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How To Plan A Spare Room

A spare room is ideal for putting up guests and visitors to your home and, like the rest of your home, you’ll want it to be a restful, stylish and welcoming space. Just how do you make it a space that guests will love?

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1.    Add a luggage rack

If you regularly entertain friends or family overnight or for short breaks, you’ll need to provide essential items that you wouldn’t normally find in your bedroom – a luggage rack is one of them. It’s the item of furniture that they can place their bag or suitcase (better than the floor!) and folds away when not in use.

Adding a nifty little luggage rack is a great touch that will not only look great but save your furniture from being bashed or linen being ripped if the suitcase is placed on the bed. It can be tucked away in the corner of the room, or even at the end of the bed when folded.

2.    Provide somewhere to hang their clothes

If your guests are staying longer than a night or two, or if they have an important event with expensive clothes like a suit or a grown, hanging space becomes a must. Sliding wardrobes are a brilliant addition to the spare room as they add more than enough accessible and versatile storage. 

3.    Digital Zone

Everyone loves to be connected, so providing a little frame with the Wi-Fi code in so they can see it as they unpack is a pleasant touch. A well-placed electrical socket for them to charge their digital belongings is a necessity for a good night’s stay if possible, this should ideally close to the bed. If you have spare charging leads, place them in a basket, just in case they’ve forgotten their own, another nice, welcoming touch for your guests.

4.    Toiletries

Put together a small basket of bathroom essentials for guests. We’ve all been there when we’ve forgotten our toothbrush or even something small like a deodorant. Include things such as towels, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, deodorant, body spray, toothbrush, toothpaste. You may even want to include a hairbrush and a hairdryer too.

5.    A fan

If you have family or friends staying in the summer, it’s a thoughtful idea to provide a small fan. There's nothing worse than not being able to sleep because it's too hot, especially when you're in someone else's home and you can do anything about it.

6.    Install good blinds or curtains

Ensuring your guests have a good night sleep is essential to everyone happiness. Making sure the room is blacked out when the blinds are shut will help your guest get a better quality of shut-eye.

And finally, don’t forget a few basic details such as a vase of flowers for a wonderful scent, pretty bedside tables and lamps and bedroom chair to give your guests a welcome to your home.

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