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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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:
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.
Keeping a home organized and beautiful is a struggle almost all homeowners and homemakers face. The reality is, it’s not easy (or cheap!). Unless, you follow the advice of those who have done it, and created beautiful, organized homes themselves.
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