How to Utilise The Space Saved By a Folding Bed
Folding beds are a fantastic way of saving space either in a small flat, a guest room or children’s bedroom. Folding beds can be stored away flat when not in use, leaving valuable floor space for other things during the day or when there are no guests. Chair/sofa beds or futons provide a second purpose when not required for sleeping. Although they do save space, it pays to remember that the actual floor-space should only be filled with things which are as easy to move as the bed itself to save a lot of hassle when guests do arrive.
If you are using a folding bed regularly as a space saver, either in a child’s bedroom or your own, be sure to use the space you gain during the day wisely. Folding beds do leave you with a lot more room, but you don’t want to be constantly shifting things around morning and night. Try to use the space for more portable items such as the laundry hamper or chairs on castors that can be pushed back against the walls at night. You can even utilise the folding bed itself during daylight hours– a piece of plywood over the top makes a handy sideboard.