How to prepare your guest room for Christmas

The bedroom is a place of sanctuary, where you can get some peace and enjoy some time without the kids. Most of the time, at least. It should be somewhere you love to be so you can relax and enjoy your surroundings. Everyone has a different personality and has different ideas about what a bedroom should look like. For some, though, a bedroom needs to be as sumptuous as possible. If you are having guests this Christmas here are few things you can do to make them feel surrounded by luxury.

Include Comfortable Seating

Bedrooms might mostly be for sleeping (and other nighttime activities), but you use them for other things too. You can also spend time getting ready to leave the house, or lounge on the bed reading a book if you’re lucky enough to find the time. Although the bed is the main feature of the room, adding some seating can be a great choice if you’re looking for a more sumptuous feel. Try looking at some rooms and suites in luxury hotels for inspiration on this front. 

Layer Your Bedding

Creating a sumptuous bed can take some work, but it’s worth it because the bed tends to be the focal point of the room. One way to get the look you want with the bed is to layer it with different types of bedding. You can use sheets, blankets, duvets, quilts, and bed runners to layer up the fabrics, colours, and patterns you want to use. Of course, this will often work best during the cooler months. But even in the summer, you can still create a layered look with lighter bedding that will allow you to stay cool.

Use Cushions and Throws

When you’re layering up the bed, don’t forget about using pillows and throws to add some extra layers. They can really lend a luxury touch to the bed and help you add an extra dimension. If the bed looks a little flat, a few throw pillows will immediately perk it up. You can play with different fabrics to add textures and colours. Throws can come in lots of different styles, from faux fur to chunky knits, and they can transform a bed by being artfully draped across it. They’re not just decorative items, either. A throw will keep you warm on cold nights.

Go for a Dramatic Canopy Bed

If even an upholstered headboard or bed doesn’t work for you, you might want to take the bed to the next level. A four-poster or canopy bed is a fantastic choice if you want to add some drama to the guest bedroom. These beds can put you in mind of royalty and sprawling mansions, but you can update them a little for the present day. They can also be more affordable than you might think. You can choose to have a bed with four exposed posts, which draw the eyes upwards. Or you could go for a full canopy bed with a frame and curtains. It’s an excellent way to add a luxury look to any bedroom. However, they can be quite big, so make sure you have enough space.  Check out Room to Sleep’s luxury beds collection for some inspiration.

Choose Curtains Over Blinds

The key to a sumptuous guest bedroom is using lots of fabrics and textiles. So it makes sense to go for curtains instead of blinds when you’re deciding how to dress the windows. They can give you the luxury look you want, and you have a lot of flexibility when it comes to design and how you hang them. You can consider different lengths, thicknesses, fabrics, and colours and patterns. You don’t have to choose heavy curtains if you want to, although they can have great insulating properties. You could consider having lighter curtains for during the summer if you find thicker ones are too much.

Pick Warm Colours

Thinking about which colours to include is an important part of designing a sumptuous bedroom. It can work well with some neutral colours, but you should try to choose warmer hues over cooler ones. For example, if you want to use grey, a slightly dark grey can give a warmer feel than a light one. You might want to use something with a bit of luxury feel, like gold or deep reds, purples, and blues. Be careful with your use of colour, though, as you might not want to make the room too dark.

Creating a sumptuous new bedroom will give your guest that relaxing space but also can create the perfect retreat in your own home if you need it to. 

This post is a collaboration.

Chelle

Manic Mama of 3, wife of shouty singer Gav, blog writer, stationery obsessive, bed jumper, Brighton based social media consultant and semi-pro juggler of it all!

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