Be Our Guest: Prepare for Christmas Guests

Dec 6, 2022

Festive living room

Hosting this year? It's time to think about sprucing up your home and ensuring you have all the essentials. From fancy feasts to guest-ready bedrooms, we’ve got everything you need to treat your visitors to a five-star experience.

Tidy Space, Tidy Mind

Christmas living room

Rooms full of toys, clothes and those boxes that you said you would move months ago? We’re all guilty. With hosting season fast approaching, now’s the time to refresh and declutter your home in preparation for visitors. Lacking storage space? Our collection of baskets and boxes will help you stay clutter-free in style.

Kitchen Essentials

Christmas kitchen

From serving festive tipples to cooking warming dishes, the heart of the home becomes even more important around the festive period. Cooking for more people than normal can quickly lead to running out of equipment and space, so ensure your kitchen is set for the season by taking stock of any items you may be missing. Take a look at our Christmas kitchen essentials guide to ensure your kitchen is set for the season.

Preparation is Key

Christmas dining table in silver and blush pink
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Cooking Christmas dinner can be an overwhelming task, but a little organization is the secret to getting it right. Christmas dinner doesn’t need to fall solely on your shoulders, having your nearest and dearest stay is a fantastic opportunity to get them involved. Your guests can each bring a dish with them or get stuck in if they don’t mind lending a helping hand on Christmas day.

Set the Table in Style

Green and silver Christmas table setting with eucalyptus

Whether it’s a few indulgent treats on Christmas Eve or the big feast on Christmas Day, ensure you have everything you need to create a beautiful table setting to wow your guests. From the finest flatware to sleek tableware and stylish serveware, add elegance to your tabletop with long-lasting designs that cater to parties of all sizes. When it comes to the finishing touches, Christmas table decorations don’t need to be complicated. We’re here to make your Christmas run as smoothly as possible so we have created a trend-led guide on Christmas table setting ideas.

Sleep Retreat

Cozy guest bedroom

One of the main aspects to hosting Christmas guests is of course where they will sleep. If your guestroom is starting to look tired or like many spare rooms, has become a storage space, now is your chance to refresh and declutter ready for visitors.

Quality bedding is an essential ingredient to a good night’s sleep so spoil your guests with sumptuous materials like Egyptian cotton or even silk for a hotel-like feel. Dress the bed by layering soft sheets with a coordinated duvet cover and pillows for a clean and inviting look.

Tray of tea and biscuits in front of a fire

Adequate storage space is ideal for making your guests feel at home when they arrive. Ensure there is chest of drawers, empty wardrobe, or a simple clothes rail for them store their belongings. A bedside table and dimmable lamp creates the perfect setting to unwind and read a book after a long day traveling or if space allows, you could add a comfortable chair for them to relax in their own space whilst there.

Little Luxuries

If you really want to spoil your guests and make their stay extra special, ensure they have a fresh set of fluffy towels, super-soft bathrobes, and snuggly slippers awaiting their arrival. For an additional touch of opulence, ensure the en suite is stocked with nourishing handwashes and moisturizing lotions for that five-star experience.