Christmas. That one time of year where stress hits an all time high. Where we have to work out who in the family is hosting, what food you need to prepare and what presents you need to buy. If you have drawn the short straw of hosting (or you might enjoy it, who knows?), then you have got plenty to think about and consider.
Where are your guests going to sleep? What dietary needs does everyone have? Will the gift you have chosen be suitable? Is there a possibility of any unexpected guests? There is so much to do and so much that can happen.
With the possibility of guests coming to stay, we wanted to share with you how best to prepare your guest bedroom for Christmas. We hope these tips are helpful to you!
It seems obvious but so many people forget about this. If you have a guest bedroom, chances are you are using it as storage space. What you need to do is declutter the room, getting rid of anything you no longer need and storing things away in a safe and tidy manner that you wish to keep.
The last thing you want to do is have your loved ones staying in a jam packed, cluttered room – they won’t feel welcome and you will constantly be on edge.
Think About How Many People Are Staying
If you have a few family members staying, then you might need to make up a few guest beds. How much space do you have? If space is limited, then camp beds, sofas or blow up mattresses may have to be an option. It is important to consider the amount of people staying, their sleep needs and where you are going to put them. If you find that it is too much then it is best to know now, sooner rather than later.
What size beds do you have to offer? A divan bed may be great for guests due to the storage available – make sure it is empty for them! Christmas might see them bringing more stuff than they would usually bring if staying for just a few days.
You don’t just need to decorate the Christmas tree and the main living room when it comes to the festive season. If you have people coming to join you in the festivities then you might want to think about decorating the guest room to reflect this.
There is no need to go overboard – a simple few bits of festive decor dotted around the room should suffice but will make them feel incredibly welcome and happy to stay there.
If your family are completely Christmas mad, then you may want to go a bit crazier with the decor. However only you know your family so decorate it as little or as much as you see fit!
Consider Some Little Extras
A few little things added to the room can really make it seem like a home away from home. You want your family or friends to feel comfortable staying in your home which means it needs to give off a comfy and homely vibe.
A few extras around the room such as a scented candle or two, a blanket for them to throw on the bed if they get cold or even some miniature toiletries that they could use will all surely be appreciated.
Make It Relaxing For Them
I don’t know about you but I always struggle the first night away from home – a different bed, a different place, different smells. Try to make the room as relaxing as possible for them. We have already mentioned avoiding clutter but there are some other things you can do to make a room seem more calming and cosy.
If the colour scheme is too busy, maybe consider adding some softer touches throughout the room to stop it keeping them awake. You could even keep some lavender products in the room for them to use as they wish – we all know that lavender has properties that help to aid sleep!
These are just a few of our tips to help you with preparing your guest bedroom for Christmas. We hope these tips have proved helpful to you. Please let us know if you give any of them a go and whether they helped contribute towards a successful Christmas for you and your family.
Have you ever had the stress of preparing a room for loved ones to stay in at Christmas?