Guest bedroom ideas & bathroom accessories for Christmas hosting

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year is fast approaching. This special season is also usually one of the busiest, for both our residential and commercial clients. After all, Christmas is about spending time with family and friends. But for such visits to be as successful and as stress-free as possible, a certain amount of planning and prep is essential. Kitchens and dining rooms are often at the top of our minds at this time of the year, but guest bedrooms are just as important. Every visitor needs an appealing space they are happy to spend time in – and escape to for a while if necessary!

 Guest bedroom for Christmas by The Fine Cotton Company

Enhance your guest bedroom experience for Christmas and beyond

The same should apply to bathrooms. This room can provide guests with the perfect addition to a guest bedroom if you choose the right accessories to make their stay more comfortable. Introducing a full length mirror and providing plenty of storage space will help to create a peaceful retreat  and fully functional area in every guest room and en suite.

Super-soft towels for a guest room at Shore Hall by The Fine Cotton Company 

Upgrade your towel game in time for Christmas and the guest room en suite. We offer an extensive collection of different sizes, weights and a few different colours, all of which can be customised for that extra-special touch

Fortunately, there’s still plenty of time to update your bedlinen, table linen and bathroom collections for your guest room in time for the Christmas festivities. Read on to discover our recommendations for the best guest bedroom ideas – and some modern bathroom ideas for the en suite too.

Guest bedroom bedding

When considering guest bedroom ideas, begin with your bedding. Christmas can be exhausting, so rest, comfort – and a good night’s sleep – are key. The right sheets, pillowcases, pillows, and duvet covers you choose really can make or break a stay in a guest room.

 Tactile textures for the guest room

You’ll need to consider both colours and materials for your guest room. We offer Egyptian cotton, organic cotton and cotton sateen. The term sateen refers to a weave pattern, which gives a heavier, more luxurious feel that can be warmer too. So, it’s perfect for winter guest bedrooms and overnight visitors.

 Choosing bed linen for guest rooms

We usually recommend a neutral colour scheme for guest room ideas. A palette that appeals to a range of different visitors, and won’t overwhelm, is ideal. Our Lexington 300TC Sateen Navy & White Two Line Bed Linen Collection ticks all the right boxes for guest bedrooms. If navy isn’t quite right for you, you can choose different stitching colours, to complement or contrast with the rest of your room scheme. And you can even have this bedding personalised, to elevate the stay of a celebrity guest at your hotel, or to make a family member feel extra-special in your spare room.


Making the guest room complete with luxury bedding supplied by The Fine Cotton Company 

Our Lexington bed linen collection features duvet covers embroidered in a choice of colours, alongside a range of matching pillowcases

Factor in your guest room throw

A throw or blanket is a great way in which to enhance your guest room decor. This will instantly add an extra layer to a guest bed and a cosy space to help guests sleep. They can make a guest feel more at home and add to a more positive experience.

 Adding luxury to a guest bedroom with a throw from The Fine Cotton Company

Going green: our Hampton Matelasse Throw is the perfect way to add a pop of festive colour to your guest bedroom. It features a textured design in 100% cotton and is finished with a stitched edge

Cosy up your guest room

A soft, thick blanket or throw at the end of the bed always adds warmth and welcome. Available in a choice of versatile neutrals and soft pastels, our Madison Cotton Throw is perfect for snuggling up while watching Christmas TV or reading. Or why not add a pop of colour in seasonal green with our Hampton Cotton Matelasse Throw, available in both standard and large sizes.

How to add a throw to your guest bedroom

Throws are also incredibly versatile for a more welcoming space. Your guest can choose whether to use them as that extra layer to help them sleep comfortably. Otherwise, they can make the perfect addition as a wrap for guests visiting, while sitting on a chair or sofa. This finishing touch can help to make your guests feel as comfortable as they would in their own bedroom.

 Madison Cotton Throw by The Fine Cotton Company

Available in a versatile colour palette, our Madison Cotton Throw is soft, snuggly and perfect for warding off any wintry chills

Children’s guest bedrooms ideas

The right bedding and those all-important little extras in a guest room can make Christmas even more magical for children, too. So it’s important not to overlook your youngest guests. That’s why our Lexington collection is available in cot bed sizes too, with a choice of pink or blue embroidery. And because it’s made from organic cotton sateen, you can rest assured that it uses no chemicals, fertilisers or pesticides to produce.

 How to add personal touches to your guest room

Personalisation can play a key role in modern bathroom ideas too. Make your younger guests’ stay even more special with our super-soft children’s dressing gowns and bathrobes. They are made from the same luxury cotton as our adult versions making them just as luxurious for younger overnight guests. And they can be embroidered with a wide range of different designs, such as racing cars and unicorns to make guests feel welcome.

 An emboridered bath robe for a child in a guest bedroom

 Our children’s dressing gowns and bathrobes are made from the same luxury cotton as our grown-up versions, and they can also be embroidered. These will make the perfect addition to a luxury guest bedroom

Don't forget to consider the furniture

Apart from your bed linen and bath robes, don't forget to consider your furniture wisely. A bedside table on either side of bed will prove handy and even just one piece of furniture topped with a bedside table lamp in a small guest bedroom. If there's space, a dressing table will add a nice touch and a sofa bed could prove to be highly versatile if space is tight in your home. Add fresh flowers in a vase to one of the bedside tables or your dressing table to create a thoughtful touch to your house or boutique hotel.

Modern bathroom ideas for guests

The best modern bathroom ideas for that hotel feel always include plenty of clean, soft fluffy towels. We offer a wide range of affordable options for a bespoke guest bedroom and en suite. And our collections include hand towels, face cloths and bath mats, so there’s really no excuse to be offering your guests tired old threadbare options. After all, the small details always matter.

 Add super-soft towels to the en suite in your guest room

Most high-end hotel bath towels are white, but we carry a range of practical darker shades for a guest bedroom and bathroom, too. Towel weights are measured in GSM (grams per square metre). For a super-luxe look and feel, choose medium weight (GSM 400-600) or heavy weight (GSM 600-900).

Personalising your towels with initials or special designs is pretty and practical. It also helps to keep towels separate for specific purposes, for example, dog drying or make-up removal. Most luxury modern bathroom ideas also involve personalised dressing gowns or bathrobes. You can customise yours with a name, initials, a motif or a monogram to make an overnight stay in a guest bedroom extra-memorable.

 An embroidered bath robe in a guest bedroom at Shore Hall by The Fine Cotton Company

Many of our clients choose to monogram their bath robes with a name, initials, monogram or corporate motif. These make the perfect addition to a guest room

Cosy guest bedroom ideas

As with so much in life, little details can have a big impact. So always think hard about accessories when you’re weighing up different guest bedroom ideas. Elevate your surroundings with some customised slippers. You can personalise these with your guest’s initials, your house name or even your company logo to add instant luxury to a guest bedroom.

Heating up your guest room

Keep things cosy during wintry weather with a personalised hot water bottle. Our wool covers are one of our favourite guest room ideas, if you plan to make small changes. They are also available in a range of colours that work with a wide variety of design schemes in a spare room.

Hot water bottle

 Keep your guests extra-toasty with our hot water bottle collection. It features wool covers in a range of shades, and can be customised for a more personal touch

The all-important finishing touches

Hotel shoe bag by The Fine Cotton Company

Make an overnight stay more memorable with our attractive shoe bags

Regular household chores don’t disappear over the Christmas break. Extra guests means extra laundry. Modern bathroom ideas tend to include a dedicated laundry bag. Make yours pretty as well as practical with some personalisation for the smartest guest rooms. Our waffle bags can also be used to store shoes and hairdryers. This will instantly provide a neat storage solution for spare rooms with style.

  Personalised napkin collection by The Fine Cotton Company

Make your Christmas table extra special with our personalised napkin collection – it’s a great option for gift-giving too!

Finally, Christmas is the season of entertaining. Elevate your festive tablescape with some new homeware. We offer a range of pure linen and cotton tablecloths and napkins. You can choose plain or personalised. And don’t feel constrained by predictable green/red Christmas livery. Pink and grey is an increasingly popular colour combination that works well on the big day and throughout the year.

Christmas table linen by The Fine Cotton Company

 We supply table linen and throws to big and boutique hotels and discerning homeowners throughout the UK

Are you thinking about buying suitable gifts for friends and family, which will stand the test of time, this Christmas? Then read our Christmas gift guide now.