With the holiday season just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to update and refresh your home so that it’s ready to host family and friends! Having guests to stay during this busy period can be stressful, especially if your guest bedroom has become filled with unwanted clutter.
To guarantee your home is the peaceful haven you’ve always dreamed of, we’ve got some handy tips to get ready for guest season.
1. Create a comfortable place to sleep
Of course, the most important aspect of preparing for your guests’ arrival is considering where they will sleep. If you’re fortunate enough to have the room, a king size bed will provide guests with a luxurious sleep space to rival a hotel. Set up your guest room to create a home-from-home experience, with good quality bed linen and bedside tables for those night time essentials.
The Kerala King Size Bed features a beautiful and contemporary style with its clean lines and on-trend geometric pattern that is sure to impress.
However, if you’re strapped for space, the Seattle Guest Bed is a great alternative. The fold-out trundle offers both single or double bed options and can be used as a sofa when an e, meaning that you won’t have to sacrifice too much floor space. For a sofa bed with a stylish twist, the Absolon feature a Scandi-inspired design that folds completely flat.
2. Provide plenty of storage
Storage is a key consideration when styling your guest bedroom as hosting can often mean an excess of clothes, shoes and bags laid around. To avoid a ‘floordrobe’ forming in your guest bedroom, invest in a spacious chest of drawers where guests can tidily store their clothes and belongings.
A classic piece with a contemporary twist, the Willersey Chest of Drawers provides an abundance of storage, making it the perfect addition to any home.
3. Clear away your clutter
Nobody wants to greet guests with a messy home, so make sure to clear away your clutter before the festive season begins. Streamlining your interior will also give the illusion of more space, which is always a bonus when your home is filled with people.
Storage baskets and trunks are a great option for organising items such as clothes, books, and other items that often accumulate around our homes. They can be filled and then hidden away out of sight, on shelves, under beds or in cupboards.
4. Expand your dining space
Extra guests mean extra people around the table come dinner time. Make sure there’s room for everyone with an extending table that can be expanded to accommodate family and friends and folded away again to save space once they leave.
The Valli Extending Table is a stylish and practical choice for any home.
When it comes to seating your guests, avoid the emergency chair situation with a stylish bench. A large dining bench is a practical and flexible option, allowing guests to cosy up and squeeze in those unexpected arrivals. The best thing about a bench is that it can be utilised in other areas of the home when extra seating isn’t required. Add cosy cushions and sheepskin throws and sit it against the wall in a hallway or kitchen to create a casual seating area.
5. Make guests feel at home
Ensure your guest bedroom is both warm and welcoming to help visitors feel relaxed and at home. Provide soft blankets and throws for a cosy and comfortable night’s sleep whatever the temperature.
The Grey Alpaca Throw is sure to inject elegance into any room, whilst still offering a sense of comfort. Cushions are also a great idea for a relaxing space, while a sheepskin rug will add warmth to a room.
6. Add a fabulous talking point
Get guests talking with a statement piece of wall art or a mirror with wow factor. A guest bedroom is a great place to experiment with bolder features and the striking 2 Oval Section Wall Mirror is sure to make a strong style statement.
Featuring a striking design with simple yet smart antique gold detailing, this mirror is the perfect accessory to create a luxurious hotel feel.
Accommodating friends and family doesn’t have to be stressful; these ideas are sure to take the pressure off and make hosting this season a truly enjoyable experience. For more inspiration, shop our range of furniture and create a home to impress every guest.