Air mattresses, though marginally practical, are inherently unsexy. The next time an overnight guest comes rolling through, show him or her that youâ€™ve put some thought into stylish overnight accommodations with one of these creative alternatives. Easy to rig up and store again, theyâ€™ll keep you in the running for Hostess with the Mostess.
Town & Country Guest Bed
The Cardini Uno Sleeper ($479) from Fashion For Home is sleek seating by day, handy guest bed by night. Paired with a wool Pendleton Motor Robe Throw ($88, complete with leather rolling strap!) and Urban Outfitterâ€™s Velvet Quilted Pillow ($24), itâ€™s easily transformed into cosmopolitan-cozy guest accommodations.
Military Chic Guest Bed
If itâ€™s good enough for recruits, itâ€™s good enough for houseguests. This collapsible Heavy-Duty Army Cot ($69.99) from Cabelaâ€™s can be whipped out of a closet at momentâ€™s notice. Throw on an Israeli Wool Army Blanket ($19.99) from Amazon.com, a decorative Benzy Land Map Pillow ($12.99) from IKEA and itâ€™s countdown to lights out.
Boho Beach Bum
For a fun twist, string a Fringed Canvas Hammock ($38) from Amazon in an empty corner when visitors come to town. Add a colorful pillow or two, like this Collage Pillow ($68) from Anthropologie and a basic IKEA Gurli Throw ($12.99) for a lackadaisical beach hippie vibe.