Posted on Dec 06, 2011 | Comments 0
With Christmas rapidly approaching, now might be the perfect time to tidy or properly prepare your guest room. Creating a cosy guest bedroom can make visitors this Christmas feel welcome and comfortable no matter what.
Having visitors during the holiday season means an increase in traffic through the house. Hiring a professional carpet cleaning service is an effective way to spruce up your floors and upholstery for people that may be sitting or sleeping on them or to undo the wear and tear after your guests have departed.
Sorting out the guestroom needn’t be a mammoth undertaking, and we are here with a few easy suggestions to make it as stress free as possible.
If you feel like your guestroom needs a complete overhaul, there are a few simple suggestions to bear in mind. Paint is preferred to wallpaper from maintenance point of view. However, remember to use a durable type of paint that can resist wear and tear from furniture and other items like suitcases.
Buy a new bed
Your old mattress may have done the job for a while now but it could be time to get a completely new bed. Guest Beds from T4S range will provide guidance to all the different beds available. The size of the bed depends on the size of the guestroom – for some homeowners a bed-settee might be the best option as it allows you to get the most from a small room with the bonus of giving guests their own comfort and privacy that also doubles up as a bedroom.
For others, it might be a good idea to consider using two single beds so guests can choose to either sleep apart or push the beds together to form a double.
Economize with furniture
The only furniture you really need in a guest room is the bed, a nightstand with drawers and a wardrobe to put clothing in if there’s room. If you don’t have the room, having built-in furniture such as draws under the bed can help maximize space if the room is small. If you are decorating on a budget, second hand furniture stores are a great way of getting items.
Always have an extra set of bed sheets and clean towels for your guests as they can be messy people! And who knows, maybe they’ll insist on changing the sheets when they leave your house.
Less is more
Don’t fill the room with your old clothes or unwanted books! If anything, keep accessories in the room to essentials such as a lamp and an alarm clock. The less of ‘you’ there is in the room, the more your guests will find the room welcoming and habitable.
Make it Christmassy
Hey, it’s the season to be jolly! As you’re preparing the room for Christmas guests, why not go a bit over the top and decorate the room with Christmas lights, snowflakes, themed bedding and other paraphernalia? It’ll help get them in the spirit just that little bit more
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