Having guests round to stay can be a stressful yet exciting experience. If you have a spare room that you use for guests, then chances are it could do with a touch up before you have anyone over to stay. There is something special about making your guests feel welcome and comfortable. There are many ways in which you can make your guest room, but before you start, plan ahead.
If you are struggling to think of how to make your guest room suitable, then think of what you would find in a top hotel and then try to match. Budget is a big factor, so only go with what your budget allows. You can get some great cheaper products that look just as good as their more expensive alternatives. Even if you just give the room a dusting, add some fresh bedding and make sure the room is aired out. But if your budget allows, here are some simple tips on how you can make your guest room more inviting.
If you are going to do one thing, it’s that you are going to ensure that your guests have a good night’s sleep. There is nothing worse than a bad night’s sleep so you won’t want your guests sleeping on the saggy old mattress that not even your dog will sleep on. No, instead you can opt for either a good second-hand mattress or, you can opt for an air mattress as they are comfortable and can be used on a box spring bed or even on the bed frame you have.
Bedding is an important feature, if you have stains on your bedding, remove and replace them. This doesn’t mean you have to go luxury, but some fresh clean bedding is always a nice touch. There are now some great cheap duvet cover sets that look just as luxurious as their more expensive alternative. If you wanted to add a little bit of lux, you could add a mattress topper, a throw or throw pillows to add a beautiful scene to the bedroom.
It is so annoying when you go to stay somewhere and you have to live out of your suitcase for the duration because there is nowhere to hang your clothes or hide your suitcase so make sure this doesn’t happen to your guests. Ensure that your guests can hang their clothes and hide their suitcases somewhere so it keeps the room nice and tidy.
If you have a wardrobe, then you will need to clear and clean it out, but other alternatives could be as simple as a chair or under the bed. Keeping their clothes nice is important, so if you don’t have a wardrobe, a simple clothing rack will also be a great addition.
Amenities are what make a hotel room that extra bit special, so why not do the same with your guests. Simple things like an alarm clock, pen and paper, tissues and a hairdryer will do just fine. If you have a spare iron and board, that will be great as it will save your guests feeling awkward asking for one. If you wanted to go all out, you could even have a coffee machine in their room. If your budget doesn’t allow it or the room is too small, let them know where everything is so they can help themselves.
Although it is your house, you will still want to give your guests some privacy as they may just want some peace if things get a tad too much. Having some sort of window coverings like blinds or curtains is an obvious choice as they keep light out and offer sufficient privacy. As explained earlier, this doesn’t have to be expensive or luxury, but something matching your bedding would look great. If you were looking to add more detail, you could look for some sort of drapes or side panels, but only if your budget allows this.
The world we live in revolves around the internet, whether that is for your Alexa, connecting your laptop or simply watching Netflix. So your guests will need to know the password. You could make it easy for them by having it ready in their room in a frame next to the bed. If you don’t have strong wifi, get them a cable so they can connect. You never know if they may need it for an emergency.
There are so many ways you can brighten up a room, and there are just as many benefits to it. For one, it makes the room look bigger if you have a small room. Having light walls keeps it fresh and clean too. Alternatively, you could opt for having a range of mood lights around the room. If you have bedside cabinets you could have some table lamps on either side of the bed. If space allows, you could section a part of the room for a reading area with a standing light, a small comfy chair and a side table. This really will make the room feel that extra bit special.
If you have set up the reading area, then you may want to leave out some of your favourite books for them to try. It could also be nice having some travel guides with them so they can plan their stay. Another entertainment item could include a TV for them to watch before they go to sleep or for them to just relax in private.
There are many different ways to make your guests feel more welcome, but the best way is for them to have a beautiful guest room for them to stay in. You want to make your guests remember this visit for the right reasons. By following these simple steps, you can make your dream guest room a reality.