Many of us have friends and family staying over the Christmas period. We share 5 ways that you can transform your guest space into something welcoming, comforting and delightful to ensure a happy and harmonious time for all.

1. Comfortable bedding


We love the value range bedding sets from Marks & Spencers though as expected with M&S the only value is in the price. Not only is it a comfortable and soft cotton and polyester blend but its stylish neutral tones brighten any room whilst simultaneously making it a relaxing environment. It’s easy to wash and can be tumble dried. It also wears extremely well; even after 20 washes mine is still in the same good condition it was when I first bought it.

 2. The little touches


Consider the little things they may forget; a pack of disposable toothbrushes, mouthwash, shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, cotton pads and buds etc. Use glass jars and ceramic trays for a beautiful finish. You may even want to consider getting a hairdryer dedicated to guests.

3. Fresh towels

Don’t forget to leave out a fresh bundle of towels. Include a face cloth if you have one, a hand towel, a bath towel and sheet per guest if possible.A robe and slippers would be a much welcomed touch too for lazy mornings. Make sure there is somewhere for these to hang.

4. It is all in the detail

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Make sure there is a bin, a nice picture, a lamp and a good blind or set of curtains in the room to ensure a most contented environment. It’s also worth clearing a space or drawer so they can store some of things away whilst staying with you.

If you’ve got guests staying for quite a few days, a TV in the room would be beneficial too; this will ensure everyone has a dedicated space they can retreat to within the home.

We’d also recommend giving the mattress a turn or flip and the bed a steam clean if it’s not been used for some time just to freshen it all up.

It is also worth making sure the temperature of the room can be adjusted; whether it is manually control the radiator or there is a key to open the window if they need to.

5. Special requirements

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Before their arrival check with them to see if they’ve any particular preferences on what they like to eat or drink and stock up a few of their favourite things for the occasion.

Place a couple of glasses in their room with a bottle of water for the night with some stylish coasters to make it even more comfortable.

Do you have any other suggestions for hosting guests?

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