• How to Transform Your Guest Room for the Holidays

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    How to Transform Your Guest Room for the Holidays

    With the holiday season, comes an energy of excitement. The idea of reconnecting with family and having everyone in one place again is something we look forward to each year. For some, this excitement also extends to the idea of redecorating and creating a festive space for those guests! But how exactly to utilize the unique space of a guest room is often a much more difficult task. This is why we’ve rounded up the best tips for styling your space, according to each of our different Murphy bed styles. Whatever your guest room looks like, we’ve got you covered! 

    Madison Bi-Fold / The Manhattan / Jefferson Library Bed

    Some of our most popular Murphy bed styles can be grouped into three different categories, and the first of those include the Madison Bi-fold, The Manhattan, and the Jefferson Library Bed. Each of these styles contains plenty of open shelving space, creating the perfect space for holiday-themed decor. Whether it’s a stack of red and green books and a mini sleigh or a shining menorah, these custom builds are perfect for open-shelf design!

    One of the most important things to keep in mind here is consistency. Nothing is as naturally aesthetic as consistency. Adding a repeating element to your open shelving will help the entire unit feel cohesive and connected. This can be anything from a specific color, material, or shape that is repeated throughout your shelving to help pull it all together. 

    Additionally, you will want to anchor your space with larger items. Each shelf should have an anchoring item that draws the eye and acts as a focal point for the space. After placing those, you can complement and fill the space with a few smaller items. 

    The Metropolitan

    The Metropolitan style Murphy bed is great for storage, but finding ways to add your personal style to the build can require a bit of creativity. Here is where you can really let your wall art shine! When the bed is pulled down you have a nice, open wall space to display a collage of unique pieces. 

    Don’t be afraid to think outside the box. Using unconventional items can help to create texture and dimension throughout the spaces. Get creative with banners, frames, baskets, mirrors, signage, or greenery! This is an opportunity to create your very own festive collage wall and incorporate a little holiday magic for your guests! 

    The Cosmopolitan

    The Cosmopolitan is the number one space-saving design for Murphy beds, but that doesn’t mean it lacks any decorating potential! This horizontal panel bed creates functional surface space that can be utilized for holiday decor! This is a great spot to place a long festive garland across the top!

    As you get ready to begin hosting family, you can take these tips with you, and create a festive atmosphere, no matter what your space looks like! And if you want to learn more about our custom Murphy bed options, you can explore our options today!

    Photo by Toa Heftiba


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