Here are some simple tips to having a fabulous guest room. I said it last week and I will say it again, sleep in your guest room every once in awhile. Is it comfortable in both summer and winter? Is it quiet at night?
The top of the bed doesn’t have to hold the luggage. Nor is the floor is an appropriate spot. A folding luggage rack, a low console or a bench could be a perfect place to unpack. Think about your favorite hotel. Mimic your favorite details. Summer is the perfect time to schedule a trip to do some research.
Hotels have really pumped up t heir bedding. Don’t use all hand-me-downs. If you can’t get a new mattress, at least get some new, really nice pillows.
One of my pet peeves — please be sure to add a wastepaper basket in the guest room. Most people do some shopping, etc. while visiting and unpacking usually generates a little trash. Give them someplace to put it.
Outfit the guest bath with assorted toiletries and plenty of fresh towels. If the guest shares a family bathroom, a basket can be placed in the room. A small basket or container also makes it easier for them to tote their items back and forth.
Most of us love having guests. Make your guests love coming back by making them comfortable in your home.