Guest bedroom retreat

Discover our tips to help turn your spare room into a beautiful and restful retreat for your family and friends. Here are a few ideas to help transform your room into a comfortable and welcoming space.

Tip 1

Create space

Start off by thoroughly cleaning your spare room and remove any excess clutter. Don’t forget to look to clear some space in the wardrobe, so your guests can hang clothes. You could look to add one or two hooks to the back of the door, to help hold coats or handbags. It is handy to have somewhere for guests to place their suitcase or overnight bags. You can use a fold-up luggage rack, otherwise look to add a side table or small bench.

Tip 2

Provide a restful sleep

If the bed in your spare room is more than 8-10 year old, it is time to think about replacing it with a new bed, to ensure it provides the comfort and support your guests need. If you’re looking for a new mattress, but don’t know where to begin, you can try our bed selector to help with recommendations.

Be sure to layer the bed in your spare room with crisp, cotton sheets, quality pillows and a cosy duvet to ensure your guest’s comfort. Place some extra blankets in a basket, just in case your guests need extra warmth at night.

Tip 3

Add a cosy chair

If your spare room has enough space, look to add a cosy armchair and small table – this is a great area for guests to check e-mails or read. Don’t forget a selection of magazines or books, so your guests can enjoy some downtime.

Tip 4

Practical items

There are a few practical items to consider, to add that convenience factor, such as:

  • Bath towels
  • Bedside clock
  • Table lamp
  • Paper, journal, pens
  • Mirror
  • Ceramic dish for jewellery
  • Wi-Fi password
Tip 5

Finishing touches

Finally, think about adding a few extra details, to show your guests how welcome they are. This might be a gorgeous comfy throw, or a snug fluffy robe.

For that final touch, look to add a scented candle, fragrance diffuser, or fresh flowers, to help create that special guest room feel.

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