Ideas For Making The Guest Bedroom Festive For The Holidays
While you're shopping for kids toys to put under the tree and in stockings, your holiday guests are packing their suitcases, loading up their cars and heading to your house for the holidays! Of course you want to drape your house with little hints of holly and scents of the season, but the one room that remains untouched for most of the year is the guest room. Give your guests a spirited welcome by dressing up the spare bedroom for their stay. Here are 5 ideas for making the guest room festive for the holidays.
Guest Room Radiance
Lighting a guest room can be subtle or dramatic, but it should to be festive. Dangle a few string lights from the corners of the ceiling or around the door frame to add low light to the room -- string lights are so soothing and holiday-appropriate, your guests may not even turn on the main light. If you don't feel like pulling out the ladder, you can always give the room a glow with a few holiday-scented candles scattered in different corners or on the window sills. If safety is a concern, use LED candles to light up the night. For a little extra Christmas character, make a ring of winterberries for the base of the candles.
Banners, flags and festoons aren't just for the dining room. Add a few words for the season at the foot of the bed, above the headboard or over the windows. Joy, Noel, Peace -- sometimes reading the word is enough to get guests in the mood for the merriest merry time of year. Buy bunting or make them yourself. Snowflakes and stars are quite charming and easy enough to craft and write words on, or make it more elaborate by making Santa's sleigh with reindeer to spell out your greeting.
The Christmas tree is in the parlor, but your evergreen doesn't have to end there! Use a few branches to dress up the window sills. Give the nightstand or bureau a boost with the natural beauty and scent of pine pieces or a tiny Christmas tree. If you don't have pets, a poinsettia is an easy decor solution. The inexpensive plants will add a hint of holiday color and also act as a natural air filter for the room.
If you can't bring yourself to toss your cards from holidays past, work them into your guestroom decor. It takes little effort to string them up like bunting or us them to frame mirrors, doors and windows. If you have enough Christmas cards, you could even make a collage to create temporary wallpaper for a blank wall. If you have an excess of ornaments or Christmas tree toppers, combine them in a bowl or create a scene on an extra table or dresser for a little extra holiday shine.
The easiest way to get your guests in the mood for holiday celebration is by outfitting the bed with Christmas linens. Sheets sprinkled with snowflakes or a comforter decorated with dancing snowmen makes any guest smile with the season and provides a cozy night's sleep. If you really want to make them feel extra warm, provide a set of holiday pajamas or a fluffy robe. It's not necessary, but is certainly a nice touch your guests will remember.
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