Preparing to host guests in your home can be exciting and enjoyable. If you like to host, there can be something very satisfying about helping your visitors to feel welcome and comfortable in your home. If you’re renovating or redecorating, when you plan your guest room, think about what your favourite hotels are like and try to make your room measure up to that standard. Even if you don’t have a big budget to spend, you can find how to make your guest room feel like home for visiting friends and family.
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Provide A Comfortable Bed
Don’t give your guests the oldest mattress in the house. If you can, invest in a nice bed with a quality mattress. The best Divan beds with drawers are useful for the guest bedroom, as they double as storage for extra bedding. If you can’t afford to buy a good mattress, you could think about buying a good quality air mattress. Good ones can be quite comfortable, and you can place one on top of your box spring, over the sofa bed mattress, or just on the floor.
Upgrade Your Bedding
Add some luxurious bedding, such as a featherbed mattress topper, good pillows, a down comforter, and extra blankets. Make sure all the linens are clean and freshly ironed when your guests arrive.
Have extra cushions and blankets available!
Have an extra set of bed and bath linens available for guests. Accidents, like spilling drinks, can happen. Some people insist on changing the sheets before they leave, so having sheets available is a nice touch. If they do this, make sure you thank them properly!
Leave Room For A Suitcase
Clear some room for a luggage rack or provide a small bench to put a suitcase on. This means your guests don’t have to stoop over a case on the floor or worry about putting it on the bed and getting the sheets grubby. A chair can work well for this in a pinch.
Leave It Clear
Resist the urge to use your guest room to store your out-of-season clothes or your collection of china figurines. In a guest room, you want to offer more space so it feels more welcoming. Your guests want somewhere to put their own things, not struggle to fit their clothes around your winter jackets. Only leave useful things in the room, like a clock and a calendar. If it wouldn’t be in a hotel room, take it out.
Offer Somewhere To Sit
Not everyone likes to sit on a bed, so put in a comfortable chair. If there’s room, put a chair with a table and a lamp close by.
Brighten Things Up
Add a light or a small lamp that can be reached from the bed. It’s always useful to have this for guests who want to read in bed and to save them from having to fumble around in the dark to find their way back from the light switch to the bed. A good reading light is very nice to add. If you have a desk or a vanity, add a lamp there too.