisional wall that helps to put both guest and host at ease. Also, it offers a spot to hang party outfits.

 
 

Snacks and drink within reach

Running errands around your home risks leaving visitors feeling intrusive. To lessen the need, set up a station for basic refreshments. If there is room for personal things and a good read, even better.

 
 

Just in case: a pop-up vanity nook

A small complement to your bathroom will likely be a welcome addition (it tends to be occupied even without outside company), enabling guests to leave the room with confident strides.

 
 

BUMERANG
Clothes rack, white

RIGGA
Hanger, natural

KLYFTA
Bread basket

IKEA 365+
Carafe with stopper, clear glass/cork

Always the perfect light

We all have individual ideas about light – before, during and after sleep. Leave it in your guest’s hand to decide with a dimmable, remote-controlled bulb (and without having to move). Add black-out roller blinds and curtains, and you cover all possibilities.

Electronics department

WiFi and a charged phone aren’t recognised as basic human needs – yet – but it’s a close call. A host does well to offer the essentials: passwords, cables, adaptors and the power to run them all.


All bolstered up for a good night’s sleep

Bathrobes and slippers add a hotel-like dimension to the stay. They also simplify moving about when you’re less than fully clothed. For absolute hospitality, arrange a comfort kit with an ergonomic pillow and throws for temperature adjustment

 
 

EVEDAL
Floor lamp, marble/grey


 

PUDDA
Basket


 

VEDBO
Armchair, gunnared light brown-pink


 

GAMLEHULT
Footstool with storage


 

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