Get your guest bedroom ready for Christmas

Winter is approaching fast, and with that comes the excitement of the holidays just around the corner.  Although Christmas may feel like some time away, no doubt you will have plenty of friends and relatives who are already planning on how and where they will be spending the festive season. 

If your home always feels like it is the central hub of everyone’s social visits, it is important that you are ready for when those unannounced visitors come knocking.

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Declutter: With storage space being at a premium in other areas of the house, many of us use our spare bedrooms as multipurpose areas – and that is only if we are lucky to have a spare room at all. Whether it has purposefully been given a multifunction use, such as a bedroom combined with a home office, or if it has just turned into a glorified dumping ground for all those bits and bobs that don’t seem to have a home anywhere else, it is time to have a bit of a clear up.  Clear the room of all of your personal items and other clutter, then give the room a really good clean. If the room is rarely entered, it is easy to overlook things that needs attention, for example, do all of the light bulbs work? Have the radiators been turned on?

 

Furniture: It goes without saying that every guest room needs a bed and bedside tables, and interestingly, symmetrical rooms are said to be more appealing. It’s functional as guests can sleep on either side of the bed whilst having an individual table for their odds and ends. Another bonus is having an armchair or an end of bed bench. It adds a cosy touch to the room while having functionality.

 

Bedding: Store extra bedding and blankets in the wardrobe. This leave the option for visitors to add an extra layer of warmth if they get a bit nippy in the night. Use good quality sheets such as cotton or linen. And if you have space, you may even want to consider purchasing a luggage rack, to keep grubby suitcase wheels off the bed!

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