It’s almost that time of the year again when we begin to prepare for family to arrive. The Christmas decorations are up, tick. The food is on order, tick. And the presents are all wrapped. Yay, something else that you can relax about. But there’s one thing that isn’t quite ready. The bedroom arrangements. It’s the thing that often causes the most anxiety, where to put everyone? So, if this is you this Christmas, don’t despair because you can always transform your office into a guest bedroom.
Okay, so a home office isn’t always that conducive to welcoming guests. We get it. Maybe it’s the smallest room in the house and the furniture is… well, practical and bland rather than a cosy sleep environment. But the good thing is that with a bit of thought around home décor, you can put this right and create an inviting bedroom for your Christmas visitors.
A Wall Bed
When space is at a premium, it can pay dividends to have a multi-purpose room. By using clever storage for the clutter, it’s often possible to create enough space to house a daybed, sofa bed, trundle bed or even a standard size single bed. By positioning the bed against the wall, you maximise space in the rest of the room.
You can even purchase pull down beds that are secretly housed within cabinets, meaning they’re stored away, and space is freed up until you need them!
Use a Coverless Duvet
Let’s face it, changing a shed load of bedding when visitors are due is a laborious job. Fortunately, Fine Bedding have found the perfect bedding solution with their coverless duvet.
As seen on TV, the Night Owl Coverless Duvet is a lightweight fibre fill 2 in 1 duvet blanket available in summer 4.5 tog and all year round 10.5 tog.
The success of these superbly comfortable duvets comes down to the fact that they’re encased within a beautifully soft cover. So, you can forget all about grappling with tricky duvet covers and crack open the Baileys instead.
With their chic elegance, these coverless duvets are such an easy way to transform the look of any room within a matter of seconds. Night Owl Herringbone is a classy traditional weave whilst for the full 5* experience, it has to be the uber stylish Night Owl - Natural Cotton Waffle with its 100% sustainably sourced pure BCI cotton waffle cover. Why is it given 5*? That’s easy to explain with 97% of Night Owl users rating it 5 stars.
Oh, and when your coverless duvet needs a refresh, all you need to do is pop it into your washing machine then dry for about 90 minutes. Simple!
Keep Décor Light
You can give the illusion of more space in your office come bedroom by keeping the walls, ceiling, cushions, throws, and blankets in light, natural shades.
Try to avoid heavy, patterned curtains which have the tendency to make a room feel claustrophobic and confined. If you have the opportunity for natural light like a skylight or window, that can also help with creating a feeling of bringing the outside in, as can shutters or blinds.
Get Creative with Cushions and Throws
Clever use of cushions and throws can completely change the feel of a room. If you prefer to keep the look clean, opt for plain colours. You can subdue or brighten a room by choosing a palette of lighter or brighter colours and if you have a certain mood or ambiance in mind, use colours, textures and patterns that match your theme.
It’s great fun getting creative and good for the mind too. You love animals, look for cushions with amazing jungle prints, dog and cat designs, birds, tigers, dolphins, you name it. Or floral, cosmic, oriental, Disney Princess, whatever takes your fancy.
Cushions and throws at once make a room feel cosier and more intimate rather than a work environment. And if you choose carefully, you can usually find cushions and throws that look so much more expensive than they are!
Hotel Quality Bedding
If your usual style is more luxury boudoir than executive office, one way you can quickly achieve this is by using hotel quality bedding. To step it up a notch, check out the Hotel Collection Goose Down Duvet. Used by many 5* British and international hotels, this implausibly soft, snug yet highly breathable duvet oozes hotel-style luxury.
Ethically sourced goose down and feather are encased within a sustainably sourced BCI cotton cover and the higher down cluster content creates an extra-luxurious plump, lofty duvet, guaranteed to help your special guests drift off into a blissful night of sleep. Add in the Hotel Collection Supreme Down Pillow to sink into at the end of the day and we promise they’ll be asking to extend their stay!
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