Make guests feel at home
Try these thoughtful ways to welcome your visitors
Pull together a hamper of miniature seasonal scented toiletries and leave it on the bed for them to discover when they arrive
add an aroma
Fill bedrooms and bathrooms with a festive aroma by lighting a candle with a Christmas scent, or with a vase of fragrant foliage such as eucalyptus
Help guests get cosy and comfortable by leaving them a stack of neatly folded towels, clean bathrobes and comfy slippers
Place a filled water carafe and a clock radio on bedside tables for a boutique hotel feel
Provide extra pillows and warm blankets beside the bed, so visitors who are more prone to feeling the cold can enjoy a cosy night’s sleep.
Last thing at night before your guests go to bed, make up hot-water bottles for each bed so they can slip between warmed-up sheets.
Use your headboard or space above the bed to add a string of light garlands or a cluster of festive decorations Emily double bedstead, £399, Furniture Village; similar paper decs from Paperchase.
Duvet set, £29.99; Scandi stocking, £9.99; lamp, £16.99; ceramic squirrel, £5.99, all TK Maxx
Shower curtain, £14.99; towels from £3.99 each; toothbrush holder, £6.99; soap dispenser, £12.99; bath mat, £6.99, all H&M