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Hosting Guests for Holidays? Here are 5 Tips for Mattress and Bedding Preparation for Your Guests - Megafurniture

Hosting Guests for Holidays? Here are 5 Tips for Mattress and Bedding Preparation for Your Guests

The holiday season is fast approaching! For sure, many of us are now busy with holiday shopping and decorating our homes for the festive season. Holidays are meant to be spent with our loved ones, and since the holiday season is upon us, comes the joy of hosting friends and family.

As you prepare to open your home to loved ones, do not overlook them, and ensure their comfort during their stay. While festive decorations and delicious meals set the stage for a memorable holiday gathering, your guests' sleep quality can affect their overall experience.

Don't worry because we prepare helpful tips for mattress and bedding preparations for your guests to ensure that they enjoy a restful and comfortable night's sleep that makes you a hosting champion to your family and friends.

Tip #1: Check the Condition of the Mattress in the Guest Room

Check the Condition of the Mattress in the Guest Room

Before your guests arrive, it's important to check the condition of the mattresses in your home's guest rooms. For instance, check for any wear and tear on the mattress because, over time, they can lose their original support and comfort. If the mattress is nearing the end of its lifespan, it might be worth considering a replacement to ensure your guests enjoy a restful sleep.

Aside from the wear and tears, here are the other things that you need to check on the guest room's mattress:

Firmness and Comfort Level

Different individuals have varying preferences when it comes to mattress firmness. While some prefer a softer surface, others opt for a firmer feel. And if your upcoming guests are your in-laws, you should assess the current firmness of the guest room's mattress and consider investing in a mattress topper if adjustments are needed.

Sagging or Uneven Surfaces

Inspect the mattress for signs of sagging or uneven surfaces because these issues can contribute to discomfort and poor sleep quality. If sagging is minimal, a mattress topper may provide a temporary solution. However, if the sagging is severe, it might be time to explore more long-term solutions, such as flipping or rotating the mattress or investing in a new one.

Allergen Concerns

Allergens can accumulate in mattresses over time, affecting the air quality in the bedroom and potentially causing discomfort for your guests, especially if they have allergies. Hence, consider using hypoallergenic mattress protectors and easy-to-clean or vacuum the mattress surface thoroughly to eliminate dust mites and other allergens for a healthier sleeping environment.

Tip #2: Clean the Guest Room's Mattress before the Holiday Guests' Arrival

Clean the Guest Room's Mattress

If you are wondering whether to let the guest room's mattress to your guests without cleaning it, the answer is a big NO. They may not be used, but if you let your guest room's mattress sit on its frame the whole year without storing or wrapping it for dirt protection, chances are high that it has accumulated dirt, dust, and even allergens.

Here’s how to make the mattress holiday guests-ready:

Vacuuming: Use a vacuum cleaner with an upholstery attachment to remove dust, dirt, and allergens from the mattress's surface, and pay special attention to seams and crevices where debris can accumulate.

Airing Out: Allow the mattress to breathe by removing all bedding and opening windows to encourage ventilation and dissipate any lingering odours and moisture from the mattress.

If you notice that your extra mattress for guests has stains, blot liquid stains with a clean, dry cloth, and gently blot the mattress’s surface to remove the stains. For organic stains, consider using natural remedies like baking soda or a mixture of lemon juice and salt to lift stains, neutralize odours, and then allow the mattress dry thoroughly after treatment.

Tip #3: Prepare the Bedding Essentials

Prepare the Bedding Essentials

The foundation of a comfortable night's sleep lies in clean and fresh, so before your guests arrive, make sure to launder the sheets with a gentle, pleasant-smelling detergent for a welcoming guest room atmosphere.


Pay attention to the condition and cleanliness of pillowcases and shams that must also be freshly laundered. Opt for pillowcases made from materials that feel comfortable against the skin, and consider having a few spare sets available for longer stays. It is also important to consider your guests’ preferences. For example, if your guests have different temperature preferences, provide a variety of blankets and duvets to accommodate various comfort levels and consider layering bedding so that guests can adjust according to their personal warmth preferences.

Of course, do not forget to provide extra pillows for extra support. Offer a selection of pillows with varying firmness levels and consider including both standard and decorative pillows to allow your guests to customise their sleeping arrangement, ensuring a restful and personalise the experience.

Tip #4: Seasonal Considerations for the Christmas Month

Seasonal Considerations for the Christmas Month

The holiday season are being celebrated in the colder month of December. Since the temperature drops during the colder months, creating a warm and cosy environment for your guests is essential. So, consider providing extra blankets, flannel sheets, or a duvet to offer warmth in the colder holiday season, or add personal touches like the following:

Decorative Pillows: Choose a decorative pillow that embraces the Christmas theme and mix and match textures to add visual interest and ensure the pillows complement the overall colour scheme of the room.

Cosy Throws or Blankets: Drape the bed with cosy throws or blankets in Christmas-inspired colour and patterns, like knitted blankets with reindeer motifs or fleece throws in classic red and green hues that can instantly transform the bed into a festive focal point.

Personalised Christmas Touches: Add personalised Christmas touches to make your guests feel extra special. For example, consider leaving a small stocking filled with holiday treats, a personalised Christmas card, or even a small gift on the bedside table to create a sense of warmth and hospitality for your holiday guests.

Tip #5: Set Guest Bedroom Ambience for the Holiday Season

Set Guest Bedroom Ambience for the Holiday Season

To make your holiday guests' stay even more comfortable, try to create a warm and inviting ambience in the guest room and consider the following:

Festive Lighting: Illuminate the room with warm, festive lighting, or consider using string lights with a soft glow and place them around the headboard or framing a mirror. Consider twinkling lights that create a magical ambience reminiscent of the Christmas season.

Christmas Décor Accents: Infuse the room with holiday spirit through Christmas-themed decorations and bedding. You may hang a wreath on the door, place a few tasteful ornaments on a side table, or place small Christmas season figurines.

Seasonal Scents: Engage the sense of smell with Christmas scents like candles with fragrances like pine, cinnamon, or gingerbread that can evoke the essence of the Christmas season. You may also use essential oil diffusers to spread festive aromas throughout the room.


In the spirit of holiday hospitality, ensuring a warm and comfortable retreat for your guests goes beyond mere preparation – it's a gesture of care and consideration that makes their stays a memorable experience. With these five thoughtful gestures and tips, the true magic of hosting during the holidays makes their Christmas extra special, creating a welcoming haven where the spirits of togetherness and celebration thrive.

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