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.


Sleep envy


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.

George Guest Bed Room Set High_Res

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.

Jay Be folding bed

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.  

Azure Landscape High_Res

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.

Lausanne urban grey 2+2

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

Belgravia Towels

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.

Bugatti Chrome Coffee Maker

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.