Inviting friends and family to stay in your guest bedroom during the holidays? While you may not run a boutique hotel, you can certainly take a few cues from them to make your guests feel welcomed. Ensure that your holiday guests feel right at home with these five guest bedroom essentials:
1. A comfortable mattress and plenty of cozy bedding.
While you may not be ready to splurge on a Tempur-pedic mattress for the guest bedroom, you can always upgrade your own mattress early and shift your own comfy mattress into the guest bedroom. Whether you use a hand-me-down mattress for your guest bedroom or purchase a new affordable mattress, make sure that the mattress your guests are sleeping on is comfortable.
You’ll also want to make sure there are plenty of cozy pillows and extra blankets for your guests. If you have frequent guests in your home, you may want to take a cue from modern hotel chains. They use white sheets, blankets, quilts and duvet covers for a reason because they can be easily washed and bleached to look like new. Opt for the highest thread count you can afford – your guests will thank you for their good night’s sleep!
2. All the comforts of a hotel room.
In a hotel room you’ll find plenty of finishing touches that you might not expect in a normal bedroom. Consider adding some of the same accouterments to your guest bedroom to make your guests feel right at home.
Consider adding an iron and ironing board or steamer to your guest bedroom’s closet. Fresh flowers are always a beautiful finishing touch, though of course, you’ll want to think about any allergies your guests may have.
A deep wicker basket can be used to store some extra guest towels, blankets and a bathrobe for your guests. Make sure to let them know where these niceties are.
If you really want to go the extra mile, think about adding a small coffee maker or electric tea kettle, mugs and coffee or tea packets to your room, so your guests can help themselves to a cup of coffee in the early morning hours or a mug of tea late at night.
3. A way to keep in touch with the modern world.
An easy-to-use alarm clock is a must, but so is a charging station or extra universal USB chargers for your guests’ mobile devices. Your guests will undoubtedly want to use your WiFi as well, so print and frame a nice sign with your WiFi password and important information on it. (Canva is a free web-based tool to design something beautiful!)
4. A cozy nightstand stocked with good lighting and books.
A nightstand and bedside lamp should be a no-brainer, but make the room even more inviting by adding a few best-sellers or classic literature or a few popular magazines. Some late night reading will help your visitors wind down and drift to dreamland after a busy day.
Consider using a nightstand with shelves in your guest bedroom so that your visitors have extra places to store their essentials like reading glasses or a glass of water.
5. Tissues, lotion and toiletries aplenty.
Many families keep a box of tissues in the bathroom, but you should splurge on some nice facial tissues with lotion to keep by your guest bed. Your visitors will appreciate the favor, especially during the winter holidays!
You might also want to stock up on trial size samples of necessities that your visitors may have forgotten to pack. Think tiny tubes of toothpaste, shampoo, hairspray, lotion, etc.
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