Seems like lake life needs to include some sort of sleeping on the porch space. When we purchased this tiny home on the lake the previous owners had a small area on the enclosed porch that was a reading area/perfect spot for a nap. We decided we would keep this same idea but make it a full twin size bed and build in storage under it to hide away fishing gear, books, puzzles, etc.
My husband built a wood frame and we used twin bed slats we picked up from Ikea to lay on top of the support beams. We purchased baskets from McGee & Co. and sized the cubbies to fit them. I loved how the baskets had a lid so that the things stored inside would not be seen, giving the space an overall cleaner look.
We decided to get a twin size bed so that a guest could comfortably sleep on it during an overnight stay. Since we don’t have any guest rooms this was going to serve as our make-shift guest room, but honestly the view of the lake from this spot is the best and if you sleep with the window open you can hear the lapping of the water, which is awesome.
Being that the space is visible from the living room, we wanted to make it also feel more like a daybed area that could be used as a reading nook as well. We purchased a custom linen cover from Etsy that zips up and can be easily removed to be washed but had cording on the edges that gave the mattress more of a finished couch look.
I’m still on the hunt for maybe a small side table to squeeze next to the bed, but there is not a ton of room there since we decided to hang the fishing poles right next to the bed. We want to keep the little lake cottage practical and functional with how we use it and keeping the poles right there makes it easy to grab and walk out the sliding glass door for some sunset fishing. 🙂