As with all mattress choices, there are a certain number of criteria you may wish to consider when choosing a mattress for your guest bedroom.
Of course, the mattress in your guest bedroom should be comfortable. You wouldn’t want your family or friends sleeping on an uncomfortable mattress!
So our general rule of thumb is that you should find the mattress comfortable yourself. Try it for a night — if you don’t like it, it’s probably not a good choice.
You don’t have to buy a luxury mattress, like a Tempur, but, still, pay attention to the quality and comfort level of the mattress you decide on.
Many online retailers offer risk-free trial periods, which give you the chance to try the mattress to see if it’s right.
Since the people visiting you will all have different bodies, needs, and sleeping preferences, it’s important to choose a mattress that’s universal enough to work for a wide range of people and sleeping positions.
Choose a medium-firm mattress of the universal kind that’s neither too firm nor too soft.
Not everyone is blessed with luxuriously large guest bedrooms. It’s likely that your guest bedroom is small, so it’s important that you have a mattress that’s space-savvy. The UK Double Mattress (135 x 190 cm) is a good space-saving option.
If you don’t have a guest bedroom but still need a guest mattress, then you can also consider foldable mattresses or air/inflatable mattresses. Foldable mattresses can be set up easily and can be stored in a cupboard. Air mattresses can also be easily stored but they’re not ideal for sleeping in the long-term.
You can also choose a futon, a sofa that folds out into a bed.
While you certainly can splurge on a mattress for a guest bedroom, your spare mattress does not have to be expensive.
There are many high-quality mattresses available at very affordable prices.