Should you be expecting guests over the festive period then you will probably want to refresh your guest bedroom to make it as welcoming and comfortable as possible. A few personal touches can be enough to transform your guest room into one that feels as though it has been especially prepared for your guests.

Decorating? You may feel that your spare room would benefit from a lick of paint, why not try a statement wall in a cosy colour such as a berry red, Cedar green, or this year’s putty pink. Here we used Farrow & Ball colours Sulking Room Pink and Brinjal.

If you are furnishing a guest bedroom twin beds can be a good idea and offer a lot of flexibility. Some of our beds are suitable for using as singles but can be pushed together to create a large bed so as to offer different solutions for different guests. Storage chests and a hanging rail will also be welcomed.

Bedding and Towels

Fresh bedding will always be appreciated by your guests; go for classic hotel style white linens or slubby-coloured organic cottons. Extra back cushions behind your pillows create plump luxury and make a bed look so inviting.
Create cosiness to your bedding in the winter months with soft woollen throws in jewel colours or Scandi tones. A draped sheepskin, faux fur, or velvet bedspread by adding texture will also add the snuggle factor.

Add a stack of fresh towels to show that you are thinking of your guests every need. Our fresh white or cool grey Meraki towels are soft, absorbent and stylish. They will also suit almost any bathroom scheme.

Comfort is key, and many of us find it more difficult to sleep in an unfamiliar bed. Think about using a mattress protector to freshen the feel of a tired mattress, or a mattress topper for added depth of comfort. And if your spare mattress is ready for replacement it’s not yet too late to order a new one. Try and provide soft but supportive pillows, again these can be ‘freshened’ using pillow protectors if they are not new.

Finishing Touches

Little finishing details will help to dress the bedroom and stop it feeling like an unused spare. Scent the room using candles or Reed Diffusers. Particularly good at this time of year are smoky sprucey scents with notes of Pine, or Amber and Sandalwood. A luxury scented soap can be used to scent a smalls drawer or just be placed as a treat on the towels or in the ensuite.

And to be crowned the host with the most why not provide a luxurious bath robe for a complete hotel-like experience.