In the busy run-up to Christmas it can be easy to let something slip your mind, but sorting out your guest bedroom before your siblings and their partners come to stay is not one of the things to forget. Too often when something is out of sight, it is out of mind, but when you have guests staying then you need to make it a top priority. So here are our top tips to get the spare room guest-ready this Christmas.
Invest in a day bed
Not heard of a day bed before? The name might suggest a bed designed for lounging around all day but in fact, a day bed is a French-inspired design that encases the mattress on three sides, making it the perfect hybrid of a sofa and a bed. Day beds make the perfect addition to a spare bedroom, home office, playroom or perhaps even a living room. The three-sided design is synonymous with day beds. They appear at first as a sofa but the incorporated head and foot ends create a hybrid structure between a sofa and a standard bed. If you’re looking for multifunctional furniture for your home this Christmas then look no further!
You’ll find day beds to be the ultimate in-home office or spare bedroom beds. They often take up a lot less space than a traditional sofa bed and look a lot sleeker than a chunky sofa. As the mattress is a full-size single (with an additional mattress often available underneath to pull out into a king or super king mattress for two people) it is more generous than a sofa bed, so you’ll know your guests will be comfy and able to relax.
Plus, they’re a lot less hassle than having to get the blow-up mattress out every time someone stays over. Day beds are the ultimate in versatile sleeping solutions. Whether you style them as a bed or a sumptuous deep sofa in the living room or as an extra in your home office, they provide the perfect place to sleep the night away this Christmas.
Clear the Christmas Decks
Resist the temptation to leave all of your clutter and nic-nacs lying around as they’ll just get in the way for your guests. In a guest room, less is more––more space, more comfortable, and more welcoming. Get rid of anything you would not find in a hotel room. Keep only the most useful items in the room, like an alarm clock, coat stand and spare towels. You can still add your homely touch but make sure to keep it practical yet cosy, it is Christmas after all!
Help Guests Stay Connected
There’s hardly anyone that will turn up at your home and not need wifi at some point! Write down your wi-fi password or hotspot connections and leave it on the nightstand for your house guests. Many people travel with laptops and do work or check e-mail when away from home, even at Christmas, so let them sneak off in peace by providing the passwords they’ll need.