With the holidays quickly approaching, getting your guest room and bath gussied up should be on the top of your priority list if you are hosting family or friends now or in the new year.
From essential items to items that are more fancy and fun, these tips are sure to make your guests feel warm and cozy in your home.
Clean and Inviting Environment
Adding things like scented candles and a fresh floral arrangement will put your guests at ease while making them feel extra welcomed to your home - plus, they are fun elements to include to showcase your personal style. Presenting a clean and organized environment will make your guests feel the room was designed specifically with them in mind!
Right before your guests are set to arrive, place a beautifully curated welcome basket on the foot of the bed. Include fun things like a lifestyle magazine, sweet treats, and an item that can be used during one of your upcoming outings (think a beach towel if you are headed to the pool or beach!) and essentials like extra bars of soap, and a beautiful printable of the Wifi password. If you live in a city or state in which your guests are not from, try including local items such as locally made honey, a community paper, or an item your state is known for (i.e. a basket of oranges if your home is in Florida).
If you have a guest bathroom as well, including toiletry essentials such as small bottles of shampoo, conditioner, and cotton balls can be a great addition to your welcome basket for an overall comfortable stay.
Organized Linen Closet
An organized closet in your guest room will make your guests feel more welcome. Include extra pillows, throw blankets, and linens to make your guests feel extra comfy. Having things readily and easily accessible for your guests such as towels, an iron and ironing board, and a surface to unpack their belongings will give them a more boutique hotel feel. Make sure to leave extra hangers in your closet for delicate items to be hung - this is a small note, but one your guests will appreciate as they are getting ready for one of the fun activities on your itinerary together!
Add a dash of fun and excitement by including a cart or table with beverages. A styled beverage cart including things like bottled water, snacks, and cocktails will make your guests feel more comfortable by having light snacks on hand in their room rather than having to feel intrusive when looking through the main pantry in the kitchen.
Style Me Pretty Contributor - Erica Chambers is a freelance writer and blogger at Styles by the C. After living in New York City, she has made her permanent residence along the white sandy beaches of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida with her new husband and fur child, Maxwell. When she isn't working, you'll find her exploring local brunch spots or designing a nursery for her and her husband's first child, Leo.