Many of us either host guests or stay with family or friends around the Christmas season and therefore appreciate the value of a well-appointed guest room – a good night’s sleep is central to a guest’s experience and enjoyment of their stay in your home. Don’t forget to consider these key aspects:
There is nothing more welcoming than a comfortable bed with a luxurious mattress and crisp white linen. The bed should take centre stage, and look sumptuous and inviting, piled high with lots of feather or goose down pillows, and a deep filled feather duvet. Layers of finishing touches could include silk bedcovers and divine throws in cashmere. If you have limited room, Simon horn’s collection of sofa beds are the perfect space saving solution, including a range of styles with sofa beds that convert into double beds or two singles for truly flexible sleeping arrangements.
Lighting in the bedroom is really important, as it helps create the right mood of comfort and warmth – opt for beautiful bedside lamps and a dimmer switch.
The Bedside Table
Keep decoration minimal and not too fussy, but make it feel comfortable. Fresh flowers, scented candles and a stylish clock make good bedside table accessories.
Storage considerations are another factor. A guest bedroom should be free of your clutter so lots of storage space should be provided but remember to leave some space for your guests to put away their belongings so they don’t feel that they are living out of a suitcase. There is a definite trend back to ‘dedicated storage’ and freestanding pieces of furniture such as dressing tables are back in fashion. Also, many divans offer fantastic space-saving options of built in storage.
Extra seating, such as a comfy armchair, is a lovely added touch.