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How do I choose the right mattress for my guest bedroom?

There are several factors you need to think about to find the ideal choice for your home. Read our top tips below to discover the range of guest beds we offer, or alternatively, explore our fantastic spare room bed collection.

Types of guest beds

Sofa bed or futon

Being able to convert your sofa into the ultimate guest bed for a comfortable night's sleep is the ideal choice for anyone who doesn't have a spare room. Versatile and multi-functional, sofa beds do precisely what they say on the tin - doubling up as both a sofa and a mattress. We stock a variety of functional choices, including sofa beds where the backrest folds down or options where you remove the seat cushions to reveal a pull-out frame with a guest mattress. For smaller spaces, we also have a single chair bed with the same purpose as the rest. You can choose from our wide variety of colour schemes, materials and styles to match the sofa bed to your aesthetic and functional needs.

Folding bed

Need room for a permanent guest bed? You don't have to worry when browsing Mattressman's guest beds because our range of folding bed frames is space-saving and offers fantastic comfort. Including single to double sizes, the foldable mattress options range from memory foam to pocket springs or open coil, so you can choose what your guests will find comfiest. The most significant advantage of the folding bed is that it doesn't take up floor space and is easily stored out of sight when guests aren't staying.

Day bed

One of the most stylish types of guest bed, a day bed can double up as a sofa when it's not being slept on. The perfect addition to spare rooms, the day bed can also come with a trundle bed that fits underneath the frame. You can have two single guest mattresses in one guest bed furnishing. We stock many styles that can meet your aesthetic, including metal, wooden or upholstered day bed frames.

Standard bed frame

If you have a bedroom that can become a dedicated guest room, you'll likely want to choose a mattress and bed frame. A versatile mattress tension for all sleeping positions is one with a medium firm feel because it's neither too soft nor firm. The bed size you choose can depend on the room you have to fill. For example, small spaces may require a single bed, whereas a larger guest room could have a double or king size.

What size should a guest bed be?

The size of the guest bed you choose depends on how much space you have in your guest bedrooms or home. For example, if you don't have a spare room, a folding bed or air bed are the most effective when considering storage space. A day bed or sofa bed is best suited for an extra room that doubles up as an office or another function. Lastly, if you have a free guest bedroom, you can install a bed frame or divan bed with the right guest mattress for your friends and family to sleep on.

Generally, our guest beds are available in all standard UK sizes. These include small single (75 x 190cm), single mattresses (90 x 190cm), small double bed (120 x 190cm), double bed (135 x 190cm), king size (150 x 200cm) and super king size (180 x 200cm).

How do I make my guest room comfortable?

There are many components to ensuring your guests feel comfortable in your guest bedroom; however, the most crucial factor is how well they sleep. Prioritising a versatile mattress that accommodates all sleeping positions will ensure your guests get a good night's sleep. Similarly, you want your house guests to stay hygienic, and a mattress protector is a great way to ensure this. For more information, read our blog on 'How To Design The Perfect Guest Bedroom'.

Why should I purchase from Mattressman?

When you shop with Mattressman, you can benefit from our additional services. We offer free delivery that can arrive as soon as the next working day for no extra cost if the item is in stock and ordered before 4pm. Our mattress recycling service can also be added to your order at checkout. Our delivery team or courier will take away your old mattress or bed frame for £25 per item. This ensures the item is removed, transported to a recycling centre, and deconstructed with elements either repurposed or recycled, helping you rest easier knowing your last sleeping solution isn't slowly deteriorating in a landfill. Lastly, we stock many brands exclusive to Mattressman, such as British Bed Company, Arthur and Snuggle Beds. The mattress reviews speak for themselves, offering the perfect balance of comfort, support and affordable sleeping options across our entire guest room bed range.

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