With the festive season right around the corner, many of us are having family and friends coming to stay with us. If you have a guest bedroom that is in need of some extra love before Christmas, then this advice from our sleep experts may be exactly what you are looking for. In this article, we will be looking at all the ways that you can spruce up your space ready for your guests to arrive in time for your festive celebrations.
Rotate the Mattress
A night’s sleep is always made better by having a comfortable mattress. Before your guests arrive, inspect your current mattress and check that it’s pleasant to lie on. Rotating your mattresses on a regular basis is important, as it helps keep the filling inside evenly distributed throughout. It also means that you’ll use each side equally, minimizing normal and unbalanced wear and tear.
If you find that your mattress is on the more uncomfortable side, then adding a mattress topper can provide an extra layer of comfort. Our Dual Layer Mattress Topper combines both practicality and comfort. The dual layer construction gives an extra cushioning layer to your mattress which could make all the difference when it comes to a peaceful night’s sleep for your guests, and easily separates for washing at home.
Neutral Colour Palette
When getting your guest bedroom ready this Christmas season, try to keep a colour neutral palette. You want the room to feel inviting, but also relaxing, much like a hotel space. Opting for colours such as blue, yellow, green, silver or even orange can help you create that warm and welcoming room, perfect for your overnight guests. These colours have had suggested effects when it comes to reducing stress and soothing the nervous system.
All About The Bedding
Now that you’ve got the mattress sorted, let’s talk about bedding. When it comes to getting that ‘hotel-feel’ in your guest bedroom, we recommend the Goose Down Duvet, which is part of our Hotel Collection. It’s perfect for sleepers who are after that lofty, cloud-like experience.
It’s also the top choice amongst our hotel partners and for good reason! This duvet along with the Supreme Down Pillow (also from our Hotel Collection) is the ideal guest room bedding set!
For covering these luxurious sets, try using plain white sheets and a duvet cover. Along with the natural palette, this offers a relaxing and calm experience. Your guests won’t be distracted by busy patterns or bright, loud colours. Offering crisp white linens will continue that ‘hotel feeling’ right into them crawling into bed at night.
The Little Things
Finally, add the little things to your guest room. With your neutral palette already in full swing, add some personal touches which reminds your guests that it’s still a homely space.
Remember to put out a selection of fresh towels, some decorative throws, extra pillows and even a fresh change of sheets, if they are staying for a long period of time. Placing some scented candles around the room, especially in calming scents, can also be a great addition to the space. Having a little hamper of goodies is always a welcome treat for guests; eye masks, ear plugs, a pillow spray or something for a late night snack can make such a difference.
With the festive season right around the corner, adding some Christmas décor into the space could also be a good idea to make the room more fun.