With the holidays right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about gift giving and out-of-town guests coming to visit. And if you happen to live in an area where it’s safe to get together, you’re probably wondering how you can make your guest room cozy.
Here are four things to consider when getting your guest rooms ready for the holidays.
Invest in Bedding
Whether your guests live in another state and have traveled a long way, or they only live one town over, you still need to invest in bedding. Even if you don’t mind your pillows flat, your guests might. Since you want to provide your guests with a memorable experience, make sure that the bed is fit for a king. You can transform a room simply by adding fresh sheets, soft blankets, and fluffy pillows.
Prep the Bath
Second to the guest room itself is the guest bathroom. Do your best at making it as appealing as possible with fresh towels, bath supplies, and toiletries, just in case your guests forgot theirs. Traveling can be stressful, so it’s not uncommon for guests to forget things from time to time. Also, double check that there’s plenty of tissue and toilet paper available. Nothing feels more awkward than having to wake a host to ask for toilet paper.
Think About Comfort
No one wants a bare room, and nothing makes a guest room more homey than the right home furnishings. Home furnishings for a guest room should make your guests feel welcomed and as comfortable as possible. An oversized chair, an area for reading, or even a desk where they can get some work done is a good idea.
In addition, you also need to consider the age of your guests. If your guests are older, you want to ensure that they can safely move about the room without the risk of injury. Remove any home furnishings that might be a tripping hazard, like throw rugs, or that might make walkways tight.
Even close family members might feel embarrassed asking you for something to eat between meals. Add non-perishable snacks that your guests can nibble on before they turn in. In addition to small bottles of water, you can leave a gift basket of goodies filled with pretzels, cookies, and fruit. You can even think about adding a bit of candy to satisfy your guest’s sweet tooth.
When it comes to holidays, the last thing you need are unhappy guests. Plan ahead to create a space they’ll remember for years to come.