• Getting guest ready for Christmas

    We’ve popped together a few of our top tips to help you get your home guest ready for the festivities.

    • If you’re having guests to stay, make sure your spare room meets muster well in advance of the proceedings, allowing you time to enjoy the season without, hopefully, any last-minute panics.
    • Investing in stylish furniture can provide an attractive focal point to a room and maximise on space at the same time.
    • If your guests are staying for a while, empty some drawers and make room in the wardrobe, so they have somewhere to store and hang their clothes. Additional storage is a must, so why not use our Fiber Storage Bench as a quirky end of bed ottoman?
    • A sensible, yet stylish, bedside table either side of a bed is invaluable too, as guests will want somewhere to pop mobiles and other devices, glasses of water, spectacles and books.
    • Our antique white and weathered vintage mango wood tray side tables are perfectly proportioned and the tray on top has the added bonus of being removable, offering dual functionality. So, after your guests have finished their Christmas morning cuppa in bed, you can whisk the tray away and the table remains complete.
    • Look for furniture in neutral colours that will be suitable for guests of all ages. A neutral colour palette also ensures that as your tastes change, the furniture will continue to complement your room.
    • Giving the room a deep clean before the big day goes without saying and you could also add to your crisp, freshly laundered bed linen, an extra throw to help your guests feel cosy and warm.
    • It’s a good idea to get new covers for your hot water bottles and to check them for leaks before guests arrive. You should also provide water and glasses to quench any midnight thirsts, a dressing gown and lots of fluffy towels.
    • Don’t forget to include coasters on tables to ensure cups and glasses don’t stain. For added Christmas sparkle, we recommend our concrete coasters, which have a gold finish.
    • Provide magazines and books, which your guests can read if they didn’t bring their own and pop these on the bedside tables.
    • Also ensure guests have adequate bedside lighting for reading. If you’re after something contemporary and dramatic, try our grey glass necklace table lamp or for something equally as stylish, but simpler in look, go for our white stoneware and etch detail lamp with a grey linen effect tapered cylinder shade.

    There may be many other things you’ll need to do before the big day, but when your guestroom is done, sit back and enjoy! After all, a guestroom isn’t just for Christmas…