Being a host can be a stressful experience at times, especially when you’re concerned about whether your home is comfortable for your guests. You may also be concerned if they are warm enough with the bedding you provide or if the mattress and pillows suit their preferences. You may never be able to guarantee everyone’s comfort, but you could improve your chances by creating a cozy guest room in one of the following ways:
Update the bedding
Just like you could buy high quality bedding from major retailers such as Quince for your bedroom, you can do the same for guest beds. Linen, bamboo, or satin sheet sets paired with waffle duvet covers or cozy comforters can be ideal options when trying to create a comfortable sleeping environment for overnight guests.
If you’re concerned that your guests will be too warm or not warm enough, add a blanket at the end of the bed and purchase both winter and summer sheets for adequate temperature regulation.
Keep the decor simple
Guest rooms can become dumping grounds for artwork and home decor that doesn’t fit with the rest of the house. However, mismatched, or too much, decor can create a chaotic and overwhelming environment for visiting guests. Keep the decor simple to create a clean, streamlined environment. Plus, the fewer knick-knacks and artwork you have, the less dusting you need to do.
Provide storage space
Whether your guests are staying for a night, a week or longer, help them enjoy their stay and feel more comfortable by providing storage space for their belongings. Provide an empty closet and dresser and encourage them to use it to make it easier for them to find what they need during their stay. When storage is reserved for guests, they may also feel like you’re going the extra mile to make sure they enjoy their stay and feel welcome.
Create a snack station
Each household has a unique dining program, which may or may not suit your guests. While you might encourage your guests to help themselves whenever they’re hungry, not everyone feels comfortable doing so.
Knowing your guests might be feeling hungry and not telling you, consider setting up a snack station and setting it up in guest rooms for when people come to stay. Packaged snacks such as chips, protein bars, dried fruit and crackers arranged in a wicker basket are bound to be well received.
Don’t forget the toiletries
Traveling with toiletries can be tricky, especially when trying to comply TSA regulation during air travel. Knowing that your guests may not have everything they need to take care of their personal hygiene, set up a toiletry station in the guest bedroom or guest bathroom.
At a minimum, a toiletries station should have shampoo and conditioner, toothpaste and toothbrushes, dental floss, and soap. If you want to go the extra mile, consider adding eye drops, sunscreens, lotions, and hygiene products.
Creating a cozy guest room can be easier than you think, whether you’re hosting family and friends or complete strangers. Take some of these actions above and your guests are sure to be impressed by your willingness to make their stay as comfortable and convenient as possible.