Create a multipurpose guest room

Make the best use of space by combining your guest room with a home office

To create a room for work or sleep, chose a soft pastel colour palette, practical laminate flooring and multitasking furniture that works as well for an office as it does for a bedroom.

A day bed provides a comfy seating area by day and a bed for guests by night. The drawers are handy for storing your spare bedding, too. Get a similar day bed from IKEA.

A simple slip-on cover made from pretty floral fabric with a roll down front panel is a great way to hide a file-packed shelving unit. Find a similar shelving unit at Argos and similar fabric at Cath Kidston.

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