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Come & Stay: Get Your Guest Bedroom Sleepover Ready

Whether it’s a sofa or a suite: here’s how to curate a guest bedroom they’ll never want to leave. Be our guest.
By: Charlotte Pavitt

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Come & Stay: Get Your Guest Bedroom Sleepover Ready

Come & Stay: Get Your Guest Bedroom Sleepover Ready

Whether it’s a sofa or a suite: here’s how to curate a guest bedroom they’ll never want to leave. Be our guest.

By: Charlotte Pavitt

Hosting overnight guests is the finish line to any at-home event, and the key to getting it just right is to invoke a feeling of a home-away-from-home with some savvy bedroom ideas. The main ingredients for a successful sleepover (be that planned or spontaneous) lie in the necessities of your own bedroom. Think comfort, functionality and little luxuries - working to ensure that not only the bed is comfy, but that the entire room is sleep-inducing. Here’s how:

Predict Their Needs

Thinking ahead is a characteristic shared by all good hosts, anticipating guests’ middle-of-the-night needs such as a carafe of water on the nightstand or ear plugs to block out the neighbour’s dog. Or perhaps helping to fend off insomnia with a stack of personally selected books and a diffuser filled with sleep-ready scents. Spending a night in your own spare room will allow you, The Host, to confidently say the space is serene enough while uncovering any overlooked details like blackout blinds or the need for dimmable lamps for late-night reading.

Don’t Overlook the Little Details

It’s the little things that help you to really feel at home. Consider providing fluffy slippers at the foot of the bed, a Liberty robe to slip on for bathroom visits or a silk eye mask left on the pillow. Miniature chocolates = essential. Give the gift of organised harmony by ensuring there’s plenty of hanging space and somewhere to stash luggage, and, if your space allows - create a getting-ready nook complete with vanity mirror.

Dress the Bed

Of course, the bed is central to any sleeping experience, and while decadent sheets are not decisive to a good night's sleep; they can certainly help. Injecting some Liberty print magic into the spare room will ensure a memorable stay. Select from one of our three bedding families - Town House, Country House and Arts Club - to suit any aesthetic from English cottage to art nouveau, and mix-and-match with wild abandon. To accessorise, consider style and practicality. Not everyone likes to sleep at the same temperature so providing a basket of extra blankets and throw cushions allows guests to tailor their sleeping environment to their own taste.

Amp Up the Opulence

If you find your guest space is feeling a little austere, cocoon your guests in wall-to-ceiling wallpaper that will transport them to a cosy, boutique weekend away. There’s just one rule: be sure to get the guestbook review pre-wine course. Further enhance the indulgence by providing a welcome kit filled with mini toiletries laid upon plush towels, or a hamper of snacks for when the late-night-munchies come to stay. Bienvenue!

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