You bought a great desk to try and encourage yourself to get more work done on your hobbies, passions and career but it didn’t quite work out as you had planned. That desk is now covered in junk and it is slowly accumulating dust. It’s time to reimagine that room as something useful.
A guest room is a great addition to any home an one you’ll be happy you decided to pursue. The first thing you need to do is empty the room out to make room for the new furniture. You should never just add futons to an office and call it a guest room. This needs to be a guest room first so take everything out and start over. You can leave the desk in there but empty it out and only out back exactly what you need.
Next you can think about the bedding situation. Is this room big enough to consider platform beds or are you going to have to limit yourself to day beds and futons? Platform beds offer some great additional storage if you buy a model with hidden drawers built into the actual frame. This can act as a great place to keep linens and extra pillows so your guests have access to them at all times.
If you don’t have the room for platform beds then futons are your next best bet. This will allow you to have a full sleeping space that converts into a couch when not in use. Futons are a very space efficient option for smaller apartments and houses. Make sure that you don’t keep anything in the guest room that you need on a daily basis. This should be your guests’ space and if you are intruding every few hours then they will not feel at ease.