Get your Guest bedroom ready this Christmas
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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