How to update your guest room for Christmas 

Hosting over the holidays? It might be time to give your guest bedroom a little update. From winter warms to festive decoration, it's all about creating a cosy space for your guests to retreat to, after the hustle and bustle of festivities. Read on for our tips to make your spare bedroom feel like a home away from home. Warning: your guests might not ever want to leave. 

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The basics

  • The best guest bedrooms master the basics. It goes without saying that crisp sheets are a must, consider bed linen in all-white or soft neutrals – these are incredibly easy to mix and match and will feel effortlessly stylish all year round. 

  • We’ve all got our pillow preferences, so it’s probably best to make the bed with a higher and lower pillow on each side, so guests can use the one they like. Take note of any allergies too as people might be sensitive to feather and down options.

  • Come frosty nights, your guests will appreciate a pile of cosy throws at arm’s reach. You never know what temperature they're used to at home. For the ultimate hygge vibes, pop a few comfy cushions on top of the bed too. 

  • Towels are easily overlooked but should be at the top of your guest room prep list. Leave them in a visible place to avoid guests rummaging through your things when they’re rushing to jump into the shower. A large and small fluffy option stacked at the end of a bed is a hotel-worthy finishing touch.

  • If your guests are staying for multiple nights, consider clearing out some space in your wardrobe. No one likes living out of a suitcase and they’ll appreciate the chance to unpack and hang their clothes. Plus, silky party dresses and the like can crease easily and the more ironing we can all avoid, the better. 


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The extra mile

  • Once you’ve ticked off the practical bits, it's time to add a little something extra. Creating the right mood is key to making your guests feel welcome, and a good home fragrance is essential, transforming the bedroom into a calming sanctuary. A diffuser will add a touch of luxury to your space. We recommend the Neom Wellbeing Pod Luxe, which features a range of natural fragrances, which can help achieve better sleep, and less stress - exactly what you want over the holidays. 
  • Want to make the space feel a little more festive? Look for seasonal scents such as cinnamon, orange blossom and vanilla. Try arranging candle lanterns, sparkly star decorations and mistletoe stems for a high-impact festive display.
  • The little things are often the most thoughtful. A pair of new slippers left by the side of the bed makes a welcome early Christmas present and will help guests feel right at home when everyone else is in their lounging gear. Why not go the extra mile and include a box of delicious truffles to make your guests feel truly pampered. 

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