Thursday, November 2, 2017 / by Brian Ness
The holidays are coming – is your home ready for overnight guests? Follow these suggestions to create the perfect guest room for friends and family.
1. Offer reading material
A pile of recent magazines or a shelf of assorted books offers guests a way to wind down before bed.
2. Add flowers
A simple flower arrangement adds class and color to any room.
3. Provide seating
Make sure there's somewhere cozy for guests to sit if they need some alone time during holiday chaos.
4. Make wi-fi connection easy
Leave a piece of paper with your internet server's name and password on the dresser so guests can easily access your wireless connection.
5. Did they forget something?
Fill a basket with sample-sized containers of essentials, like toothpaste, mouthwash and shampoo.
6. Add a luggage stand
Put out a folding luggage stand where guests can prop their suitcases to avoid having to squat all the way down to the floor every time they need something.
7. Make the closet functional
Be sure to stock the closet with empty hangers for guest's clothes.
8. Add charm with decorations
Create a welcoming, calm space for guests. Err on the side of generic. Remember, not everyone wants to sleep surrounded by Star Wars-themed decorations or your horror movie poster collection.
9. A picture perfect welcome
Place a framed photo of you and your guest on the nightstand.
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