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13/12/2015

Get your Guest bedroom ready this Christmas

fresh flowers


Having parents of two different nationalities meant we always had visitors growing up, mainly from my mothers side who would come over from Wales to South Africa for the warmer climate, often over the festive seasons. Luckily we had a large enough house to accommodate most of them and my mother always made sure the guest bedroom was ready should anyone need it.

Not everyone has a large extra bedroom but that doesn't mean you still can't open your house to visitors, perhaps you could opt for a sofa bed in your living room, or sort out that cluttered box room and turn it into a relaxing space with a day bed, or perhaps there is an attic waiting to be converted, either way here are some top tips for stylish a guest bedroom to ensure it feels like a welcoming place. Just remember that your guests are not expecting hotel standards but there are a few cost efficient extras that will add comfort and ensure that have a happy and restful stay.

How to create a stylish guest bedroom

1. Fresh flowers - such a quick and easy touch that doesn't cost a lot of money but has a big impact, the wonderful smell of fresh flowers as well as the pop of colour from a bouquet adds a real homely feel to any room.

2. A bedside table - guests usually have some reading material with them as well as small bits and bobs that they need in hands reach such as keys or a phone so having a bedside table with a lamp where they can safely store these things is a necessity as well as helping keep the space more organised.

3. A simple chest of drawers - you don't need a wardrobe, especially if it's a box room a chest of drawers will be more than enough especially if it's only a weekend stop over. You don't want to make the room cluttered and it's important to create a sense of space even when there is not much spare so opting for a tall thin chest of drawers is the best choice.

4. Spare blankets - always make sure you have a few spare blankets at hand, especially over the festive season when temperatures at night can drop. The main thing is providing a warm and cozy space for your guests so they last thing you want is them getting cold in the night.

5. Added extras - a small fruit bowl so your guests don't wait up hungry, an alarm clock should they need to catch a flight early one morning, a box of tissues which always come in handy and perhaps a small pile of interesting and diverse books.



Christmas is all about fun and festivities so don't get too stressed if your guest room is not perfect, as long as you keep it simple, enjoy some good food with good company and one last but important detail, always make sure the bed is sturdy, firm and comfortable. Furniture Village are currently running a Christmas Countdown, go and check it out


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10 comments:

  1. Nice post and nice idea. I'd add a few more: a small bottle of water on the bedside table and one of those little fold-out stands for suitcases... My in-laws always have little touches like the flowers -- it makes such a difference.

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    1. I love the bottled water idea Jen - great

      Laura x

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  2. I always try to make our guest room as homely as possible. You want people to enjoy their stay with you! X

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  3. Some great tips here. Having some spare chargers would be a good idea too, so they can charge there phone or i pad x

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  4. I think simple is the key. Clutter always makes me stressed too. It's great to get things like this right so they aren't playing on your mind

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    1. I can't be doing with clutter either - simple is much better

      Laura x

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  5. This is beautiful. Thank you for sharing this post. With guests coming, it's so nice to be able to make them feel at home. Right now our guest room consists of an air mattress, but even so - little touches can make all the difference

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  6. Lovely post with great ideas - all my bedrooms are full! It's fun squeezing guests in though :) Kaz x

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