With Christmas nearly here, the month of December is a busy time for us all at home from putting up those sparkling decorations, wrapping presents, ordering the turkey to cleaning the home from top to bottom. With all these activities going on, have you remembered to get your spare room ready to welcome your Christmas guests this year?

If not don’t worry--there is still plenty of time. Avoid the mad dash getting all your jobs done and read our tips on how to get your guest bedroom ready for the festive season and make your guests feel extra special this Christmas time without blowing your Christmas budget.


Ideas to get your Spare Room ready for Christmas Guests     


Idea 1: Declutter the guest room    

Is your spare room used as a storage space for all those summer clothes now packed away ready for next year, or unwanted items you just don’t know what to do with? December is a great time for decluttering and sorting out any items you no longer need, or you don’t want your guests to see.  Why not donate any unwanted clothing and items to your local charity shop or the Salvation Army


Idea 2: Deep clean carpets

Deep clean your guest bedroom carpet and remove any stains or dirt to get your carpet looking as good as new again. Use a carpet cleaner  for a more professional finish, to get your carpets clean and ready for your guest to arrive in style. For additional comfort why not add a fluffy rug too, ready for your guests to put their Christmas slippers on.

To help you with your carpet cleaning please Click Here to watch our how to use carpet cleaner safely and correctly video.


Idea 3: Stay connected

Staying in touch with family and friends at Christmas time is important. If you have broadband at home your guests will need your Wi-Fi code.  Why not write the code in a welcome Christmas Card for that special welcoming touch upon their arrival, be the hostess with the mostest!


Idea 4: Refresh bedroom walls

Refresh your guest bedroom walls with a fresh colour of paint or combine two different colours to match your Christmas décor theme. Use a paint sprayer to save you time and provide you with a smooth and even finish, leaving you more time to bake those Christmas cookies and get those party outfits ready. Create something your guests will love this Christmas, time to choose your paint colour.

For extra help please Click Here to watch our how to use a paint sprayer video: 


Idea 5: Twinkle with fairy lights

Adding some fairy lights to your guest bedroom will create a subtle glowing effect. There are plenty to choose from for that perfect Christmas glow from multi colour lights, star shaped lights to cool white lights with timers and different settings from flash and waves to add that extra magical Christmas sparkle for your guests to enjoy.


Idea 6: New wallpaper design

If your spare room has wallpaper is it in need of a bit of an update? Save time and remove old wallpaper with a wallpaper stripper, then replace with a fabulous new wallpaper design to wow your guests this Christmas.

If you have never used a wallpaper stripper before please Click Here to watch our how to use a wallpaper stripper video.


Idea 7: Christmas Eve Box

Create a Christmas Eve Box and fill it up with some festive goodies for your guests to enjoy from home-made cookies, cupcakes, fluffy pyjamas, socks, hot chocolate and marshmallows. Or why not include some of their favourite toiletries to make them feel right at home this Christmas time.


Idea 8: Keep guests warm

Keeping your guests warm and heating up your home at Christmas using smaller heating solutions can be more cost-efficient than turning on your central heating all the time.  There are lots of different heating options available to keep your guests warm this Christmas time.  Why not have a drink of hot chocolate in Christmas mugs waiting for your guests in their room upon their arrival to warm them up.


Idea 9: Add festive furnishings

Give your spare room a Christmas makeover by simply adding some festive furnishings, choose from Christmas themed bedding, scatter cushions and soft fluffy throws to make your room even cosier for guests especially during those cold winter nights. Don’t forget to hang up a Christmas stocking for your guest a personalised stocking would be a lovely idea ready for a visit from Santa.


Idea 10: Refresh wooden floors

If your spare room has wooden floors are, they in need of a little TLC are they looking a bit worn? Christmas is a great time to restore them, using a floor sander and floor edge sander will help you achieve a professional finish at home.  Don’t worry if you have never used a floor sander before please Click Here to watch our how to use a floor sander video for expert tips.


Speedy Tip: Keep materials and sharp tools out of children’s / animals reach, wear correct safety PPE equipment and remember to always check the operators and safety guidance before using any hire equipment.


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