How To Create The Perfect Bedroom For Winter Guests
The bedroom is the place to dream, to relax and refresh. When it comes to creating your perfect bedroom space for the guests coming in winters there are things to consider:
Zigzag wallpaper and red-painted walls may look impressive in a magazine but they’re unlikely to aid restful sleep. A color scheme of soft neutrals will enhance the sense of calm in your bedroom. If you’re pottering around in your room before bedtime, create a warm, gentle glow that will help you wind down and prepare the body for deep relaxation. A simple string of fairy lights tucked behind the curtain rail is an inexpensive way to provide just enough light – and look oh-so-pretty in the process.
The bed is the most important thing in the room, because everybody wants a good night’s rest. While the bed may be the focal point of the room, it's the mattress that's going to provide the support you need for a refreshing night’s sleep. Unless you’re in a monastery, stepping onto bare floors from your bed is cold and unwelcoming. So place a rug under the bed. When your guest wakes up and puts their feet on the ground in the morning, it provides comfort. A bedside table is necessary, with a glass on top and for a decorative touch, it’s nice to have a vase with flowers. It can be simple and small, even just a single stem, to serve as a reminder of nature. To create a warm, relaxed vibe, proper lighting is key. You’ll ideally have windows that provide good natural light during the day, but also a very soft indirect ceiling light that’s warm and brassy. Then, lamps on the bedside tables are essential for reading and convenience as you climb into bed and you needn’t wait until a guest’s arrival to turn them on. If they’re arriving at night, don’t let them walk into a dark bedroom. While window coverings that offer more decorative appeal than light control are fine in some rooms of a home, that’s not the case in a guest room. You really should provide blinds or curtains that allow your guest to black out the room, because some people can’t sleep if there’s too much light.
Not all of a guest’s time will be spent sleeping. If you have the space, you should put a lounge chair in the room as a place for people to flop down and catch their breath. Place it next to the window so they can sit and look out. Then put a small table next to it as a perch for their coffee, book, or laptop. Depending on the size of your bedroom, consider adding a plump, oversized armchair to your scheme, or even a beanbag if you’re short of space. Then curl up with your favorite magazine, or a good book, for some quality me-time. Tripping over clothes and treading on your hairbrush isn’t the most relaxing way to begin bedtime. Eliminating clutter helps reduce stress, and you’ll be able to find your belongings more quickly. Use rustic crates or pretty boxes to stack away larger items, and organize drawers using dividers. Avoid artificial scents, such as air fresheners, and replace with essential oils and a diffuser. Soothing lavender oil is thought to help you fall asleep faster and more deeply, while chamomile is known to ease tension. As well as looking lovely, keeping a small plant on your dressing table will do wonders for the atmosphere in your bedroom. Plants release oxygen and water, which purify the air, and also increases humidity to help you breathe more easily.