When you have guests staying over, you always want to make them feel welcome in your home. You want to make sure they feel as relaxed as possible as they would be in their own home. But sometimes, that doesn’t go according to plan. Have you ever stayed in someone’s guest room and just didn’t feel comfortable at all? The bed was uncomfortable, and there were no things like towels and soft pillows. You probably have and know that it is a really unusual feeling staying in a guest room that people didn’t put much thought into when preparing it. So, if you don’t want your house guest to have that experience, you better take action and make your guest room feel like home. And we will help you in that quest. We will give you some tips on how to make your guest room feel warm and inviting so your guests have a great time when staying over.
Make your guest room feel like home with these helpful tips
If you keep in touch after a long distance relocation, it is natural to want to invite loved ones over. But before that, you need to prepare your guest room, so your guests have a good time. So we will share a list of some quick tips to help you:
- Have a comfortable bed
- Nice bedding
- Prepare the bathroom
- Organize the closet
- Add a personal touch (a few pillows, books, and wall art)
- Don’t forget the nightstands
Clean the guest bedroom
For a room to be comfortable and pleasant, it first needs to be clean. It wouldn’t leave a good first impression if your guests walked into a dirty, messy bedroom. So make sure the room is properly cleaned, dusted, and vacuumed. Also, throw out the trash and unnecessary items. You want to make the room feel and look more spacious, and it is hard to do that with unnecessary junk lying around. A room that’s clean and decluttered is much easier to be decorated and prepared for guests.
A good bed
Your first investment should be a comfortable bed. Nothing will show your guest more that they are not in their own house, like having a really rough and uncomfortable bed in their bedroom. It’s natural to want to save up a little money when buying a bed for the guest room but think ahead. How important is it to you that your guests feel nice and welcome? If it’s important then you really should invest in a quality, comfortable bed so your guests can have a good night’s sleep. And if your budget is a little tight, you can still find a good second-hand bed that will do the job just fine.
After getting a good quality bed, the next step is buying comfortable soft bedding. Nothing says a warm welcome like a big comfortable bed with a lot of fluffy pillows. The best thing to do when buying bedding for your guest room is to do it the same way you would for your own bedroom. Put the same thought and care into it as if you are buying it for yourself. You want your guests to feel as comfortable as they would in their own beds. Your guests will immediately notice and feel your effort to make them feel good and relaxed. Put your focus on the texture of the bedding. Pick soft linens and big soft cushions. Also, put some thought into the aesthetic of the whole thing. It’s always better to pick brighter colors. It makes the room look more lively and inviting.
The bathroom is important as well
If your guest room has its own bathroom, you will need to put some effort into making it look good as well. First, as with everything else, you must clean thoroughly. The bathroom is where your guest will take care of their personal hygiene, and a few things are as off-putting as a moldy, dirty bathroom. Make sure there are enough towels available for your house guests. Both big towels and hand towels. You also need to provide all the necessary toiletries. You never know what your guests will bring with them, so it’s best to always have the basics in your guest bathroom. Those include toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, shampoos, lotions, razors, etc. But it would be best if you didn’t stop there. To make it extra welcoming, add some more items. Things like makeup remover wipes, SPF, a hairbrush, and a blow dryer can make a guest feel really welcome and taken care of.
Organize the closet
If your guests are going to be staying a while, you will need to provide them with enough space for their belongings. If you have a closet in your guest room, make sure it is nicely organized and provides enough hangers. If, however, you don’t have a closet in your guest room, you will need to get a little creative. Thankfully you can get things like clothes racks at a very affordable price.
Add a personal touch
While a comfortable bed and nice bedding are essential, you need to add some personal touches to make your guest room more than a hotel room. Add some decorations to make the room feel warmer and more inviting. Put up some nice wall art and a few decorative pillows. A nice soft rug would also leave a nice impression. Having some books or magazines in the room is a nice personal touch. Also, you can always add different things depending on which guests will be visiting you. For example, if your guests have kids, why not add a nice baby door hanger? Small things like that really make your guest room feel like home.
Don’t skip the nightstand
When preparing a guest room, you shouldn’t forget about nightstands. This is another great opportunity to show your guests you thought about their comfort. Nightstands shouldn’t just be aesthetically pleasing but also practical. Some nightstand essentials are:
- A lamp (so you could comfortably read in bed)
- A lovely candle
- A phone charger (those are always necessary!)
- A tissue box (you never know when you will get a runny nose)
- An alarm clock ( even though you have an alarm on your phone, this is a nice touch)
These were just some tips on how to make your guest room feel like home. And as you can see, they are quite normal. Nothing too extravagant. You should always start by asking yourself, “What would I want to have in a guest room I am staying at?” and go from there. At the end of the day, the most important thing is for your guests to see that you put some time and effort into it.