Can you believe it’s the holiday season already, where did this year go?! Many of us are busy getting ready for the season, or like us trying to get ahead of things so the only thing left on the to-do list is to enjoy time with friends and family. For those of you who have visitors coming for the holidays here are a few tips to ready the guest room and help your guests feel at home.
- Leave a nice welcome gift in the room waiting for them. This doesn’t need to be extravagant or anything, just something small to help them feel at home. In our guest room we leave a couple of small snacks and some water bottles along with a paper that has the password for the Wi-Fi and any other information they may need in your home. The snacks have always been a hit because people don’t always want to ask for a snack or find one when they first get in, but may be hungry and this lets them have that without awkwardly asking as soon as they arrive. Usually after a day or so everyone feels at home and you’ve shown them where they can help themselves.
- Leave a tray or a small dish somewhere that is easily accessible. This gives them somewhere to lay things like jewelry, wallets, anything small they don’t want to lose. It helps to keep everything in one place so nothing is left behind or lost.
- Make sure they have space for clothing. Leave a drawer or two in a dresser clean and make sure there is some hanging space in the closet along with extra hangers for them to unpack a little bit and not live out of a suitcase the entire time. An added bonus to this is to have some extra space for storage of their suitcases so they can get them out of the way.
- Leave a basket in the room with bath towels, wash cloths, and anything they may need in the bathroom that way they know that is for them. If you have a bathroom with enough space to leave those items in there then leave some extra blankets in a basket in case they need more at night.
- Lastly, I like to leave some books or a small game in the space so they have something to do or read later at night when everyone is asleep if they are still up or if they are just looking for a little time on there own. Something fun to entertain is always welcome.
Implement one or all of these to spruce up your space and help your guests feel at home. If you are looking to give your room more of an overhaul feel free to click the links to shop any of the guest room looks shared in this post, everything you see is in stock and available for purchase at the time this post was published.
Are you looking for some more guidance with your guest room? Maybe a more personalized approach to your specific space or have a design issue you need solved? Email firstname.lastname@example.org to ask about our Virtual Holiday Guest Room Consultations. I would love to help you get your space ready for guests.