When getting a guest room ready for house guests, there are some things to consider. Your guests should be comfortable which means being prepared with all of the necessities. Keep reading to get a better understanding of how to stock your guest room for comfort.
First and foremost, the bedding should be comfortable and versatile. Make sure the bedding is soft and layered. Always use the top sheet covered by a duvet or comforter. To add an extra layer of texture, it is also nice to have a throw or quilt folded up at the end of the bed. This helps guests who might get cold at night. Guests can always take blankets away, but they can’t add warm bedding if it is not readily available to them.
Make sure there is storage space for their clothing, belongings and their suitcase. Storage for clothing should be a dresser with some free drawers available. It is a good idea to have room in a closet with empty hangers. It is nice to have the option to hang clothes when traveling. Also, make sure there is enough room in the closet for guests to store their suitcase. If you are like most Americans and there’s no closet space available, add a luggage rack or a bench at the end of the bed. This is convenient for packing and unpacking, using the bed as a place to fold and get organized. Having the suitcases at the end of the bed on luggage racks or a bench makes it easier to pack. This also prevents bedding from gettings stained from dirty suitcase wheels.
Place at least one nightstand next to the bed. Guests need room for their phones, medicine, books and other personal items. Add a bedside lamp to the nightstand as well. A bedside lamp will add extra lighting for guests to use at night. If you want to go the extra mile, provide phone chargers near the nightstand for your guests.
Place clean towels on the bed before visitors arrive. Whenever possible have a place for people to hang their damp towels. It is nice to have racks on the back of the door. This allows for someone to get ready in their bedroom without having to go back to the bathroom and find a place to hang a damp towel.
Details make for an inviting space. To make the room extra welcoming add a vase of fresh flowers to the nightstand or a dresser. If there’s a television in the room, make sure the remote is easy to locate. If the nightstand gets crowded, place items like the remote, flowers or towels on a decorative tray on the bed. Visitors will be very appreciative of your hospitality if you take the details into account.