Welcoming guests into your home can be fun, but it can also be overwhelming. Creating a space that makes guests feel comfortable can take some of the pressure off of you. Arranging a guest room that is always ready for people to drop by can eliminate some stress when preparing for guests. It will also help anyone feel at home in your house.
Here are some tips for creating the perfect guest room:
Blankets and Pillows
Make sure the bed is made up with fresh, clean sheets and at least two pillows. It would be considerate to make extra blankets and pillows available for your guests so they can make themselves comfortable. You can place them in the closet or a chest so they are out of the way, but be sure to show your guest where they are.
Small items in the room can make a big difference for your guest. Include a mirror on the wall or a hand mirror. Set out toiletries such as nice soaps and lotions. You can even include an extra packaged toothbrush and a small tube of toothpaste. Set out towels and washcloths so that they don’t have to ask you for these items. Make sure there is also a wastebasket available and easy to find. These little things make your guest feel comfortable and welcome.
Be sure to place an alarm clock on a bedside table within easy sight and access. Your guest will especially appreciate one that lights up to allow them to see the time when they awake during the night.
Make space in the room for your guest’s luggage. Clear out some space in the closet and dresser so they can unpack and have easy access to their clothes. Also place a small doily on the dresser or nightstand so they can have a place to keep their toiletries and other items.
Include a comfortable chair and reading material. Short stories, magazines, and inspirational books are all ideal material. If your guests needs some time away or likes to get up early or stay up later than everyone else in your household, this will be very appreciated.
Include a mini fridge with bottles of water, soda or other drinks you know your guest enjoys if you have space in the room. You can also set out a small one cup coffee or tea maker. This is ideal for early risers. Then you will not have to be the first one up to get the coffee going. Set out snacks such as granola bars or apples and oranges.
Relax and Enjoy
The more you can offer your guest without them needing to ask for it, the more comfortable they will be. These thoughtful touches in your guest room will help your guest feel comfortable and make your job as host easier. Then you can all relax and enjoy each other’s company.
What would you put in your perfect guest room?