You set itineraries, check weather reports and plan menus carefully for each guest. Have you given any thought to how welcoming your guest room is? Here are some tips for making the guest room a welcoming oasis for your visiting friends and family.
- New Linens
Fresh, clean crisp white linens make everyone feel pampered. A nice set of cotton sheets will make your guest feel wonderful when they turn down the bed. A new set of soft towels in the bath add a touch of luxury. A simple white robe and a laundry bag will make them feel at home.
- Fresh Flowers or a Live Plant
Placing a bouquet of seasonal flowers or a lovely touch of live greenery bring a room to life. The natural beauty gives a peaceful feel to any room.
- Forgotten Items
Everyone forgets a basic necessity or two. Placing a nice basket of travel size toiletries on the vanity and another basket with bottled water, a drinking glass & maybe even a homemade goodie on the night stand is a sure way to win the hearts of your guest. Don’t forget to add individual pain reliever packets to help with that jet lag. A little card with a welcome note and the Wi-Fi password will also be appreciated.
- Mirror, Mirror on the Wall
Having a large mirror in the guest room will not only reflect light and make the space feel larger but will help your guest look great before they head out for all the fun you have planed. If you have the space a stand mirror in the corner would be a perfect addition to your room.
- Clean and Bright
Clean out the closet of all those item that have accumulated in the space since your last guests. We all know that the guest room is the place we put those items that don’t have a home. Clean off the tops of all the surfaces and take any personal items out of the closet. Make sure there are empty drawers in the dresser and night stand. Your guest will love that they can unpack everything and not have to live out of their suitcases. A folding suitcase stand is wonderful to have tucked in the closet for guests to use.
Doing one or all of these tips will have your guest feeling relaxed and loved.