Getting the chance to welcome loved ones into your home is such a nice experience. It’s a chance to play host and create a memorable stay, so when it comes to kitting out the perfect guest room, there are a few things to be considered.
We explore some key tips to help you create a welcoming oasis for your future guests to enjoy.
A Comfy Bed
There’s nothing worse than being away from home and not being able to sleep comfortably through the night. When it comes to your guest room, it’s important to consider the quality of the bed you choose.
Even though it won’t be you sleeping in it, finding a high-quality mattress should be a priority, ensuring that every guest receives the best possible sleep when visiting you. Roll-up mattresses are a number one choice for many people fitting out a guest room, and offer a luxury, hassle-free option. Also, choosing a medium to firm mattress is often a good idea, so that it would suit different guests with different preferences to sleep on.
The bed frame you choose is also important. Obviously you want it to look great, but don’t disregard comfort too. Metal bed frames are beautiful and ornate but can often be squeaky and move around during the night. On the other hand, storage beds are often very useful in a guest bedroom with space for overnight belongings, without the need for an extra wardrobe.
If you have invested in a good quality bed frame and mattress, then it’s worth showing them off as much as you can. That’s why using top quality bed linen can help to make your bed look worthy of a five-star hotel.
Plain, white, cotton bed linen represents a luxury hotel experience, and helps to create a bed that your friends and family will be excited to get into. The only issue with white linen is that it doesn’t hide any creases or marks, so it must be properly laundered and ironed to look its best at all times.
If you are looking for bed linen that is a little easier to manage, then printed bed sheets might be better. Duvet covers with ditsy floral prints or patterns can make a bedroom feel very cosy and inviting, without the hassle of all the ironing. Just ensure to stay quite muted with the colours and tones of the fabric so it’s not too brash.
Lighting can make a lot of difference to the mood and feel of a room. Try to place the bed so that’s it facing a window to benefit from incoming natural light, but also consider how to shut out the light once it’s time to go to sleep. Blackout blinds or shutters are a great option to ensure your guests won’t get woken up at the crack of dawn when the sun rises.
Bedside table lamps or tall standard lamps create a nice evening ambiance but spotlights with a dimmer switch can also help to set a similar tone.
The Finishing Touches
Everyone loves the added extras when staying in a nice hotel, so try to think of touches that will make your visitors feel extra special. Fresh flowers, magazines, books, candles, and a rug near the bed will all add to the experience of your guest bedroom. You could also welcome them with a little tray or basket filled with a bottle of mineral water, your WiFi password, a fresh towel and a pair of slippers so that they feel particularly settled and at home as soon as they arrive.