Are you overdue a catch up with old friends? Perhaps you haven’t seen certain family members in a while? Or you have an upcoming celebration that will see people travelling from far and wide to attend? Whatever the occasion, if you’re having guests to stay at your home, it’s nice to spend the time to make their room a place they can relax, unwind and feel at home. Staying with family and friends can be more comfortable and convenient than a night in a hotel, so here are 5 steps to take ahead of their arrival.
Make room for their luggage
On arrival, help guests take their bags to their room for the night. If possible, clear a drawer and or cupboard in advance, so that they can unpack and hang clothes if needed. Some guests like to unpack to feel at home, it’s much more glamorous than living out of a suitcase after all!
Set out fresh towels and toiletries
Keep a fresh set of guest towels in your linen cupboard and, ahead of time set them out neatly on a statement chair or on the end of their bed. If you will be sharing a communal bathroom, it’s a good idea to colour-code your towels. Offer guests a different colour or shade of bath towel to help them distinguish theirs from yours when getting ready in the morning. Shampoo, conditioner and shower gels can be easily forgotten when staying away from home, so go the extra mile, stock up on mini toiletries, and offer these along with fresh towels to your guests.
Comfortable and well-dressed bed
Your guest bed should be comfortable and of a good size to ensure they have a restful night’s slumber – a double will usually suffice. Prior to your guests arriving, make up their bed with crisp white bedding, ideally made of 100% cotton. A comfortable bed, such as those from Room to Sleep, and silky soft linens will be sure to make your guests feel welcome and well look after. To dress the bed and give the room an air of luxury, drape a faux-fur or knitted throw over the end of the bed and accessories with three or four complementing cushions. The various textures will help the unused room to feel more welcoming and cosy!
Let there be light
As you most likely have in your own bedroom, ensure your guest room has a suitably placed bedside table. This should home a small lamp – navigating an unfamiliar room in the dark can be a tricky and potentially dangerous task! It may also be a nice thought to leave a scented candle, bottle of water or two and an alarm clock on the side, along with the lamp.
Make a note of your wi-fi password
Living in the digital age, you’re bound to be asked for the wi-fi password. Make a note of the password on a piece of paper or notepad and leave it visible in the guest room. After all, nothing says make yourself at home quite like access to the wi-fi!
In anticipation of having guests to stay, whatever the time of year, having a clean around and freshen up of the guest room, as well as following the above 5 top tips, will leave your guests feeling welcomed to your home and ensure a peaceful, relaxing night’s sleep!
(Post in association with Room To Sleep)0