14 Tips for Making A Guest Room Feel Welcoming
If you have a lot of family or friends who come to stay with you, one of the things that you want to do is make sure that you have a welcoming guest room. Below are 14 tips that you can u se to help your guest room to be the most welcoming and comfortable place for your guests to be outside their own home.
Give Them a Comfortable Mattress
One of the most important things that you want to do is to choose a mattress that will be comfortable for your guests. If you are unable to purchase a brand-new mattress, quality air mattresses are a good choice. They’re very comfortable and they can be put on your box spring, on your sofa bed’s mattress, or even on your floor.
Don’t Forget Comfy Bedding
Beyond just giving them clean bedding, consider adding some wonderful linens and items for comfort like a variety of pillows, extra blankets, pillowcases that are freshly ironed, and a lovely comforter. BeddingBeauty.com has a lot of wonderful quilts and comforters that will look great in your guest room to make them feel at home.
Give Them Fresh Linens
Make sure that you always have an additional set of bath and bed linens available for the guests. You also might have wonderful guests that want to change their sheets before they leave. If this is the case, allow them to do that, and make sure you tell them how much you appreciate it!
Give Them Room for Their Luggage
If your guest will be there multiple nights, make sure you give them a spot to put their luggage. A bench, small table, or even a rack is a good idea. You don’t want to have to make them bend over to get their clothing out. If possible, you can also have a dresser in the bedroom for people who are going to be there long term. Then they can put their clothing in there rather than living out of their suitcase.
When you have guests over, make sure that you give them enough lighting. It’s a good idea to have a light that turns on by a switch by the door so they don’t have to walk into a dark room at nighttime. You also want to have a light that is right by the be so they can read. For older guests, it’s also a good idea to have one or two nightlights.
Hanging Storage for Clothes
If you don’t have a dedicated guest room and shares the space with your home office, clear some space that your guests can use for hanging up their clothes. Another option is to get a hook that you can put over the door for them to hang their clothes on. Remember to also give them some hangers.
Give Them Privacy
Chances are that you know that the tree outside their window will give them privacy but guests aren’t going to know this. Select some window covers that won’t just add to the room’s character but provide light control and privacy.
Give Them Keys
Give the guests keys to the house and to your car, if they’re going to be using them. The sets should be color coded and make sure that you’re tracking the people who has each set. Then when they return the keys, check the keys in.
Give Them General Information
Make sure that you are telling your guests about any essential instructions, such as security system code, codes for your gated community, or if t here’s limited access to walking paths, the swimming pool and driveways. You also want to let them know about parking regulations and rules about emergency evacuations.
Provide Them With Tourist Information
If you have guests that are going around your area without you, they’re going to appreciate hot spot brochures, directions to the house and area maps. List all of the things like:
- Favorite restaurants
- Shopping areas
You print out the directions from the major roads and then laminate them. You want to make sure that they’ll know how to return to the house. Place these items in a basket or box that’s kept in your guest room. That way everything won’t have to be gathered again the next time.
Every guest enjoys snacks. So put some fresh fruit, cookies or wrapped snacks in your guest room. You can also put some bottled water or other bottled drinks in the bedroom. If you want to go all out, you can always put a little water heater or coffee pot in the room, along with instant tea, coffee and cider, powdered creamer and sugar. This will let them have a snack while they’re watching television or reading without having to go to the kitchen.
If you have a book that you love and want to share with your guests, leave it in the room. You can also put classic novels, the local newspaper or magazines in there for them to read.
Don’t Forget Bath Essentials
If your guest room also has its own bathroom, make sure that it’s stocked with shampoo, soap, conditioner, lotion and other things to make your guest feel at home. if there’s no separate bathroom, make sure that you set out some items that are specifically for them to use while in the bathroom, and don’t forget the towel, hand towel and washcloth!
Provide Some Toys
If you have very small guests, don’t forget to put some toys in the guest room. Depending on if it’s their first time away from home, they might be a little scared or homesick so make it a lot of fun for them!
These are 14 guest host tips that you can use to help your guests feel like they’re at home. You want to make them feel as if they’re a part of your family and that you are happy that they are there. For DIY home decor ideas keep visiting our website.