Christmas is all about spending more time with your friends and family I think, being thankful of the people around you. Accommodating them overnight though can be tricky, as not everyone lives in a home with a spare bedroom, or room to put up a temporary beds elsewhere. So in this post I am going to show you how using a DFS sofa bed in my living room, you can easily have those extra guests to stay over the Christmas period.
First of all though, a little more about DFS sofa bed range and the sofa bed I choose for this challenge. With over 1,000 options of sofa bed, the range is really is expansive. Lots of them you can still order in time for Christmas too! I wanted something that was compact, and I was lucky enough to be able to choose from the new DFS capsule collection. I chose a colour that would lend itself to me adding different coloured accessories, but there are also many more colourful options available. The £679 2 seater sofa I chose was so simple to use, and easy to convert from sofa to guest bed within moments.
Something I hadn’t realised was that each DFS sofa is hand-made to order, and they have over 46 years of experience, so they completely know what they are doing! This sofa bed was really beautiful quality, and the small details like the piping was expertly added I thought.
DFS realise that Christmas can be an expensive time of year, and so they offer its customers interest free credit, this includes no deposit and flexible repayment terms from 6 months to 4 years.
- Choose a sofa bed that fits well in your space. I don’t have lots of extra room in my living room, so went for a compact version, which still left lots of room around it for the guests to walk.
- I use a basket for the bedding in the day, which could then house any additional cushions and blankets, just in case it drops colder in the night.
- A side table that doubles up as a bedside table is a must. Somewhere for your guests to take off their jewellery, maybe their glasses or store their contacts? Don’t worry about having two if you don’t have the space, one is absolutely fine.
- It may seem a small thing, but I always like to pop either a small posy of flowers or plant on the bedside table. Something living really adds a homely welcoming touch.
- A scented candle or reed diffuser too for me is a must. Helps avoid any embarrassing morning smells. *ahem*
- You might also be able to spot a stack of books. Everyone has spare books and magazines, so just pop a few on the side table, tailor it to who is staying. Great if they aren’t able to sleep, or wake early and don’t want to disturb you.
- Freshly laundered bedding, with extra blankets. We all know about that freshly laundered bed bliss don’t we?
- Also enough pillows that are going to make your guests comfortable. Use more than you think here, as everyone is different. I always have a set of new ones for guests, vacuum packed in storage.
- A water jug is also something I would recommend. I often wake up thirsty, and if they have been enjoying the Christmas cheer *hic* even more so! This one I found has two glasses, which act as a stopper too.
- A side or table light that is easily switched on and off is also essential. I tend to put this on an extension cable, letting them know there is a spare socket so that they can charge their phone or tablet.
- A clock, one that doesn’t tick and is easy to set the alarm on is also a great idea.
- WIFI code. I jot this down on a pad, as I often find later they need the code for another device and can’t remember the code.
- Enough towels for the guests, bath and hand towels.
- A bathrobe would also be a great touch too.
- A small selection of toiletries, saves any embarrassment of having to ask for things.
- I always include an eye mask, because I know I prefer a room to be very dark.
As this is Christmas, another nice touch would be a little festive message like this one, to make your guest feel extra welcome. I did this using a cinema lightbox.
I once read somewhere you should always sleep in a room you are asking guests to sleep in, so any annoying niggles are ironed out. This is such a good idea, and well when a sofa bed looks this comfy I just couldn’t resist, could you?
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