DIY Built-in Beds for Small Rooms

DIY Built In Guest Room Beds

DIY Built In Beds

Built-In Beds DIY


DIY built in guest room beds were one project we had been wanting to do for quite some time. Mike came up with this built-in double bed plan, and I was on board instantly. This room offered us very limited space. With he slanted ceilings and very very limited space for furnishings. A space that offers limited use of traditional furniture, small, and angled spaces, means you have to get creative and use every inch of space wisely. We knew we needed to get creative to make it a comfortable space for our guests, which usually include our children’s friends.


Demo and DIY 

DIY Bedroom Built In Beds

Bedroom Space Before Remodel


First we removed the trim and the carpet. We had wood flooring left from a previous project and it worked perfectly in this space. Mike doesn’t use plans or I would happily share them with you. He just has an eye for these things and just gets them done.


Built in Attic Bedroom Framing

Removed Carpet Started Built-In Structure


Mike framed out the space, made sure we had room for each twin mattress. This would be a great time to utilize the under-cubbies as a storage space.


Framing off built in beds

Building Inside Walls


Shiplap Inside & Outside of Built-Ins

Shiplap Inside & Outside of Built-Ins


New flooring places, room painted, shiplap

Trim Off Built-Ins and Put in new Flooring


We cut our own shiplap check out our tutorial here!

Tips for Getting the Most of  Your Smaller Spaces

Some tips to making a space feel larger are to make sure there are specific areas for sleeping, working, and entertaining.  Use a bench or bed with hidden storage. Incorporate a full length mirror which, will help surround the room with light, and make the room feel bigger.

Love Your Spaces

If you are not in the space you want, you can find a way to love the spaces you are in. I know how it feels to be in a home, and not feel at home. Traveling with the military, and renting a home over the internet without seeing it, was a regular part of our lives. I can get creative, and find a way to make our house a home. There is always a way to make your spaces amazing. Don’t be afraid to move furniture, play with you space!  There is nothing a little paint can’t fix.  I hope this inspires you to find a way to love every room in your home.


Completed Project 


King of Christmas Mini Tree

King of Christmas Mini Tree


Lighting from Destination Lighting

Lighting from Destination Lighting


Linens and Hutch Bedding

Linens and Hutch Bedding


Wall Murals Wallpaper

Wall Murals Wallpaper


Product Sourcing

Bedding is from @linensandhutch Linens & Hutch have the most amazing sheets and bedding around. I use them on every bed in our home. Seriously every single one!!  You can find the sheets, which are the Stippled Patterned 4-Piece Sheet set and the Down Alternative Comforter in sage on their site! I wanted to have different shades of green in this room to give off that cabin feel. This color combination worked perfectly for this space.

Lighting is from @destination_lighting we chose the Lite Source Norco Black Antique Brass Swing Arm Lamps for this space. The lighting needed to swing as needed and to provide adequate lighting for our guests. These are amazing, and give the farmhouse cabin look I was going for!

Wallpaper is from @muralswallpaper it’s called Woodlands and was exactly what I wanted for this space. Murals Wallpaper sent us a how to guide that walked us through each step of the installation.  The process was simple and easy to do even for a first time DIY’er.

Flocked tree is from @kingofchristmas I have about six of their trees in my home and love every single one! You can check out all their tree’s and they are even offering my readers 10% off with code: THECURATEDFARMHOUSE

I hope you enjoyed our DIY built-in beds for small rooms, and how we transformed this space from a room with little space to a guest bedroom retreat.






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    January 16th, 2020 at 4:08 pm

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  2. Wendy Zock

    January 18th, 2020 at 12:54 am

    You made my day1 Thank you so very much!

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