Have your in-laws or friends spending some time with you over the festive period? Preparing a welcoming space for your guests to relax and unwind doesn’t need to be a complicated process. Here’s our tips for transforming your spare bedroom into an inviting nest that will make your guests feel super comfortable.
1. Start with the basics.
A well-made bed is the most important thing you can provide to your guests. Begin by making up the bed with good quality, freshly laundered bedding. We opt for a soft and calming colour palette when it comes to our bedding, which is perfect for layering / mixing and matching. Adding some extra pillows of varying firmness and a cosy blanket helps ensure a comfortable night.
With our three distinct bedding styles, you can choose the sheets that best suit your guests.
2. Up the cosy-factor.
Relaxing aromas in the bedroom will help encourage a good nights sleep for your guests. We like to spray sleep mist onto the pillows and add a scented candle to the nightstand. Sandalwood, lavender, and chamomile encourage rest, and there's nothing cosier than a gently flickering candle on the nightstand.
Lighting wise, opt for bedside lamps that emit a soft sleep-promoting glow. At this time of year, we also love adorning the bedroom with thoughtfully placed fairy lights, placing them in a large glass vase next to the bed or decoratively winding them behind the headboard.
Dried flowers and foliage are a sustainable way to add colour and texture into the bedroom and look gorgeous in vintage bottles. There’s plenty to choose from but our current favourites are dried asparagus fern, pampas grass and wheat.
3. Add thoughtful touches.
Once you’ve created all the cosiness, pre-empt your guest’s needs by adding some thoughtful extras. Clearing wardrobe space, arranging reading materials, placing a carafe of water with accompanying glasses on the nightstand, and laying out guest towels are small touches that will help your guests feel at home.