Designing your home can be quite the undertaking in and of itself but, when it comes to putting together a guest room, decisions are extra important! Not only do you want to make sure your guests feel comfortable and at home, you also have a bit of pride at stake. You want to be able to offer your guests particularly plush quarters for their stay; and we get that. Follow along for our tips and tricks on how to create the ultimate guest room for your visitors this holiday season.
Everybody has their own sleeping preferences. There are those of us who need our bedroom to be ice cold and others who would rather burrow under a mountain of toasty warm blankets. Unfortunately, if we can't create those specific conditions, it can be really hard to get a good night's sleep. Of course, most guests would rather spend their night tossing and turning rather than disturbing their hosts to adjust the temperature so it's important to give them the opportunity to change it at will. Choose sheets and blankets that create light, breathable layers and keep a couple heavier covers on hand so that your guests can access them. Also, be sure to include a fan for those who like the room to stay cool.
Nothing says “ultimate guest room” like guest towels! At some point in the visit your guests will need to freshen up; rather than make them ask for clean towels or carefully raid your linen closet, purchase a separate set. Create a special little area for these in the guest room, so that they’re there when guests arrive. When you go to purchase these towels be sure to choose a set that are similar in colour or pattern to the other accents in the room. By incorporating them into the overall design of the room, your guests will feel extra special knowing these are specifically theirs.
This is definitely one of those features that will set your guest room apart from the others. It can be difficult for some to get a good night’s sleep when in unfamiliar territory. There are ‘night owls’ and ‘morning people’ which means there’s a good probability that at least one of your guests is going to lay awake at night or sit up at the crack of dawn twiddling their thumbs. If you provide entertainment opportunities in the guest room, their wait for an acceptable time to get out of bed will be a lot more tolerable. Although your mind may automatically go to adding a TV, we recommend choosing forms of entertainment that add to the wonderful décor you’ve established. For example, look for some coffee table books and magazines they’re sure to thumb through.
Don’t forget to add the fun stuff! Fresh flowers are a nice touch that gives the room a natural, energizing vibe. Get a few toiletries, like an extra toothbrush, soaps, or shampoos that further establish the décor of the room and instantly put your guests in the classy hotel room state of mind. You might even consider leaving a little tray with some bottled waters and healthy snacks for guests who may not feel comfortable raiding your refrigerator.
If you've been looking for ways to wow your friends and family, following this guide to creating the ultimate guest room for the holidays is sure to impress. In fact, you may find that your extra bedroom will be so nice that your holiday visitors won’t want to leave! Be sure to check out the Marina Homes, blog for more tips and tricks during the upcoming holiday season.