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Last week I shared the coral and aqua guest room I put together for the Nevada house. Together with my parents, we’re hosting a family reunion this Christmas so I’m getting a jump start on making the house a soft place to land for our holiday get together.
As part of the BHG Live Better Network, today I’m sharing some additional ideas for making a guest room welcoming by adding a few thoughtful amenities for when guests are staying in your home. I think the best way to approach making guests comfortable is rather simple, just consider what might be included in a nice hotel room!
The obvious necessities are cozy linens and lamps to illuminate. An alarm clock is a practical accessory as well, also some extra space to place a phone, sunglasses, and keys which is why I love the pullout top on these petite chests. It’s kind to provide your WiFi password so they can logon to check email, etc.
Extra keys and tissues are a thoughtful perk, a spare set of house keys for your guests allows them to come and go on their own time.
We removed the old mirrored closet doors in this room and are awaiting new ones, meanwhile it’s great to provide a place for guests to prop their suitcase and hang their clothes so a luggage rack and extra hangers come in handy. Bonus if you have an extra dresser to share! I tucked an extra blanket inside the closet and also a full length mirror too.
It’s nice to provide a little wastebasket for tossing tissues, wrappers, or trash, and bottled water in the room means they don’t have to roam into the kitchen in the middle of the night if thirsty.
Hidden inside one of the drawers I used three different sizes of blue square bowls to corral snacks and extra toiletries. Your guests will be grateful for a few goodies to tide them over between meals. Personal care items or toiletries they might have left behind are a thoughtful addition.
A clean stack of plush towels in a nearby bathroom set aside for your guests is also welcoming gesture.
It doesn’t take much for guests to feel welcome, just a few thoughtful details placed in the space and they’ll remember a comfortable stay!
Here’s a handy checklist for future reference :)