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House Beautiful (UK) - - STYLE INSPIRATION -

1 Good stor­age is es­sen­tial in a du­alpur­pose room. Pack away items from your home of­fice in a lid­ded trunk that can then dou­ble as a bed­side ta­ble when the room is be­ing used to sleep in.

2 If pos­si­ble, clear a bit of space in the wardrobe and leave a few empty hang­ers to make it easy for guests to hang up their clothes and keep the area neat and tidy. An empty drawer would be handy too.

3 Leave your home’s Wifi pass­word out on a card so ev­ery­one can eas­ily get con­nected with­out hav­ing to bother you when they ar­rive. This is es­pe­cially im­por­tant if you live in a phone sig­nal dead zone.

4 Keep any of the lovely mini bot­tles of shampoo, shower gel and mois­turiser you pick up at ho­tels or as sam­ples, and leave them out on a lit­tle tray with a note say­ing ‘help your­self’.

5 If your home is on the chilly side, as well as mak­ing ex­tra blan­kets avail­able, leave out a cou­ple of pairs of slip­per socks to keep toes toasty. Totes has some fun fes­tive de­signs from £7.

Add a touch of ho­tel chic and leave this uni­sex white hooded dressing gown, £75 from The White Com­pany, in a guest’s room

Once guests have left, the Fop­pape­dretti clothes rail, £119.99, Lake­land, can be folded up and stored away in a cup­board

Treat guests to a set of stylish new bed­li­nen – this Grey Seer­sucker Stripe is £28 for asu­perk­ing du­vet cover, Ge­orge Home

Turn a con­sole or desk into a dressing ta­ble with the ad­di­tion of the Sains­bury’s Homewooden mir­ror with tray (H30cm), £15

Suit­cases are eas­ier to ac­cess when they’re placed on this smart beech fold­ing Week­endlug­gage rack, £48, Gar­den Trad­ing

En­sure guests can keep warm by leav­ing a cou­ple of throws at the end of the bed. Houghton Spice blan­ket, from £75, Christy

Utaker beds, £150 each from Ikea, stack up and can be used as a daybed when you’re not putting up friends and fam­ily

Giv­ing guests tow­els with a bold pat­tern will stop them get­ting mud­dled with the fam­ily’s.Lintu tow­els, from £8, Scion at Bedeck

A per­fect bed­side com­pan­ion, the Siesta Charge DAB alarm clock ra­dio, £129.99, Pure, is also a wire­less smart­phone charger

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