It can be unsettling staying in someone else’s home. As a good host, you should be aiming to make your guests feel as comfortable as possible, while also keeping a guest room that can be used as storage space by the family when you don’t have guests. Use these tips to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere for your visitors.
1. Keep the decor in your guest room setup simple and tasteful. If you decorate your spare room with a theme that is busy, covering every inch with your personal taste in textures, ornaments, and fabrics, you’ll only remind your guest that they’re not at home. Your guest room can of course be decorated in your style, but keep it neutral.
2. Provide an empty closet or dresser. Most of us use our guest rooms as extra storage but for an organized guest room, you should offer storage space for your guests. Nobody likes to live out of a suitcase. Most guests will appreciate being able to unpack.
3. Include a desk and a comfy chair in the room. If your guests are going to be staying with you for a while, then they might need a temporary workspace. It can be hard to find a quiet place to work in someone else’s house, so offer a desk, if you have room. A comfy chair can also be appreciated.
4. Set up a small coffee and tea station. Clear a space where you can then safely set up a coffee maker or kettle. Layout some packets of coffee, creamer, and tea bags. If a guest wants a hot drink late at night or early in the morning, they can have it in their room without feeling they’re disturbing you.
5. Find out what snacks your guest likes. Leave a few of these by the coffee station. If a guest arrives after you’ve gone to bed, they might be hungry, so will really appreciate being able to have a snack without having to wake you or trying to quietly find their way around an unfamiliar kitchen.
6.Print out a home-made brochure. If your guests will be with you for a while and entertaining themselves, make a note of all the nearby gyms, restaurants, parks, and other attractions they might like. You could include distances, directions, costs, delivery options, and other important details in the brochure. You could personalize the brochure to match the style of your home if you want to show off your creativity.
7. Tape the wifi access information in a prominent spot like the back of the door or on top of the dresser. It’s annoying to have to repeat a length password, and people often feel awkward having to ask their host for the wifi password. Provide it in the room, so they can put it into all their devices whenever they need to, without having to disturb you to ask.
With a beautiful guest room, your guests will feel comfortable and welcomed, and love staying with you.