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Floor Beds For Small Dwellings
Need to squeeze an extra bed into your fun-size dwelling for an overnight guest? Whether you're looking for something fit for an adult or child, we rounded-up ideas that work with limited square footage. From a custom sized DIY futon to a mattress you can roll up and store in a closet, here are our nine favorite floor bed ideas.Continue to 2 of 10 below.
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Moroccan-Inspired Floor Cushions
It's no wonder Moroccan-inspired floor cushions are a small space favorite. They are available in a wide range of sizes and shapes, which you can arrange into endless variations to create comfortable low profile seating. Larger cushions as shown here make beautiful daybeds. You can find cushions like these in a variety of styles and sizes on Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, Etsy, and World Market for $40 to $500.Continue to 4 of 10 below.
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Hack a Day Bed
It may cost a lot less to hack a daybed for sleeping or lounging using a twin-size IKEA MINNESUND mattresses. It costs $89. For some extra height, we suggest getting two. To make them look cute, cover with fabric and then stack. To prevent slipping, place the mattresses against a wall. Afterward, you can fake a backrest with pillows as shown. When it's time for bed, just remove the decorative cushions and add bedding.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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High Density Foam Sleeping Mats
You can find foam sleeping mats at most big box stores. Portable beds like these fold, so you stash them away until needed. Keep in mind some mats are built for better sleeping than others. For your comfort look for options that are at last three inches thick, 75-inches long and 30-inches wide like this one by Lucid Mattress. Anything less may feel more like yoga mat than a mattress.Continue to 6 of 10 below.
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Thai Massage Mat
If you're looking for a compact solution that rolls up for easy storage, a Thai massage mat checks both boxes. They're available in two mattress sizes, full or twin. Most styles are around 3.5-inches.
But be warned, you may not want a Thai mat filled with Kapok fibers in your home. While the organic material is considered a cushy substitute for goose down, it's highly flammable.Continue to 7 of 10 below.
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Here's Another DIY Mattress
If you can sew a straight line (heck I can do that!), You can DIY this eco-friendly bed called the Original Twist Mattress. Even better, you can customize it to fit your space and needs.
While you can use any fabric you please, they say for primo comfort stick to 100 percent prewashed, organic cotton. They also suggest stuffing the DIY mattress with organic buckwheat hulls because they naturally combat dust mites. The hulls are also fire... resistant and biodegradable.Continue to 8 of 10 below.
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An Authentic Japanese Floor Futon
Yours truly once took a short nap on an authentic Japanese futon at my local yoga studio. While I only meant to close my eyes for a few minutes, I conked out for nearly an hour. Yep, that's how comfortable these beds can be. And unlike the super dense futons typically sold here in the States, these are much lighter so they can be folded and stored in a corner.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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How to Make an Air Mattress Cozier
Over the years, we have spent a lot of money on air beds. The biggest lesson learned expensive air beds don't always last longer than the cheap ones. Sure, the pricey beds are a tad more comfortable, but high-quality sheets and blankets will make a cheap air bed just as cozy.