You have got a spare room that you plan to convert into a guest room to host your friends who are visiting from out of town? Or are you renting out a spare guest room while you’re away? Whatever the reason may be, welcoming people into your place is always a great way to show off your hosting abilities and make people feel welcomed. So spoil your guests with these 5 simple steps, and be the hostess of the mostest. Read on!
Create A Heaven On Bed
We cannot deny it: fluffy cushions are the best. Predict the sleeping or lounging habits of your guests and fill the guest bed with extra cushions, pillows and throws. These soft and fluffy decors will instantly beautify the star of the room and are multi-functional; providing added comfort for reading or for propping up tired legs after a day out and about. Besides the usual pillow for sleeping, try adding a secondary pillow with a different level of hardness so that your guests can choose for a good night’s rest. Or as we all decorating people would love, a pop of cushion that would inject a stylish statement. Finish the look with a fluffy throw atop the blanket for that touch of extra cosiness and luxury.
Provide Bedside Essentials
We have all had that hotel room peeve: the power sockets for charging up your mobile device are by the TV, causing you to make the awkward decision of sitting in front of a blaring screen to use your phone simultaneously. None of that nonsense in your guest room! Everyone is used to having a certain set of necessities within reach in their own bedrooms. Providing your guests with a bedside table to keep these nearby — a reading lamp, charging port and drawer space or even an eye mask will enhance their overnight experience. To foolproof this step, think about how you would like to have in the space should you be a guest yourself. That is probably a good gauge of how your guests would require the room to be too!
Set Up A Mini Pantry
It is natural for your guests to want a good amount of privacy within the room. Some guests may be shy to walk around the entire apartment to reach communal areas like the kitchen and living room, so it will be an added delight to bring these things to them.
Think about the basic necessities they will need. A pitcher of drinking water, a coffee machine (this may be a little out of the way for you to set it up, but hey, you may have a spare one somewhere or even work with canned options) and easy snacks will be sufficient to give them comfort and save them the hassle of leaving the room in the middle of the night. Alternatively, you may like to consider a scaled-down version of having 2 bottles of mineral water and a pack of biscuits on the nightstand. This small gesture, even with the scaled down alternative, will surely make your guests feel extremely taken care of.
Breathe Life Into The Room
If you think that styling a room is all about the large furniture and decor, think again! Flowers and green plants can add an immediate freshness to any room. So give your guests a refreshing and welcoming room experience with the greeting of our potted friends. Pop some fresh flowers into a tall vase on a table or accentuate your tabletop and shelves with shorter houseplants like cacti and succulents. Perhaps a pot of aloe vera may be a great option too. They are easy to care for and you can even harvest their leaves to make quick hydration masks for radiant and youthful skin whenever you want! Two birds with a stone for sure! If you’re not the biggest fan of live plants, try fake ones or low-maintenance terrariums. They will do the job just as well, with none of the fuss.
Provide In-Room Entertainment
That said, if you have not got a TV in the guest room, do not freak out. You do not actually have to provide a luxury of the hotel anyway. Without a TV, chances are your visitors will look to their phones or iPads for entertainment during their downtime. All you have got to do is provide them with Wifi if you can. Perhaps a cute frame with the Wifi details or a neatly written note on the mirror would spruce things up for the room? If not, reading materials, an audio dock and games are tidbits you can use to keep your guests occupied, all while having the full home-stay experience. With these easy tips, we are sure that your guests would feel right at home and would probably like to extend their stay a day or two.