Easily prepare your guest bed – properly – for guests. With these simple guest bed updates, your guests may never want to leave.
Is your guest bed and bedding sort of like your basement furniture – where all of the old, unwanted and worn items from your upstairs living room just ended up in the basement? Maybe you bought a new master bedroom mattress and put the old one in your guest bedroom – along with all of the old sheets, pillows and blankets.
As for wear and tear, when we talk about bedding, sheet sets will be be the first to show it. This is one good reason to replace the sheet set on your guest bed.
While a duvet or duvet cover will add most of the decorative part of your guest bed, the sheets can also add a decorative accent to your room.
Whether your sheet set is decorative or not – prints or a different color than the duvet cover – your guests will thank you if you purchase a new microfiber sheet set.
Very reasonably priced, microfiber sheets sets are also very soft and wrinkle free.
As well, microfiber sheet sets are hypoallergenic and resistant to dust mites – perfect for those guests with allergies.
What more could you ask for in a new sheet set?
For those who prefer or just simply love cotton sheets, then a cotton sheet set is for you.
While you may have to deal with a few wrinkles here and there, the comfort level and general affordability are well worth it.
The words comforter and duvet are used interchangeably or even together.
While duvets and comforters are both blankets used to cover you and keep you warm, in my understanding, a duvet is more likely to have a natural duck or goose feather or down fill versus a comforter which most often has a synthetic fill.
You may also find a comforter more often has a printed cover or a cover meant to be the decorative bed cover, versus a duvet which will almost always be white and is meant to be covered with a decorative cover – both for protection of the duvet and for decorative purposes.
This Madison Park poly-cotton fill comforter is an alternative down – i.e. non-down, non-feather – duvet comforter. It is styled just like a down duvet in that it is done is a solid white cotton cover and will most likely be inserted into a duvet cover.
However, I think this white polyester cotton blend duvet comforter looks beautiful as is on the taupe grey upholstered headboard bed.
Another consideration for you to make if you choose to update your guest bed with a new duvet comforter is one with down or feather fill. Be wary of any allergies to down or duck feathers that your guests may suffer from. If they have an allergy to feathers, you can opt for a hypoallergenic – or alternative down – duvet comforter – which are widely available today.
Now maybe you bought a new duvet comforter insert. If you did, you most likely want to get a new duvet cover for it.
Even if you did not buy a new duvet comforter and you have an older, less than pretty comforter, then you can simply purchase a new duvet cover to cover up any of its aging sins.
Update your guest room bedding with a new duvet cover to give the bed a spa-like feel.
The luxury of linen will be noticed with this clean and crisp linen duvet cover set. A natural fiber, linen breathes and is soft to the touch – not to mention, it looks rich.
Pack an instant punch with a quilt or coverlet for your guest bed. If the rest of your guest bed is acceptable for guests, then simply add this coverlet quilt on top for a new sunny look.
A quilt can add a touch of rustic and farmhouse charm to a guest bed. Your guests will feel instantly warm and welcome.
New bed pillows are probably the bedding item which should be replaced the most often.
How many of us have had pillows which we constantly say, “This pillow needs to be replaced.” and then just never do it.
Well, if you have guests coming, now is a great time to replace those pillows…especially those ones that may have been relegated to the spare room just to say that the bed has pillows 🙂
Not only should you replace the bed pillows, you may want to add or update the decorative throw pillows on the bed – one of the easiest and least expensive ways to update the look of your guest bed.
When your guests have gone home, move this versatile faux fur throw blanket to your living room and enjoy.
If you are looking to really update your guest bed, you may want to consider buying and installing a new mattress.
What guest would not be thrilled with a brand new mattress to sleep on. A new mattress upgrade will be a larger expense but, will be an investment in your guest bedroom and more importantly, your guests.
With many mattress companies now offering online purchases with free shipping, free trials and free returns, you really cannot go wrong in giving some of these companies a try.
Check out some of our mattress company comparisons to help make that choice.
Treat your guests to a resort spa like visit with the addition of a new mattress for your guest bed.
For a complete overhaul of your guest bed, consider buying a new bed frame complete with decorative headboard and possibly, foot board.
If you have recently purchased a new mattress, why not add a newer bed frame to complete the new look.
If you want a sleek look for your guest bed, you can choose a platform bed frame with a decorative finish. Choosing a bed frame without a headboard or foot board will appear smaller and less grand in the room – a great option for a smaller guest bedroom.
For a guest room with a little more space, this padded wingback upholstered headboard bed frame will provide your guests with a comfy place to sit up and read in bed. But, don’t let them get too comfortable…they may not want to leave. 🙂
Prepare Your Guest Bed Today
So whether it is the actual new Mattress – bed frame or mattress – or the bedding and accessories – sheets, duvets, duvet covers, pillows and throw blankets – you can see that it is fairly simple to transform your guest bed into a comfortable and inviting bed for your very special guests.
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