Now there’s no need to panic… but there are less than eight weeks left until Christmas. How did that happen?! But never fear, there’s time left to prepare and if, like many of us, you are expecting Christmas visitors over the holidays, a great place to start is with a guest room spruce up. There’s no need to grab the paint brush, but small touches such as clearing the clutter and revitalising their sleep space will make all the difference.
In fact, we would go as far as saying the most important thing you can provide for visiting friends and family is a comfortable place to rest, and our festive Guest Room selection has everything you need to create it. Read on to see how you can easily integrate some of it into your own guest room.
Get the base right
A sure way to help your guests sleep soundly (even through the clatter of reindeer on the roof), is with a good mattress. You may not even know how your guest room mattress is faring, so a good way to test it is by ‘moving in’ for a night and testing it out yourself. If you find yourself tossing and turning all night, it’s likely your guests will too. This Signature Foam Mattress from Casper is ideal if you find you do need to upgrade.
It works to provide support and comfort for any type of sleeper, with four layers of foam designed to mold to your body. Expecting any clumsy guests? Use this Allerzip Smooth Mattress Encasement from Protect-A-Bed to help keep your mattress (new or old) protected from spills.
Have you ever been to a hotel, lain down on the bed and felt yourself immediately sinking into comfort? This is often down to good pillows. Treat your guests to the same luxury feeling with this Supreme Comfort Cotton Pillow Pair from Slumberland – they might even give you a five star review!
Spoil them with great bedding
An instant way to refresh your guest room bed is by upgrading the bed linen. Not only will it make a fabulous first impression with the way it looks, but they’ll soon thank you for it when they wrap themselves in fresh, clean sheets.
This Easy Care Truegrip Fitted Sheet and Pillowcase Set from Northern Nights includes two fitted sheets and two housewife pillowcases. With a 1200 thread count, the fabric is super soft and silky to the touch and the matching design will make the bed look sleek and tidy.
Looking for something with a more sumptuous feel? This Velvetsoft Ribbed Duvet Set from Cozee Home is your answer. It contains a duvet cover and two housewife pillowcases with a ribbed face, all made from a wonderfully-soft, velvety fabric.
Christmas often involves spending time with extended family and if this includes kids, you might want to think about setting up a guest room for them too! Pop some puzzles, board games and colouring books in a basket in the room to help keep them entertained, then wow them (as well as the parents) with this adorable Star Catcher Duvet Set from Cozee Kids.
Finish with thoughtful touches
Look to the little things to make the experience even more special for friends and family, such as leaving your home’s Wi-Fi name and password details on the bedside table, or adding a luxurious bedspread to the guest room bed like this Geometric Satin Quilt Bedspread from Alison Cork:
It’s these thoughtful touches that will make your guests feel even more welcome and appreciated. For more guest room inspiration, make sure to check out the whole collection here – but be quick, the Christmas countdown begins!