Hosting friends and family over Christmas this year? If you have the time to do so, why not put some extra thought into making your guest room truly special. Show your guests you care and add an extra sprinkle of Christmas magic to your home by adding thoughtful, festive touches to make loved ones feel perfectly at home.
Make sure your guests have everything they need and provide a hotel-level welcome with a toiletries kit. For a sustainable upgrade, we love a bamboo toothbrush
in a stylish toothbrush holder
and paper-wrapped soap
in gorgeous scents such as this Kew Gardens range.
Keep guest rooms neat and tidy by ensuring guests have suitable storage. While it’s not practical to remodel the entire room for Christmas, adding easy DIY solutions like extra hooks
on the back of doors, and peg rails
on the wall will allow guests to hang bags and scarves out of the way and keep beds clear for holiday naps. If you’re looking for something more basic, you can never go wrong with a stylish luggage rack
to keep suitcases from overspilling.
We love adding hanging baskets
to hooks to maximise storage space – why not hide a little wrapped gift inside one for your guest to discover?
Give your guests the gift of privacy by adding a lock
to the door – a barrel bolt is a great option as these are really easy to fit. On the other hand, keeping a weighty door stop
in the room will allow guests to hold doors open when they’re ready to socialise.
Ensure guests arrive to a warm welcome (and a warm guest room!) by adding cosy blankets
. Extra cushions are a welcome addition to make beds look more inviting, and for an extra treat why not include a set of cosy pyjamas for your guest?
There are plenty of easy, inexpensive ways to add festive cheer to your guest room: brighten up walls by hanging a Christmas wrap with a poster hanger, and bring the outdoors in with sprigs of foraged foliage and a handmade wreath (read our guide here).
Create cosy evening light by setting bedside tales with a scented candle and a box of festive matches.