Finally, the holidays are upon us! It’s that festive time of year when we open our homes to friends and family to celebrate holiday traditions and enjoy some well-deserved down time. But before we can get to all the good things that the holiday season brings, many of us must take on the task of preparing our homes for holiday guests.
From buying holiday-scented candles and making sure all the towels are fresh to upgrading that hand-me-down mattress in your guest room, we all know the importance of making loved ones feel welcome and at home. Before your guests come knocking at the door, Mattress Firm wants to help you dodge the stress and jump straight to the holiday cheer with these tips to make your guest room the best it can be.
Making Your Guest Room Wow-Worthy
1. Make It Cozy
We don’t know about you, but when we think of guest rooms, we often think of a stuffy room with pilling sheets, outdated quilts and a creaky uncomfortable bed. There’s nothing better than staying in a guest room that far exceeds your comfort expectations.
Your guest bedroom should be on par with a great hotel. Provide soft bedding and pillows, spare blankets, quality bathroom amenities, a good television or Bluetooth speaker and maybe even some spare chargers. Essentially, make the room somewhat of an oasis with everything your guests would ever need.
If you want to go the extra mile, light some candles, leave out the latest magazines and even provide snacks, medicine and waters. Some guests are hesitant to ask for too much from the host; create a guest room where your visitors have everything they need and more so they don’t need to worry about bothering you — even though a good host should make it clear that guest’s needs are never a bother!
2. Make It Clean
This should be a given, but we’ll say it anyway: always make sure the guest room and bathroom are cleaned and stocked with fresh linens. Nothing will make your guests feel less welcome than being shoved into a seemingly unkempt room.
- Wash the bed sheets and make the bed the day before your guests arrive so they can feel and smell freshness. You can even spritz the sheets and bedding with linen spray to guarantee a refreshing smell.
- Stack up clean towels of all sizes in the bathroom so they are easily accessible and leave a little note where to find more, if necessary.
3. Make It Comfortable
Raise your hand if you’re guilty of shoving an old mattress in your guest room. We’re sure most of us are guilty of this one. Just like you want to sleep on a comfy bed, your loved ones don’t want to sleep on an expired mattress that sags in the middle.
If the mattress in your guest bedroom is eight years or older, it’s time for a new one. In addition to Mattress Firm’s Sleep-Giving Sale going on now, you can also check out our new Sleepy’s mattresses. These mattresses and products provide the best comfort and quality for your buck, allowing your guests to sleep soundly and your bank account to stay in the green.
Upgrade Your Guest Room This Season
If your mattress isn’t quite old enough to replace but you want to give your bed new life, invest in an adjustable base. An adjustable base is a great way to breathe new life into your guest room and upgrade all your visitor’s sleeping experience. Adjustable bases have the power to move your mattress into a variety of positions from reclining to inclining, which helps you get situated in the most comfortable sleep position for your body. Because of their adaptability, adjustable bases can be suitable for visitors young and old looking for comfortable rest while out of their usual routine.
Not sure if the benefits of an adjustable base are worth making the switch? During Mattress Firm’s Sleep-Giving Sale, you can get an adjustable base for FREE with select mattress purchases of only $500 or more through Nov. 27.
It doesn’t take too much to make your guests comfortable, but going above and beyond for them this holiday season will ensure they feel welcome and don’t dread their next stay. For more tips and tricks on getting your home prepped for the busy holiday season ahead, be sure to check back in here on Mattress Firm The Daily Doze and follow us on social media @MattressFirm.
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The Daily Dozers The Daily Dozers is a team of our finest Mattress Firm sleep happy experts, pooling their expertise to bring you all you need to know on sleep news of the day and the latest trends in sleep health. Sometimes our team of regular Daily Doze contributors (Craig, Ken and Sunni…not to name names) will throw a pillow or two when trying to decide who gets to write about which topic; and when that happens, we let our task force of daily dozin’ specialists play referee, pooling their knowledge on the topic. From super-sized snoring habits to the very real struggle of trying to become a morning person, there’s no topic too tired for The Daily Dozers. Best Night’s Sleep: There’s nothing that this dream team loves more than long walks on the beach to prepare for a peaceful slumber, a warm cup of lavender tea, an old Jane Austen novel and curling up in the comfort of their very own Mattress Firm beds.