With the holiday season upon us, many of you will have out of town guest staying the night. To help your visitors feel comfortable, here are a eight essentials to creating an inviting guest room.
1. A Comfortable Bed
Ensure that the pillows and mattress are comfortable. You do not want your guest getting up the next day soar from a poor night's sleep. A memory foam mattress pad can make the stiffest of beds more comfortable. If possible offer two types of pillows. One soft and the other slightly firmer, since everyone has different preferences.
2. Crisp Clean Sheets
You would think this goes with out saying but I have experienced staying in a guest room that had remains from the previous guest on the sheets. It was gross and uncomfortable to say the least. Everyone appreciates crawling into a clean bed at the end of the day.
3. A Room Free of Clutter and Personal Photos
Otherwise, your guests will feel like they are intruding on your personal space.
Have a few hangers in the closet for your guest to hang their clothes. A couple of empty drawers is nice too. Especially, for those that are staying multiple nights.
If you have decorative pillows on the bed, have a place for your guest to store them; such as a bench at the foot of the bed or a basket. This will prevent the pillows from ending up on the floor. A bench can also double as a luggage rack.
5. Side Table
A side table will provide a place for your guest to charge their phones and place their jewelry and other small items.
Consider a couple hooks on the wall or back of the door to hang items such as their purse, coat, and towel.
7. Personal Touches
Personal touches are thoughtful gestures that make your guest feel welcomed. Here are a few to consider. Fresh flowers, a welcome basket with toiletries and/or favorite snacks, reading material. A couple water bottles, so your guest do not have to walk to the kitchen in the middle of the night if they get thirsty.
8. Fluffy Towels
It is also helpful to place towels in the room for your guests so that they do not have to rummage for them or come find you when they are ready to shower.
With these eight essentials you are sure to have an inviting guest room.
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