As we get ready for the festive period, many of us start to panic about where our guests will sleep. Whether we’re lucky enough to have a spare room or not, these extra spaces can often feel forgotten, become areas for storage, drying the laundry and storing the empty boxes of Christmas decs that are lying around. So, I thought I’d share our wonderful new guest room with you for inspiration, plus some quick tips on how to create a lovely comfortable guest room, even if you’re short on time and money (as most of us are at this time of year!)
7 Tips for creating a lovely guest room:
Sleep in it yourself before your guests come to stay – this will help you notice anything you’ve missed! Is the duvet thick enough? Do you need black-out blinds? Is the bedside light bright enough for reading etc?
Ensure the room has a bin so guests aren’t having to pop their rubbish into their suitcase.
A mirror is handy, even if a small one, so guests don’t feel like they have to rush getting ready in the shared bathroom.
A little note with the WiFi password on is a nice touch, you could either just leave on the bedside table or pop it on the back of the door.
You may not have much storage space, but a few hooks on the back of the door or a little peg rail shelf will offer some great space for hanging towels, coats or jackets.
Supply a few blankets so guests can be as snuggly as they want!
Depending on how long your guests are staying, they may want to do a little work from their room. If you haven’t got space for a desk, having a little breakfast tray with legs handy is a thoughtful and useful idea.
I hope you found that helpful and do let me know if there are any other guest room ‘essentials’ I’ve missed out that you would love to find in your room when staying at someone’s house. If you want to find out more about the bed, check out the blog post here.