I love hosting, you guys. It’s a joy for me create a place of warmth and peace that our family and friends can retreat to and find rest. You can imagine that having a guest room is one of my hostess dreams come true. It’s definitely the ultimate hosting opportunity! Not just a meal and a board game, but a whole night and morning seeing to a guest’s needs and comfort. While our guest room is rather simple, I’m always challenged to think of more ways to make it a comfy place for any overnight guest. Since we’ve definitely gotten to use it, there are a few tips that I default to when prepping for guests. Here are the 10 things on my guest room checklist.
- Wash the sheets. Our kitty likes to hang out on our guest bed so I make sure that the sheets are fresh when someone comes to stay.
- Add an extra blanket. We keep our house chilly at night and I want to be sure that whoever is staying has the ability to sleep plenty warm!
- Provide the wifi password. Everyone needs it nowadays so I have a simple frame with this printable in it.
- Use a lamp. Overhead lighting is just bleh and I like having our guest walk into their room that’s softly lit by a table lamp. It makes it so cozy looking!
- Anticipate forgetfulness. I have a jar that is filled with travel size bath needs, toothpaste, etc. that I set on the dresser, just in case.
- Splurge on guest towels. It’s worth it to put out a fluffy towel for guests instead of a worn one. I know I’ve appreciated that in other people’s guest rooms.
- Fill a basket. Is your guest travelling in from out of town? Give them a basket full of water and small snacks so they won’t need to root through your pantry if they get the midnight munchies.
- Have reading material. Along with a few books, I have a basket of magazines in our guest room and I know people have used them.
- Light a candle. A soft scent like lavender or vanilla and be give a lovely welcome when a guests walks in.
- Decorate! You don’t leave your own bedroom walls bare, right? Hang a piece of art. Choose a patterned duvet. Add some throw pillows. Don’t give your bedroom the unused leftovers from your interior decorating.
While we had a guest for Thanksgiving, we don’t usually for Christmas. But I know that many of you might so I hope this will help you in preparing a lovely space for your holiday guest to stay!
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