How to Create a Comfortable Guest Room

It’s always exciting to stay over with friends and family, but there’s nothing worse than uncomfortable sleeping arrangements! If you’re fortunate enough to have a spare room in your home, then why not make the most of it and ensure your guests have a pleasant stay? Here are a few simple things you can do to create a more comfortable guest room…

Bedside Light

Practically, a bedside light is crucial. Not only does it create a soft, night-time ambience which will help your guests to ‘switch off’ just before sleep, but it will eliminate any ‘stubbed toe dramas’ as they rush back into bed after switching off the main light!

Toiletries

We’ve all done it. Arrived at a friend’s house and realised we’ve forgotten our toothpaste! A little tray or basket of ‘miniatures’ in the guest room (such as deodorant, toothpaste and shower gel) can eliminate these embarrassing moments, leaving your guests feeling well looked after.

Curtains

Ensure your guests have a good night’s sleep by opting for good quality blackout curtains or blinds. That way, they won’t be disturbed by any outside lights at night, and they won’t be awoken at the crack of dawn by the morning sun.

Towels

Always make sure your guests have fresh, clean towels waiting in their room for them. Top Tip: Roll them up and pop them in a basket to gain extra ‘hotel luxe’ points!

Plug Socket

It’s a good idea to make sure there is a plug socket near to your guests bed, so that they can charge their phone or other technical gadgets at night. If you don’t have this luxury already, try adding a small extension plug and bringing it closer to the bed. It’s the little things that make life a little easier.

Fresh flowers

Finally, add a vase of fresh flowers to your guest room to give your guests a big ‘Welcome!’ as they enter. They’ll fill the room with their lovely scent, and pretty the place up too! Win-win.

So there you have it. A few simple tips which will go a long way when it comes to giving your guests a comfortable stay. Be careful though, they won’t ever want to leave…

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