Create a home away from home for your guests this festive season.
It’s that time of the year when we turn hostess with the mostess and no doubt at some point you will be welcoming guests into your home. We’re sharing our top tips with you to create the most cosiest of guest rooms. Whether you need to completely overhaul a room or just add some finishing touches follow our tips and your guest won’t want to leave.
#1 - Lighting
Lighting in any room is so important for creating the right mood. To create a cosy atmosphere have your main lights on dimmers and turn them down or off. Use table and floor lamps at different heights. Each room should have about 3-4 different lighting sources. Use accent lighting to highlight certain areas or art. Add some festive fairy lights around the bed frame or add them to a glass jar. Another trick is to use fairy lights under the bed to create a warm glow. So magical!
#2 - Plants
Plants are a must in any room or bedroom. They breathe life and energy into a room and not only that they also purify the air. Hanging a bunch of Eucalyptus on a wall is a great decorative touch and also looks great once they dry out. Rubber plants, fiddle leaf figs and monstera plants are some of our favourites at House Curious. It's also a lovely idea to have a vase of flowers on a bedside table or go one step further and place a small plant next to the bed with your guests name on a tag as a thoughtful little gift.
#3 - Cosy Accessories
Layer up on tactile cosy accessories - blankets, throws and cushion are an easy way to update a room. Lambswool throw, velvet cushions and sheepskins are winter must-haves. Slippers by the bed is also a nice touch.
#4 - Statement Furniture
Bring in furniture that uses natural materials such as natural wood. Natural materials help ground a room and creates a sense of calm. When adding furniture think about how your guest might use it or how you want them to feel. They will need somewhere to store their clothes, a seating area with books creates a welcoming vibe. In our guest room I have a portable rail and I’ve added wooden furniture and wicker furniture that has been lovingly handmade.
#5 - Finishing Touches
Accessorise bedside tables with magazines, books, candles. A bottle of water with glasses by the bed is also a good idea, along with some painkillers for anyone that might be hungover. A calming pillow spray or rescue remedy night is also a nice touch.