I'm looking into downsizing to a one bedroom apartment for the next year to save money. CA is friggin expensive and we can save $400 a month. Its myself, my husband, and our 2 1/2 yr old daughter. We would give our daughter the bedroom and we were planning on sleeping in the living room. My husband is in the military so he'll be gone more than half of the next year so me sleeping on the couch isn't an issue whatsoever. But for when he's home, I'd like to be able to sleep next to him. The question is, how do we do this without turning the living room into a bedroom? We have minimal furniture and I like that. We have a couch with a chase on the end (a compact L-shape) and a couple square endtables and the TV and my husband's huge beanbag. Anyway, we don't want any of our bedroom furniture (maybe the mattress, but its a queen size) and if the living room was really spacious what else could we use as a temporary bad? I thought an air mattress but those things are such a pain and always end up flat by morning. I may be insane but I was hoping for something that could be hidden or put up during the day, so it doesn't look like a bedroom all the time. Any ideas? Futons are a possibility but I don't care to buy one new and I don't know if two couches is too much for one living room. So I guess I'm just wondering if anyone has any creative suggestions for living in a studio or small space.