Wondering how to set up a welcoming guest room? It’s actually pretty simple!
Making your guests feel welcome in your home can be simple and easy. Taking the time to set up a welcoming guest room is a great way to make your guests feel like they are special to you. And if you’re on a budget, it doesn’t have to cost you a lot either.
HOW TO SET UP A WELCOMING GUEST ROOM
- Clear out anything that doesn’t need to be in your guest room. Often our guest’s rooms double as storage or home offices. Take the time to clear out these items so your guest doesn’t feel like they are being shoved into a storage closet or getting in the way of your home office. Pull everything out that you can, and hide everything else out of view to make your guest space feel less cluttered.
- Give the room a good cleaning and fresh linens. Guest rooms are typically not used often which means they can get dirty and need a good cleaning to be ready for guests. Dust the shelves, change the sheets, and sweep the floors for a quick clean up that will leave your guest room feeling relaxed and welcoming. And don’t forget to leave out a set of fresh towels and wash clothes!
- Stock the bathroom. A little basket in your guest bathroom with necessities can really help in a pinch. Things like shampoo and conditioner, floss, toothpaste, a new toothbrush and even a few options for feminine hygiene needs if it’s appropriate. Don’t forget some shaving cream and a bar of soap.
- Pay attention to the little things. Things like adding fresh-cut flowers or a sweet note for your guests. A small stack of magazines or a few interesting books they might enjoy while laying in bed are sure to please. Simple things that show that you took the time to think about your guests before they arrived will help them feel right at home.
- Place a basket of goodies in the room for your guests. This should have bottles of water and some snacks that your guests can enjoy when they are hungry but don’t want to bother you for food (been there, done that!). This will help them feel comfortable and more at home. It can be awkward asking for water or food in someone else’s home. Also let them know that they are welcome to your fridge and pantry. That way, they don’t have to depend on you if you aren’t home when they are ready to eat.
- Leave out the wifi password for your guests. These days everyone has a device or a few that run on wifi. Leaving the password visible in your guest room is a great way to ensure that your guests can get connected without having to wait for you to have a moment to give them the password or feel awkward about asking. Making sure they have an available plug for charging devices is also an excellent way to help them stay connected without having to bug you for charging cables or free plugs.
It doesn’t take a lot to make your guests feel at home in your guest room, or whatever area of the house they will be staying in. Supplying the little things that go amiss during travel will help your guests relax and enjoy their stay.