Hosting Christmas this year? Make sure your guest room is less ‘dumping ground’ (we’re all guilty) and more ‘5-star hotel suite’, with our top tips on transforming your spare room into a space so luxurious your visitors won’t want to leave. Sweet dreams are made of these…
SLEEP ON IT
First things first, a comfy bed is an essential ingredient for a good night’s sleep. And nobody wants grumpy, sleep-deprived guests come Christmas morning. We recommend trying a night in your guest room beforehand so you can make any necessary improvements.
SLUMBER IN STYLE
Never underestimate the essentials. Up your guest-room game with new bedding – we’re talking crisp bed linen, plump pillows and cosy duvets, blankets and throws.
Feeling fancy? Place some fresh towels and a selection of indulgent travel-sized toiletries on the end of the bed for the ultimate hotel-style finish. Don’t forget the essentials too – a spare toothbrush and some cotton pads never go amiss.
NICE & NEAT
Be sure to leave your guests plenty of storage space so they can unpack properly. Because who likes to live out of a suitcase?
THE LITTLE TOUCHES
You don’t have to overhaul your house to make visitors feel at home — small touches do the trick. Ramp up the brownie points with fresh flowers, scented candles and some bedside reading material. If the room is on the bright side in the morning, leave an eye mask out, and sensitive-sleepers will appreciate a pair of ear plugs too.
Get everyone into the Christmas spirit by giving the room a festive finish. Place twinkling lights, baubles and decorations around the room – be it the bed headboard or the mantlepiece – to give the space an inviting glow. Just stick to a colour palette that complements your bedroom decor to keep the look stylish and understated.
NO GUEST ROOM?
No problem. Our sofa beds are the perfect alternative for those last-minute visitors, folding out and back again in mere seconds. Clever, eh?
On a budget? Check out our cheap(ish) bedroom update ideas for inspiration that doesn’t break the bank.
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All images are Habitat’s own. Image 2 is an image of Rosie Birkett’s spare bedroom featuring the Max bed, Max bedside table, Kuriko lamp, Regency cushion, Washed grey pillowcase and Washed pink bed linen. Image 5 is an image taken of Anthony Burrill’s home.