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How to Prepare Your Guest Room for the Festive Season

Everyone seems to mention Christmas earlier and earlier each year, but it’s around this time that people usually start to make plans about where to stay for the festive season. Employers dish out Christmas opening hours and you’re working out how to fit in all the visits from friends and family.



Christmas is one of the busiest times in the household – so we think it’s extra important to prepare your guest room for the festive season.







Utilise Space, Improve Sleep!

It’s a well-known fact that a clean and tidy bedroom and improve quality of sleep. Your mind feels more relaxed in a neat and organised room, so it’ll be easier to nod off. The Arthouse Linear White Blown Vinyl Texture Stripe Paintable Wallpaper 823206 is fully customisable – so you can paint it any colour you like. Go for pastel colours, rather than dark colours, as this can make guests feel refreshed after a nice big sleep in a comfy upholstered bed. At For My House, we love the Joseph Furniture Trundle Guest Bed – the single bed also features a pull-out bed to form a big double bed!



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Cater for the Individual

Expecting grandma to stay in your guest room? Or maybe you’re playing host to your guest’s children too? Wallpaper can work wonders in this case – it can be used to create a bespoke look for whoever is staying over during the festive period. For example, I Want Wallpaper’s Damask wallpaper collection is perfect for that stylish auntie, whereas your little nieces and nephews will adore the Disney wallpaper collection. You’ll want to pair these with an appropriate bed, of course. It’s best to opt for a bunk bed or triple sleeper for the children as it saves space…or a high quality double bed for the grown ups.



Storage Makes Guests Feel Welcome

Designated storage for guests, such as an ottoman box at the foot of the bed, will make guests feel welcomed. A place to put away clothes (and somewhere to hide the presents until Christmas Day!), won’t just save space in the guest room…it’s perfect for friends or relatives staying for a longer period of time – no one wants to live out of a suitcase. We recommend the Core Products Capri Ottoman for a fresh Scandinavian look or the Heartlands Corona Single Trunk for that gorgeous traditional Christmas feeling.




Little Personal Touches Make a Big Difference

Throughout the year, it’s always the little things that make us truly happy – with Christmas that’s no exception. Small finishing touches in the guest room means you’ve made an effort to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere. This could range from fresh towels to decorative accessories. Our Festive Lights Snowman Shelf Sitter is an adorable addition to any guest bedroom – it’s sure to make even the Scroogiest of visitors feel festive! Christmas wreaths symbolise everlasting life, so a small wreath placed at the head of the guest bed really can make a room feel livelier! Want to impress your guests to no end? There’s nothing like climbing into brand new fresh, plump bedding – replace that worn out duvets and lumpy pillowcases with something special for your guests.