Now that Halloween and Bonfire Night celebrations have drawn to a close, the seven-week countdown to Christmas has begun – and with it a tangible air of festive anticipation. And if you’re expecting guests, let the final part of our guide to preparing your home be your route to a successful festive season.
There’s something quite magical about having loved ones stay over at Christmas. What better way to ensure their stay – whether it’s overnight or through to New Year – runs as smoothly as possible than by planning sleeping arrangements early.
If you have a spare room, a standalone guest bed will tick all the right boxes for your visitor. Not only will they enjoy the privacy of their own space, but also the benefits of a comfy bed. Dial up the cosiness factor with our George Guest Bed which features two comfortable – and stackable – mattresses. And it scores highly on the style stakes too, with a beautiful oak clear lacquer finish.
If you have more than one guest or if space is at a premium, our Jay-Be Memory Foam Folding Bed is a great starting point. Designed to unfold effortlessly when needed – using automatic folding legs – the bed can be ready for guests in seconds. Meanwhile, a memory foam mattress replicates a level of comfort normally associated with standalone beds. The easiest way to make your guests feel at home is with stylish bedding from our sizeable collection: your guests will wish they could stay longer.
For those scenarios where a separate bed is just not practical, a sofa bed will be your Christmas saviour. The Azure is beautifully crafted from traditional hardwood, with its elegant lines and pull-out sofa bed proving that you can have both form and function. Make the most of its versatility by entertaining guests in the living room, before making the effortless day-to-evening transition.
Seek guest-stay perfection with the Lausanne Chest of Drawers. Exquisitely crafted with an elegant bowed front and legs, together with antique-silver finish handles, the generous proportions will provide ample space so guests can unpack and relax. Stylishly hued in the soft tone of urban grey – a colour of the moment – the Lausanne will also turn heads.
Essentials for the perfect stay
As any seasoned host will know, the finishing touches make all the difference. Invest in matching towels to lend a touch of luxury to your bathroom. The Belgravia, crafted from 100% combed cotton pile, is sumptuously soft and brimming with snug appeal. Freshly laundered, try stacking them in piles or rolling them into a basket for that boutique hotel vibe. And to make guests feel really at home, greet them with a thick towelling gown so they can feel comfortable at both bedtime and over breakfast.
For the morning after the night before, a coffee machine is a must. The Bugatti Coffee Machine is in a league of its own, with a directional chrome design that houses an integrated water tank and steam function. Pamper your guests with a choice of both coffee pods and loose coffee settings – but just be sure to drink your espressos in good time.
Remember, before decorations, gifts and loved ones arrive, getting the house Christmas-ready will lay the foundations for a stay your guests will remember. Meanwhile, find more inspiration at our Christmas Shop and remember to tag us in your own preparations @FishpoolsUK.