With the festive season set to be upon soon, they’ll be plenty of get togethers to look forward to with family and friends. Visitors that travel far and wide may be staying for a few nights to enjoy the celebrations. Now is the ideal time to prepare for any house guests that may be staying over the festive period, think about what they’ll need and where they’ll stay and what things you’ll need to have so that your home is guest ready come December.
Before your guests arrive, you’ll need to consider where they are going to stay. If you don’t have a dedicated guest room, then you may have to be a bit more creative with the space you have got. A sofa bed in the living room is a great option or perhaps you’ll need to make a space in the study. Ideally a room that’s not open plan is a must so that your guests have some privacy. The Una sofa bed from Laura James comes in a variety of shades including the stylish and luxurious oatmeal hue new for AW23. The subtle neutral colour means this design will stand the test of time and is ideal for a chic colour scheme of Scandi neutrals and monochrome details. This double sofa bed is complete with comfy cushions and features a compact design making it suitable for most living rooms. With the Una design you can transform your sofa into a double bed within minutes.
If you have a guest staying in a box room or study, then the Una single sofa bed is ideal for smaller rooms. Also available in this season’s gorgeous oatmeal this stylish chair can transform into a single bed with ease. When not in use it makes a stylish accent chair for the home office.
If you have a dedicated guest room then now is the perfect time to start getting prepared, Christmas may seem a while away, but it always comes around quicker than you think. The guest bedroom or spare bedroom often becomes a place to put those things that need organizing until a later date, clean washing, old toys, or exercise equipment. Start the declutter process now to keep your guest room tidy and minimal. Keep your décor stylish yet functional with storage furniture such as a bookcase or sideboard to store items away. For a stylish touch add a few carefully placed decorative pieces and a room diffuser with a refreshing scent to welcome guests. If you have a guest room then you’ll probably already have a bed in there, refresh the room with new bedding and if possible free up some space in a drawer or wardrobe for your guests to use for their belongings.
Relish the idea of playing the host and create a relaxed space for your guests. A few nice little touches will go a long way and have your visitors feeling relaxed and at home. Be sure to have fresh towels at the ready, and a couple of perfectly styled cushions or throws on the bed or sofa bed will add a thoughtful touch. Place a vase of fresh flowers in their room or dot a few house plants around for a stylish look. A gorgeous smelling candle in the hallway will invite your guests into a warm and welcoming festive atmosphere.
Create the perfect space for guests with Laura James home.