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Room at the Inn? Welcome your Christmas guests in style

Over Christmas, people make a real effort to spend time with close friends and family. So, if you’re lucky enough to be hosting this year, then on top of shopping for and cooking Christmas dinner you may also find yourself putting up (with) guests for the night - or for longer if they’ve travelled a long way for the occasion.
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Here are our top tips for making your holiday visitors as comfortable as possible, while keeping your festivities-fuelled stress levels to a minimum.

Keep it flexible

A dedicated spare room with a luxurious en suite is a real bonus, but many people are now choosing to make spare rooms a multi-functional space, such as a den, office or snug for TV watching, studying or a hobby. With a sofa bed or chair sofa bed it can be transformed into a guest room in minutes. Visitors can stay over comfortably, but are less likely to overstay their welcome.

Some people keep a roll-up mattress stored away for occasional guests. This is a low-tech, low-cost, no-nonsense solution for younger people staying over, so it’s worth considering – but perhaps not for older, less nimble relatives.

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Holiday hide-away

The folding bed’s making a real come-back, and it’s lighter, more compact and more comfortable than ever. Made in England, JAY-BE® guest beds are produced to the very highest standards with strong frames and a choice of mattresses including memory foam. They come in small single, single and small double sizes, can be stored away out of sight with ease and are backed with a free lifetime frame guarantee. Even better, they can be put up anywhere there’s room for them – in the spare room, study, living room or in a child’s bedroom if they’re having a friend for a sleepover.

Sofa bed, what sofa bed?

The days of the ‘boxy’ sofa bed or futon are long gone. Nowadays leather sofa beds and fabric sofa beds are stylish enough to star in the living room with nobody guessing their secret second purpose. One example is the luxurious and contemporary Nicoletti Alcova 3 seater leather sofa bed with box arms. It’s upholstered in soft family-friendly leather and has a truly comfortable foam mattress as well as useful integrated pillow storage. And, if you like plenty of choice, our Weekender collection of sofa beds come in four gorgeous styles with deluxe options.

Or you might prefer the sleek modern good looks of the Newman sofa bed, with its panelled, buttoned back and stainless-steel legs. It becomes a small double pocket sprung bed in a matter of seconds, or you can choose the Newman chair bed for solo guests.

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Or you might prefer the sleek modern good looks of the Newman sofa bed, with its panelled, buttoned back and stainless-steel legs. It becomes a small double pocket sprung bed in a matter of seconds, or you can choose the Newman chair bed for solo guests.

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Get guest ready in time for Christmas

Whatever guest bed solution you decide on, remember to order what you need in plenty of time for the holiday season. Then your guests will be refreshed, well rested and great company instead of grumpy and bleary eyed on Christmas morning… all the better for making polite conversation with granny, and helping you peel that half tonne of potatoes for Christmas dinner.

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