Make guests feel at home

Try these thought­ful ways to wel­come your visitors

Style at Home (UK) - - Style Made Simple -

room Ser­vice

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

cre­ate com­fort

Help guests get cosy and com­fort­able by leav­ing them a stack of neatly folded tow­els, clean bathrobes and comfy slip­pers

be prac­ti­cal

Place a filled wa­ter carafe and a clock ra­dio on bed­side ta­bles for a bou­tique ho­tel feel

layer up

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.

toasty treat

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

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