Tuck in a Tabletop Tree
Place a tabletop artificial Christmas tree by the bed to put guests in the holiday spirit. Colorful and whimsical decorations brighten the room and lighten the mood.
Greet with Greenery
Place garlands of ornament-trimmed greenery along the headboard and on the wall beside the bed. Bedding and blankets trimmed with holiday colors and patterns are nice touches, too.
Make the Bed Jolly
Give a plain red pillow the Santa suit treatment for the holidays by adding a black belt. You can also tie up a few favorite books with ribbon and leave them on the bed for guests to read.
Pamper with Cheer
Make sure guests have everything they need to be comfortable. Turn drawer organizers, dowels and a finial into a dresser-top caddy for toiletries and other amenities. You can write a personal holiday greeting on the chalkboard-finish paint.
Sleep ‘Neath a Wreath
Hang a berry wreath snug above the bed and perhaps visions of sugar-plum fairies will dance in guests’ heads.
Nuts & Bolts Nightstand Noel
Deck the nightstand with a tabletop stylized Christmas tree you can make out of craft boards and hardware. Paint one or more walls a fresh green color and add a simple stencil pattern to create a look that works for the holidays and beyond.
Warm spaces and familiar textures beckon guests to relax. Accent with red curtains and a mirror-finish lamp with a ruby shade. Create an above-the-bed shelf and adorn it with fir and pine greenery with winter berries.
Create Words to Reflect On
Guests are sure to get the message when you stencil appropriate holiday wording in red spray paint on an elegant framed mirror. Learn how to make the stenciled holiday mirror.
Holiday Guest Bath
Echo decorations from the bedroom in the bath for a cohesive look. Install neutral Roman shades and add cheery towels from the towel ring as a bright accent. The mirror looks great with a greenery swag, and ribbon-bedecked pinecones dress up the sconces. Fill a glass jar with red and gold ornaments for a pop of color. Create a stylish slip-covered bath stool with a stenciled snowflake that works equally well on a bed pillow cover. Amaryllis blooms and pots of cyclamen inject more holiday color.
Be like a fine hotel and provide a comfy bathrobe for guests to use during their stay. For an added holiday touch, spray-paint the hanger red and use ribbon to tie on a bit of greenery.
Spoil Your Guests
Make guests feel like they’re staying in a five-star hotel with a luxurious welcome kit. Start with a box and dividers. Then customize the contents for each guest, filling with soaps, candles, and small treats. Remember necessities such as face towels or even the Wi-Fi password.