Getting things ready to welcome house guests is always an enjoyable time. It’s fun to invite friends and family to your home and let them enjoy what you have to offer.
That’s why carefully planning and arranging your guestroom is important. There are a variety of planning websites and books out on the market, but the best advice is actually pretty simple.
Just think about what a luxury hotel or home stay would feel like to you, and then try to replicate that with what you have. You might not have an extravagant budget, but you can certainly make the most of available furniture, window space, and floor plans to make an inviting space for your guests.
Here’s a list of 10 good tips to keep in mind as you’re creating a welcoming guest room.
Make It Easy To Store Luggage
Be sure to buy a luggage rack or clear out a bit of space so your guests can lay out all their clothing and luggage, so they don’t have to bend over or sit on the floor to find something.
Less Is Always More
Don’t turn the guest room into your personal closet. Keep the desks, dressers, and closets clean and empty to make sure your visitors have plenty of space and are able to relax in an uncluttered atmosphere. Just fill the space with useful items, like a clock or calendar, that are also functional for your guests.
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Bedding Is Everything
Make sure to splurge when it comes to a bed for your guest room. All of your visitors will thank you. If that is not possible, invest in a nice air mattress that is still comfortable, even if its on the floor. Also be sure to purchase nice clean linens, pillows, comforters, and blankets so visitors can enjoy a good night’s sleep while staying with you.
Have Extras On Hand
Always be sure to keep extra towels and linens for your guests. They might have forgotten something while traveling, or they might just want to stay clean and change their sheets each day (or right before they leave).
Create A Nice Place to Sit
Sitting on a bed might not be everyone’s cup of tea. Put a nice chair or small sofa in a guest room so visitors can sit and chat or enjoy a good book in the evening.
Good Lightning is a Must
Guests will always appreciate good lights in a room, so be sure to provide a nice reading lamp. Some will also enjoy having a night light, or even a light-up makeup mirror for the mornings.
Make It Easy To Hang Clothes
If you don’t have a closet in the guestroom, buy some hooks for the door so visitors can hang up their clothes (assuming you will also provide hangers as well). Just one or two hooks on a door can easily hold a coat or a purse.
Provide All The Basics
Aside from a clock, also provide supplies like pens, papers, scissors, tissues, and an iron, so guests can feel right at home in your space.
Privacy Is Key
One of the most important elements of a good guestroom is how private it is. If the room has a lot of windows, be sure to install good curtains that can also serve as light control during the evening time. Blinds are also good in a pinch if you are looking to keep things simple.
Don’t Forget About Keys
A lot of homeowners have no problems proving a set of keys to guests so they can come and go. If you are doing this, make sure to put them on a nice key ring and color-code them so people know what keys are to the house, and which ones are for the guest room itself. Plus, labeling keys makes sure you get all of them back once your visitors leave.
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