How to turn your guest bedroom into a luxury suite

A good hosts wants the very best for their guests and that means an unforgettable nights of luxury, comfort and of course, a good night’s sleep. Indulge your guests this holiday, letting them know that they are welcome, and they may never want to leave!

A quality mattress topped with a lovely featherbed is both comfortable and luxurious. Beautifully ironed sheets and pillowcases made from 100% cotton is absolutely essential. It’s best to have a variety of good quality down pillows in both soft and firm weight on hand, so that your guests can choose one that is best suited to them. It’s also wise to store a few alternatives, that aren’t made from down or feathers, so guests with allergies can also feel at home.

Summer calls for light weight cotton covers with duvets at the end of the bed, just in case it gets cold. However, in winter be sure to make the bed up with a duvet and extra quilt in case your guests require more warmth.

Bed-side lamps should always be present, not only for reading but so that your guests can easily find the light switch in a room they’re no familiar with.

Guests need space to hang their clothes so they can keep the space tidy. Ensure that the closet is not cluttered with things you no longer use or have space for in your own bedroom. Leave sturdy hangers in the closet, discarding the unsightly ones.

Use neutral room fragrances to keep the room smelling fresh and inviting. Scented candles, diffusers and room sprays also pose as a lovely touch. No bedroom is complete without some flowers -whether its a magnificent bought bunch or a bunch of herbs or single flowers from your own garden. Flowers are a sign that you have taken trouble to make your guest feel completely welcome. Still, be aware to not use flowers next to the bed that are too strongly scented. Desks within the bedroom can double up as a dressing table, if you’ve got space. Simply place a mirror above the desk to create a perfect spot for doing make-up or blow-drying hair. Thoughtful hosts will keep a few pens and pencils in the drawer, as well as a good hair-dyer with high voltage. Remember to leave a few other helpful items in the drawer too, such as a flashlight, anti-mosquito spray and a multi-functional plug for practicality. Top things off with a few books, a collection of magazines and some brochures with maps and information about the attractions in your city or neighbourhood. A mini bar fridge is not always a feasible option, but a decorative tray with fresh glasses and water will prevent your guests from needing to head to the kitchen everytime they feel thirst. Especially, at night time. Leave your guests something to nibble on if they get peckish such as cookies or chocolates. These are best displayed in a stunning glass jar, next to a bowl with fresh fruit that is easy to peel and cut.

ESSENTIALS IN THE BATHROOM:

Two comfortable Gowns in a small and large size. Freshly laundered towels and face-cloths. New soap each time you have a new guest. A magnifying mirror for applying make-up. Two pretty drinking glasses next to the basin. Small jars with cotton-wool, ear-buds, relaxing bath-salts A collection of toiletries that they might have forgotten in a small container -toothpaste, tooth brush, mouth wash, floss, nail brush, shampoo, conditioner, lip-ice, tampons, mild pain-killer, disposable razors, plasters, nail file, nail polish remover, hair clip and hair elastics.

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