Having guests stay over means that you’re going to have to cater for all preferences, which can be difficult, especially when it comes to the comfort of a mattress or pillow. You want your guests to have a good night’s sleep and feel relaxed in their surroundings – achieving this is simple if you follow a few tips and tricks to help you through the process of setting up a stylish guest room.
Below, we’ll look at how to choose a mattress for a guest room, as well as other essentials like pillows and towels.
Choosing the best mattress for a guest room
When it comes to providing your visitors with a comfortable stay, the mattress that you choose for your guest room is essential. With so many products on the market, all offering different levels of support and comfort, it can be difficult to know where to start – especially when you’re choosing a product that is usually based on personal preference. Below, we’ll look at a few different options, so you can choose something suitable for everyone, from your parents to your friends.
Mattresses for couples
If you have married or coupled-up friends that stay over from time to time, you’re going to need a mattress that is spacious, comfortable, and supportive. If you are working with a smaller space, you could choose a queen-sized bed, which is great for smaller guest rooms, and means your guests can still sleep comfortably next to each other.
When it comes to the firmness and the feel of your mattress, you can’t go wrong with medium/firm. This is a combination likely to suit most people. You could choose a hybrid mattress that allows for firm support, but also has a foam topper for additional comfort. The foam will also provide motion isolation so that couples are not interrupted by each other moving around during the night.
Mattresses for all sleepers
We all sleep in different positions, which means we need varying levels of support from our mattresses. Choosing a mattress suitable for a guest room means you’re going to have to choose a model that is suitable for everyone and every position. A hybrid mattress could be the perfect solution, as the combination of layers is supportive and comforting, which will suit guests that sleep on their back and their sides – stomach sleepers may find that the mattress can sag due to the foam, however, choosing a firmer option means this won’t happen.
If you’re looking to add a bit of luxury to your guest room, the bed is the best place to start – your guests can feel like their sleeping in a luxury hotel! You can choose a mattress that has a soft and cushiony feel, with body-hugging foams and extra padding, or choose a firmer model that replicates all the advantages of a hotel bed, with equal amounts of comfort and support.
Your pillows should complement your mattress, and although pillows are again, a personal preference, there are products you can choose so that your guests are as comfortable as possible. For example, you could choose a down alternative, which is hypoallergenic and has that medium-firm feel. You could choose something to match your luxury mattress with a feather pillow that is dense and fluffy. There is a range of products on the market, so you can choose something perfect for your guests.
Duvets and towels
Once you’ve made your decision on what type of mattress you think would be most suited to your guest room, you can start adding other necessities such as duvets and towels. You can purchase duvets that will ensure a comfortable night’s sleep – such as a hybrid duvet that regulates heat and is eco-friendly or feather duvets that are suitable all year around. Duvets, much like mattresses, can be difficult to choose due to the fact there are so many on the market, however, you should check the benefits and attributes to make sure you’re choosing a suitable product for all guests.
Having guests stay means you’ll have to provide towels – usually, there should be access to washcloths, hand towels and bath towels within your guestroom, you could also add a bathmat to match too! You could choose a luxurious blend, for the softest and fluffiest towels, and you could even choose complementary colors to lift and add a bit of personality to the room.