Autumn is almost here and that means it’s time to start thinking ahead to the holiday season; in particular, the accommodations you will provide for your overnight guests. Depending on the size of your space and whether or not it needs to function for dual purposes, there are plenty of custom Flexsteel recliners, occasional furniture and sofa beds that will fit the bill perfectly.
A Room of Their Own
If your home is large enough to provide a complete room for the use of your guests, then you’ve got lots of options. Although the bed is arguably the most important piece in the room, don’t forget about the extras that turn this room into a haven of comfort. Niceties such as a power recliner for reading, a tufted bench or ottoman for putting on shoes and an entertainment center complete with its own television and stereo system are all ways of showing you care about your guest’s experience.
Depending on the style of the room, Flexsteel’s Vail high leg recliner (perfect for traditional or transitional styles) or the Digby recliner (great in a contemporary room) are a thoughtful addition to a corner of the room; complete the comfy seating area with a reading lamp and an ottoman, like this South Street leather number. Because these pieces won’t be used daily, you can opt for a fabric upholstery in a light hue or bold pattern that provides a stylish complement to the room’s colors and textures.
The Dual-Purpose Room
Not all of us enjoy the luxury of a large home with a room reserved only for overnight guests. Many homeowners have an extra room, but it needs to serve more than one purpose. In most cases, that’s a home office or craft/hobby room. It takes a bit of ingenuity to ensure that all the room’s functionality stays intact while still providing ultimate comfort.
Flexsteel comes to the rescue in the form of a sofa sleeper. By day, it’s a comfy place to sit and work on embroidery or read through files. By night, it transforms into a bed that offers plush support through the mattress of your choice (Memory Flex, Comfort or Majestic Air Coil) and a built-in television-viewing headrest. The style of this Serendipity model is perfect for nearly any type of décor; but you can always order it as a custom Flexsteel seating piece by requesting high-resiliency cushions, a different style of legs or additional trim options on arms. Plus, there are thousands of upholstery fabrics and leathers to choose from in order to make this sofa sleeper a one-of-a-kind addition to your home office/guest room.
The Live-In Guest
When space in your home is at a premium, you may have to accommodate overnight guests right in the living room or family room. Just be sure they have a comfy sofa sleeper to sprawl out on as well as some handy pieces to make them feel right at home. A sofa table such as this gorgeous Carpenter model provides an easily-accessible place to store things like reading glasses, books and an overnight bag while a chairside table, like the contemporary-styled Galaxy, is the ideal place for a lamp and a pitcher of water.
Custom Flexsteel seating pieces and occasional furniture offer a practical yet stylish way to accommodate your overnight guests in ultimate comfort. But don’t say I didn’t warn you – they just might never leave when you take such good care of them!