7 Ways to Prepare the Perfect Guest Bedroom

May 05, 2018 3 min read

7 Ways to Prepare the Perfect Guest Bedroom

Visits from close friends and family are the best, but let’s be honest, hosting anyone in your home can be stressful. With a little planning and preparation, you can create a comfortable guest bedroom that will make your visitor feel at ease and welcome.

Start with a Deep Clean in the Guest Bedroom

Nothing is worse than feeling like you are impeding on someone else’s space. Tidy up before your visitor arrives by washing the bed linens, vacuuming, dusting, and removing any clutter from the room. Your guest will appreciate having a well-organized space to rest and relax.

Offer your Guest a Clean and Comfy Bed

Traveling can be exhausting so ensuring your guest has a comfortable bed to rest their sleepy head makes all the difference.

The size of bed you’ll need will be determined by the space you have available. Whether you have a larger extra spare bedroom with an upholstered headboard or you are working with a small space with a simple iron daybed there are so many ways to make your guest room feel like their own personal retreat.

Start with a soft sheet set in a neutral shade one that matches back to the rooms overall color palette. Our Extra Deep Pocket 6-piece Sheet Set makes for both a comfy and affordable choice.What makes this set extra special, is that it includes four pillowcases. Extra pillows are essential for a luxurious bed and can be used to prop up when relaxing, reading or checking emails.

Duvet Covers make a great choice as they can easily be removed and washed. Select a year-round warmth comforter insert to keep your guests snug no matter the season. Place a coordinating quilt at the foot of the bed for an extra layer of comfort, style and to add a pop of color.

Indoor Storage Bench

Purchasing a luggage rack dedicated to your guest room may not be practical as it doesn't have many purposes other than holding a suitcase.

An indoor storage bench is a more functional alternative. Place it at the foot of the bed and it serves as a place for your guest to set their suitcase but also offers them a place to sit while taking off their shoes. You can also utilize the extra storage by storing an extra set of clean linens or pillows.

Bedside Table

Including side tables with a reading lamp is a must for any guest room. You’ll want to ensure that you leave some of the basics such as:

  • Fresh Notepad
  • Pen
  • Wi-Fi Password
  • Security Code
  • TV remote
  • Current Magazines
  • Good books
  • A vase with fresh flowers

Closet Space or Dresser

Nobody likes living out of a suitcase even if it’s only for a few days. Offering your guest a place to store their clothes goes a long way.

Make sure your guest room has an empty dresser or closet. Consider including an Over-The-Door ironing board and iron for an added convenience for your guest.

Personal Hygiene Items

Your guest will appreciate not having to ask you for the necessary items needed for their stay, and it will save you your sanity!

Including a cart of fresh towels, washcloths, q-tips, razors, travel-sized soap, shampoo, and conditioner will make your guest feel right at home.

Extra Details Go a Long Way

You know your guest best, a sure way to make them feel extra special is to include a gift basket with their favorite items.

Include items as unique as your guest. Below are some ideas of items that you can include:

  • Snacks
  • Wine
  • Candle
  • Bath Bomb
  • Chocolate
Complete the basket with a handwritten note welcoming your guest. This small gesture will go far in making your guest feel appreciated.

Preparing a guest bedroom isn’t difficult it just takes a little planning and preparation. Having everything prepared before your guest arrives also means that you will be able to relax and enjoy making memories with your loved one.

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