The Perfect Guest Bedroom: 15 Warm And Welcoming Tips
It can be unsettling and uncomfortable leaving one’s home and traveling to stay as a guest in a another’s house. However, with a little creativity, a good host can create the perfect guest bedroom that offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere for their travel-weary visitors.
How To Create A Welcoming Guest Bedroom
- Keep the decor simple and tasteful. If you have decorated your guest bedroom with a busy theme, covering every spare inch with your personal taste in fabrics, textures, and knick-knacks, you’ll only remind your guest they are in an unfamiliar space. You can still decorate your guest room according to your own style (it IS your house, after all), just keep the self-expression under control!
- Provide an empty closet or dresser. Very few people like living out of a suitcase, where all their belongings descend into a wrinkly chaos. Most house guests GREATLY appreciate being able to unpack their items into an empty space, so clear out the guest room closet or provide a chest of drawers for use.
- Include a desk and/or comfy chair in the room. If your guests are staying for a while, they might need a temporary workspace. It can be difficult finding a quiet place where they can focus on important matters when visiting another person’s home. Of course, if there isn’t room for a desk in the guest bedroom, don’t worry. Most people can sit and work on their bed, if necessary.
- Set up a small coffee and tea station. Find a clear space where you can safely set a coffee maker, and place packets of coffee, creamer, and tea bags alongside. If a guest feels like a late night or early morning cup of tea, it’s much more comfortable for them to brew it in their own room than have to knock around in an unfamiliar kitchen.
- Find out what snacks your guest likes and leave a few by the bed or coffee station. If a guest arrives after you’ve gone to bed, they might be hungry and it is so much more comfortable for them to find something to eat in their room than trying to quietly find their way around a strange pantry.
- Note the gym, restaurants, parks, and other attractions in the area and print out a homemade brochure. Include distance, directions, costs, delivery options, and any other important details in the brochure. You can get creative and personalize the brochure to represent your home’s style if you’d like. And who doesn’t appreciate an opportunity to get creative?!
- Tape in a prominent spot (like the back of the door or on the top of the dresser) the wifi access information. It’s annoying to have to repeat a lengthy password, and no one likes having to interrupt their host repeatedly to get it. If they have it on hand, they’ll be able to access it on all their electronics, without you having to locate the password once!
- Along with the wifi password, list your contact numbers. Also, list any emergency numbers, and the number of a recommended physician in case any medical emergencies arise.