Your Guest Room Deserves A 5 Star Rating

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You’ve got guests arriving for the holidays or you’re renting out your home this holiday season, but how do make your visitors feel right at home? They are, afterall, here to relax, unwind and recharge. Ensure they get the R&R they came for with our easy guide to making their home-away-from-home experience the best they’ve ever had.

A hotel-worthy sleep experience.

Comfort is subjective, the best compromise is somewhere in between everyone’s preference. Ideally your guests want the same comfort they enjoy at home.

Give your guests options – from a choice of firm or soft pillows to being able to decide on a Winter or a Summer weight duvet, they’ll be so happy you gave them the ability to personalise their experience. If you are hiring out your home, a pillow menu is a great touch – you can explain which pillow suits what kind of sleeper and display on a bedside table.

Have spares easily accessible – there is nothing quite like being able to reach for an extra blanket when it’s a chilly night. Perhaps add in a reading pillow for good measure.

Add a personal touch – the feeling of comfort is in the careful details like having a hot water bottle at the ready, a book selection available in case they forgot theirs, and some bed-friendly snacks.

Create the optimal microclimate for sleep – Add a fan or heaterasa nice little touch to allow people to adjust the feel of the room to a temperature they find most comfortable.

Prettify with seasonal blooms. Freshly cut flowers signify crisp, clean spaces. And you want tour guest to feel like they are stepping into a haven especially prepared for just them.

Make it smell the crisp clean space that it is – using the relaxing aromas of an electric diffuser or scented sachet. A quick spray of the covers with linen spray or adding an air purifier can also keep the room feeling fresh.

Comfort without compromising support – Opt for a firmer mattress and add a topper like a featherbed if your guests prefer something more firm, you can always remove the topper before they arrive.

Wish list for curating your spare room space.

Kitting out your guest room for the first time, or just needing a to give it luxury makeover? Here’s our recommended shopping list:

  • Mattress and pillow protectors to preserve the duvet and pillows and increase their lifespan.

Shop Mattress & Pillow Protectors.

  • Keep 3 sets of linen per bedroom – One on the bed, one in the cupboard and one in the wash – Choose Egyptian Cotton if your budget allows – the fibres are stronger and more resilient to frequent use and washing.

Shop Egyptian Cotton Linen.

  • Darker colour towels – charcoal is great, easy to keep clean. Choose snag resistant weaves since they’ll need to be put through the wash more often.

Shop Towels.

Our Sleep Experts say “Invest in the best linen you can afford. Better quality linen feels better, lasts longer and often looks more luxe too.”

We have the most extensive range of bedding and accessories to make sure your guest room gets the accolades it deserves. Shop our entire bedroom offering here.

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