Getting your house ready for guests can be a lot of fun. There’s a certain satisfaction in making your visitors feel welcome and at ease. The best advice is to consider what you would expect to find in a top hotel and attempt to make your guest room meet that level of luxuriousness and quality. Even on a limited budget, you can create a fantastic guest room that will keep your guests coming back for more.
A Welcoming Atmosphere
Keep the décor in your guest room modest and uncomplicated. You can still arrange your guest room in your own style but keep your self-expression in check! Think multipurpose. If there is space, set up a small coffee and tea station. In this way, if your guest wants a late-night cup of tea, they will not need to stumble around in an unfamiliar kitchen. Also leave some single-packaged snacks, cookies, or fresh fruit. A bottle of water on the nightstand is lovely, but if your tap water is good, a clean drinking glass will suffice.
A Bed You Would Want to Sleep In
A bed that you would want to sleep in will make your guests feel comfortable and content. There is nothing worse than sleeping in a creaky old bed with the oldest mattress in the house. Invest in a bed that will last you through many guests and seasons. This list of the best adjustable beds and mattresses may help you make some top choices.
Make sure to upgrade your linen regularly. Add a variety of pillows and cushions of various sizes for added comfort. Having additional blankets on hand is a good idea. Some people are easily hot, while others are easily chilly. Extra blankets should be available for individuals who need to layer up to stay warm. A warm blanket to wrap over oneself is one of the most relaxing pleasures, therefore make it easy for your guests to do so if they like.
Provide fresh towels in addition to clean bedding. Have them easily visible for your guests upon arrival. Nothing beats a pile of soft, fluffy towels waiting to be used after a relaxing shower after a long journey. Another fantastic, low-cost addition to the guest room is a bedside table with a lamp.
Space to Unpack
Most people hate living out of a suitcase, so if you can provide them with closet or dresser space, it would not go unnoticed! It does not have to be the whole closet or the whole chest of drawers; just sufficient space to unpack and perhaps hang up five or six items (provide the hangers for extra brownie points!). If you don’t have a wardrobe or drawer space, make sure there’s a place for their suitcase or carry-on to sit out of the way yet still be accessible.
A Place to Work
Incorporate a desk and/or a comfortable chair into the room if you have enough space. If your visitors are staying for an extended period, they may require a temporary workspace. Don’t worry if there isn’t enough space in the guest bedroom for a desk. If necessary, most people can sit and work in their beds.
Readily Available Information
Make a list of your contact numbers readily available – possibly on the nightstand or on the back of the door. Include the Wi-Fi password as well as a list of emergency numbers. You can also include a list of nearby gyms, parks, restaurants, and other places of interest that they may want to visit.
If your guestroom has a television, make sure you provide instructions as each remote is different. Also, check that your remote is in working order and does not require batteries.
If your home has a security system, be sure your visitors know how to use it. If you reside in a gated community, provide guidelines that your guests should be aware of.
Spend a night in your own guest room to iron out any problems so that you will know what is missing or what may be inadequate.