The guest bedroom is so often neglected as our thoughts are usually taken up with how to decorate the rest of the home first. It can act as a dumping ground for things we don't need to access often, as we prioritise keeping our own bedrooms nice and tidy. But with Easter just around the corner, your thoughts may have turned to the guest bedroom, especially if you're planning on having guests staying with you. With some simple accessories, a reshuffle of furniture, and a few thoughtful touches, guest bedrooms can become a welcome haven at any time of year.

Create a tranquil space

A great starting point is to examine the space and de-clutter if your guest bedroom is currently used for extra storage space. A good option would be to provide a wardrobe, dresser or a pair of bedside tables to offer your guests somewhere to unpack and unwind, rather than living out of a suitcase. The additional furniture will also come in handy throughout the year, freeing up space in your own wardrobe.

A comfortable bed is essential to ensure your guests get a good night's sleep. Choose a simple divan (one with drawers will provide extra storage for you too), or go for a traditional bed frame to provide the feeling of more space. If a new bed is not on the cards, then a good, supportive mattress will make all the difference. Crisp white cotton bedlinen in a high thread count (we recommend 200tc+ for ultimate comfort) will provide that hotel-luxe feel.

Layer the bed with comfy and cosy accessories to provide a home-from-home feeling after a full day's activities. Soft blankets offer a warm embrace, while a few decorative scatter cushions provide additional support for nighttime reading.

Bedside essentials

If you haven't got room for a matching pair of bedside tables, then a good option would be a small chest of drawers for the side of the bed. Add a bowl or tray filled with nighttime essentials such as hand cream, an eye mask and a few books or magazines. These little thoughtful extras will help to create a restful and inviting space for your guests to relax.

A bedside table lamp with a soft warm-yellow bulb will help to promote a good night's sleep. Choose a soft linen or natural fabric lampshade to help diffuse the glow.

There's nothing better than setting your feet down onto a warm, thick pile rug when you hop out of bed in a morning. If you've room, position one under the bed to create that cosy feeling underfoot, or opt for a smaller one at the end of the bed to invite a homely feel.

Finishing touches

A hint of decoration will go a long way to ensuring a memorable stay for your guests. Hurricane lanterns or tealight holders with simple white candles will fill your guest bedroom with a warm, ambient glow and provide just the right amount of cosy atmosphere to make your guests feel relaxed.

A vase of flowers when you walk in to a room, is the final touch that lets your guests know you care. Choose a seasonal bunch of tulips or a blossom arrangement for a spring-like feel, and try adding some fresh foliage from the garden to provide that much-loved natural floral scent.

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