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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.

Types of guest beds

Sofa bed or futon

Versatile and multi-functional, sofa beds do exactly what they say on the tin - doubling up as both a sofa and a bed. The ideal choice for anyone who doesn't have a spare room, hosting overnight guests isn't a problem when you can convert your sofa into the ultimate guest bed for a comfortable night's sleep. We stock a variety of functional choices, including sofa beds where the back rest 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

Don't have room for a permanent guest bed? You don't have to worry when you're 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 a memory foam mattress to pocket springs or open coil, so you can opt for what you think your guests will find comfiest. The biggest 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, so you can have two single guest mattresses in one guest bed furnishing. We stock a wide range of styles that can meet your aesthetic including metal, wooden or upholstered day bed frames.

Air bed

Certainly the most space efficient, the air bed is an inflatable mattress that is super easy to store away once deflated. A great option if you don't have a spare bedroom, the air bed can be used anywhere in the home where there is enough floor space. One of our air beds allows for a variation in support tension, allowing for a softer or medium firm mattress tension.

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 its neither too soft nor too firm for supporting back, stomach or side sleeping. The size of bed you choose can depend on the size of 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 in general. For example, if you don't have a spare room, a folding bed or air bed are the most effective when considering storage space. For those who have a spare room that perhaps doubles up as an office or another function, a day bed or sofa bed may be best suited for this. Lastly, if you have a completely 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 so many components to ensuring your guests feel comfortable in your guest bedroom, however, the most important factor is how well they sleep. Prioritising a versatile mattress that accommodates all sleeping positions will ensure your guests can get a good night's sleep. Similarly, you want your house guests to be staying in a hygienic environment, and using a mattress protector is a great way of doing 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, meaning our delivery team or courier will take away your old mattress or bed frame for a cost of £25 per item. This ensures the item is removed, transported to a recycling centre, 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 brans 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.