It’s that time of year again: time to open up the family cottage! For many the cottage, cabin, lake house (or whatever you may call it) represents a time to gather with family and friends to enjoy long summer days spent doing activities you love and nights around the campfire. While all this sounds great, outfitting your cabin to house your family and friends can present certain decorating challenges.

Cabins are usually smaller than our everyday homes, yet end up holding more people, because who doesn’t want to visit?

Storage, or lack thereof, is one of the main problems we hear about, especially in bedrooms where closets are small or nonexistent.

Whether you need to maximize the storage capacity of a small bedroom, or are looking to add more style to your space, we have

a solution.  Storage beds are a great option and can store clothes, linens and extra bedding depending on the style you choose.

 

Dressers, chest of drawers and armoires are another great storage solution in bedrooms.

If space is limited, a youth dresser which is slightly narrower is a great option. A chest of drawers is another good choice because of its slim profile.

If you have a little more room, an armoire gives you the option of shelves or a hanging rack. These pieces from Winners Only are available in four different color ways, so finding a match for your space will be a cinch.

So now that we’ve got your storage problems solved, let’s talk about sleep solutions. Weekends at the cabin often involve extra company, and that means finding a place for everyone to sleep comfortably. Fortunately we have many great options.

Bunk beds are a popular choice and come in many great styles, twin over double configurations are a good choice and some styles even have storage as well.

Our Poppy Murphy Cabinet Bed is truly an instant guest bed. When all closed up it takes only 10 square feet of floor space and the top of cabinet can be used for display purposes. It can even hold your T.V.

Convert it from handsome cabinet to comfy bed in less than a minute. It comes complete with Dual Power-USB Ports, Folding Trays and a Trifold premium Gel Memory Foam Mattress. It’s so comfy your guests may never want to leave.

Sofa beds have come a long way since the days of sleeping on a squeaky mattress with springs poking you all night long. Today’s versions provide the perfect combination of style and comfort for space challenged rooms. Many are able to be fully customized with the fabrics and even leathers of your choice, so that they will fit seamlessly into your décor scheme.

The transition from sofa to bed is seamless with the utilization of the European mechanism.  Seat and back cushions remain attached during opening and closing, eliminating the need to be stored when used for sleeping.  That’s a great feature when you’re already pressed for space!

Now that your guests are taken care of its time to decorate. Time spent at the cottage is all about embracing the natural beauty that surrounds you.  Whether it’s a beachside bungalow or rustic retreat hidden in the forest.  Your home away from home – should reflect you and how you live.  Cottage décor, means comfy décor.  Natural textures including driftwood, river rocks and linens bring the outdoors in. A neutral palette doesn’t compete with the beauty outside and creates a peaceful place to truly relax.

 

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