11/23/2022 0 Comments
Tips For Creating a Cozy Guestroom
We love having houseguests, and we host our friends and family often! It's important to me to create a guestroom for the special people in my life that is stylish and well-designed while feeling comfortable and relaxed to make them feel more at home.
With the holidays quickly approaching, I wanted to share my favorite tips for creating a restful, inviting guest room to provide balanced energy for your guests!
Bedding: Everyone's preference for bedding materials, densities, and blanket weights can vary. You also want to consider people's allergies here. Some guests enjoy sleeping with a thick duvet, while others prefer a light blanket. Make a cozy bed with the basics and then provide options! You might leave a heavier duvet across the bottom of the bed and other options in the closet ready to use. Add a pair of pillows and have several options in the closet, including a down and down-alternative pillow. Lastly, include a chunky woven throw near the bed to snuggle up while reading or relaxing.
Lighting: Check in with the lighting options in your guest room. Beyond an overhead light and a table lamp, a reading lamp is an excellent addition in case someone enjoys late-night reading. Offering a small night light is also helpful as it can assist guests should they need to get up at night. I also like to leave a small flashlight in my guest room.
Toiletries: Keep a collection of toiletries on hand for your guests. Good things to stock are extra toothbrushes, soap, shampoo, and even a small sewing kit in case of a packing or wardrobe mishap.
Reading Materials: Consider leaving various magazines and a few books in the guestroom. I love to provide something interesting for my guests to read and introduce some of my favorite books for guests to discover!
Snacks: Ever travel all day and need a snack the second you kick off your shoes? Chances are, your guests are feeling the same way! Stock a few granola bars and nuts in their room to munch while they settle in and unpack. Some people might not be comfortable asking for food as soon as they walk in the door, allowing them to have a snack without feeling awkward. A carafe of water and glasses on a tray is also a great addition to a guestroom! This way, your guests can have a little something whenever they need it.
Local Items - What is your town known for? Maybe there's something from a neighborhood "best-kept secret" your guests would enjoy? It's fun to stock up on local delights for your guests to discover when they visit you! Consider a local magazine, locally-made soap, candles, and chocolates.
The most important tip is to keep the room tidy and organized, so your guests feel comfortable. Use the storage in a closet and dresser to keep less-used items out of sight, and write a welcome note to mention where they can find specific items. Your guests will appreciate the added touch and the confidence to find things independently.
Keep these tips in mind so you can focus on enjoying each other's company while offering and comfortable space for your guests to rest and enjoy.
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