A Guest Ready Living Space

Turning a Living Space into a Comfy Sleeping Space

Maybe it is because there are two new babies in the family (yay, I’m an aunty!!), but I have never been more excited for the big holiday get-together! You know what this means? Time to get every room whipped into guest ready shape. There are only so many rooms in the house, and one of the younger siblings (usually a brother) always has to draw the “short straw” and sleep in the living room. This year, with a little help from Better Homes and Gardens Live Better line (who I have the immense privilege of partnering with every couple months!), I’m making that living space so comfy, that it might as well be the “long straw” of choices.

Sitting Room - office -before 1

One of the younger siblings always has to draw the “short straw” and sleep in the living room. This year…I’m making that living space so comfy, that it might as well be the “long straw” of choices.

Here is what I’ve cooked up to make it great in the day, and the night!

A Guest Ready Living Space

Seater by Day, Sleeper by Night

The couch that was here before left much to be desired, especially when my poor brother or brother-in-law had to crash on it after a long night of holiday fun and games. Nothing makes me feel more like a lousy host than to have my guests wake with back pain. Well no more!

Living Space Before and After

I replaced the old outdated couch with this gorgeous BHG Rowan Linen Futon. Isn’t it quite a makeover? It set the tone for the rest of the room, which quickly came together after that. Granted, it isn’t complete…but it is a great start!

Living Room Makeover

I love how chic this futon looks as a seater, but it is equally stunning as a sleeper! Imagine throwing some sheets and pillows… looks pretty comfy right? Definitely a huge improvement on my previous couch (which was quite lumpy).

BHG Seater and Sleeper Futon

Bring On The Plush

A great way to make your home guest ready during the cooler holiday season is to bring in lots of warm plush throws, soft pillows, and even fluffy rugs to lounge on.

Music Room

I love these BHG Rosette Plush Pillows…they are as cozy as they are cute. I’ve barely had a chance to enjoy them myself, my girls are always commandeering them for their reading corner.

Plush BHG Rosette Pillows

I’m THAT person, the one who is always cold. So whether I’m the guest or the host, I always appreciate a cozy throw on the back of an armchair or couch. This plaid BHG Solid Velvet plush blanket is so soft, I have a feeling that I will soon be fighting with my siblings (who are also always cold) for it soon enough. Better get one in every variety. 😀

Warm BHG throw

The whole space is starting to shape up beautifully! I didn’t intend to take it on as a full makeover…but sometimes it’s nice to pull out all the stops for a great holiday gathering. I love the way this space is shaping up! It was originally the “sitting room”, but now it is an office, a music room, a living space, and now a proper sleeping space when the guest room is taken.

NEWS: Guess what? BHG is having a LIVE stream event on October 21st 8:00-9:00 pm EST via their website BHG.com. You do not want to miss it. All the winners of the various giveaways they’ve been featuring all month will be announced live, and there will even be an awesome Twitter party going on. Don’t miss it, I’ll be there! 😉

*I am always honored (and excited!) to be part of the BHG Live Better network, and to share a few of my favorite things, my own projects, and my original ideas with you. Thank you to BHG at Walmart for sponsoring this post. Follow BHG on  FacebookTwitterPinterest, and Instagram.


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13 Comments on A Guest Ready Living Space

  1. Candace Anderson
    July 14, 2016 at 10:37 am (2 years ago)

    Your update on this space is not only beautiful, it is truly inspirational. Do you have any instructions on the picture mounting shelves you used? Link?

    Reply
  2. Anastasia
    May 15, 2016 at 12:05 pm (2 years ago)

    I love the look of this futon. Is it sturdy and comfortable?

    Thank you!

    Reply
  3. Sylwia
    November 5, 2015 at 8:39 am (2 years ago)

    Oh my gosh! I love it!! So stylish! I would have one question: what is the name of the colour on the wall? I love it so much that I would love to have it on my walls too! :)

    Reply
    • Ursula Carmona
      November 7, 2015 at 7:26 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you! Unfortunately I don’t have the color for you since I custom tinted it. Sorry about that. 😉

      Reply
  4. Corey @ TinySidekick
    October 21, 2015 at 10:29 am (3 years ago)

    Wow! What a sleek and very useful sofa. I’m constantly amazing by your simple yet complete style. You just keep getting better and better girl!

    Reply
    • Ursula Carmona
      October 22, 2015 at 11:29 pm (3 years ago)

      Corey girl, that is the sweetest thing to say…thank you so much! It means a lot to me coming from you my friend! 😉

      Reply
  5. Emz
    October 17, 2015 at 9:25 pm (3 years ago)

    You certainly have style and what a change that couch has been along with the pics etc
    Love your room and I bags the couch lol

    Reply
  6. Shannon
    October 15, 2015 at 11:06 pm (3 years ago)

    Sleek and stylish as a sofa and a sleeper. The room looks wonderful. The multi-funtion is so, so smart!! This would be super cute in our little cottage! Love how you styled it all.

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    • Ursula Carmona
      October 14, 2015 at 8:53 am (3 years ago)

      Thanks Debbie! I’m pretty excited about it. 😀

      Reply

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