A few of my blogging friends and I are sprucing up our guest rooms this week and sharing a few tips to help you make your guests feel welcome when visiting. Our guest room gets used most often by my in-laws who live out of state, and I'm hoping my Grandma will visit soon too.
This beautiful white pin tuck duvet cover was provided by Crane & Canopy, a company known for their quality bedding, which is also pretty and affordable. I love how it makes the king bed feel like one you might find at a nice hotel with fresh white sheets. The duvet is 400 tread count, 100% cotton sateen, and very well-made. I kept everything else in the room minimal so that people will have a sense of fresh and calm while they are here. To add a little color to the room, I brought in a couple pillows and a throw blanket from another room.
A good pair of lamps is important for your quests, especially those who like to read in bed before falling asleep. I also like to sneak in and turn on the lamps at night so that when guests enter their room at night, a soft light welcomes them in. You could also light a candle. Fresh flowers are just nice and thoughtful. These grocery store daisies are inexpensive and last for about two weeks.
I always keep a clock, pen, paper, and coaster on the nightstand.
A welcome gift basket is always appreciated. I filled this tray with some of the basics: fresh fruit and chocolate, water, books, magazines, and a cell phone charger. I try to keep my guests' interests in mind when I choose the magazines and books.
It only takes a second to leave a message for your guests.
Some other things to be mindful of when having guests over is to leave space in dresser drawers and/or the closet for their clothes with extra hangers, fresh toiletries, towels and washcloths and perhaps a hairdryer if you have an extra one.
You can check out my friends' guest room spaces and tips also:
On Honey We're Healthy: I've made progress on my fitness program. :) See the Week 3 recap and photos here.