Which Temporary Bed Is Best?

We all want our overnight guests to be comfy and sleep well, but with so many different temporary beds available, how do we know which are worth the money, without giving up our own bed for the night to test them out? Here’s our rundown of the best guest beds and how to find the right one for your space and budget.

Best for multiple uses

Sofa beds are ideal when space is tight and you need your furniture to work twice as hard. During the day it provides extra seating, then when night falls, simply unfold the built-in mattress. A great temporary double bed, the sofa bed takes up relatively little space in your home and is made for spare rooms or living areas.

Bensons for Beds | Temporary bed

Best for versatility

Of all the temporary bed options on offer, folding camp beds are probably the most multifunctional. They’re perfect when you don’t have a spare room to dedicate to your guests, or when the children have friends sleeping over and they want to share the same bedroom. Folding beds are also a good alternative to a blow-up mattress for camping trips.

Best for children

Trundles slot neatly underneath another bed and can be free-standing, on casters, or sometimes even attached to the main bed’s frame on a sliding mechanism. Trundle beds are a useful alternative to bunk beds for two children sharing a room. Got a poorly little one? You can pull out the trundle bed to sleep beside a sick or restless child, so you can reach them quickly (and avoid waking the rest of the house!)

Top tip: Want to keep your bigger guests comfy, too? Choose a trundle guest bed solution that can be switched from two single beds into a super king size one.

Bensons for Bed | Inflatable bed

Best for small spaces

Don’t have space for a permanent guest bed? If you like the convenience of a blow-up temporary mattress, try an inflatable guest bed. They inflate in a matter of minutes and feel like you’re sleeping on a mattress or divan bed. The best bit? The whole thing can be deflated and stored away when you don’t need it.

Find a temporary bed to make your guests feel right at home here.





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