I love having house guests. Such fun to cook for friends/family and have new personalities/energy around your home for a few days.
Here are my favorite ways to make guests feel extra special, comfortable, and more than accommodated for, during a stay in our home. Think ‘this is a hotel’:
- Add extra blankets to the bed (nothing worse than being cold in your sleep! They can always take them off if hot). I like to do it hotel-style with a sheet, then a down comforter, a blanket, and then a decorative comforter (ALSO, a throw at the edge of the bed).
- Fold clean towels nicely and place on the bed, tied up in a pretty ribbon-bow to give truly exude ‘new’ and ‘clean’, ‘just for you’.
- Frame a photo of the guest(s) in a frame in the room. (Target has a great print-from-Facebook option on their printer which allows you to pull from friends photos).
- Leave a few simple snacks and bottle of water in the room in case your guest(s) get hungry/thirsty at night, or in the morning before breakfast (personally, I am always hungry the second I wake up, which is a dilemma when I am a guest in someone’s home and I don’t feel its appropriate to run down to their kitchen!)
- Buy a magazine of your guest(s) interests and place by the bed.
- Have a chair, bench or hooks for them to place their suitcase/any items on, rather than on the floor.
- Always have a clock.
- Tissues by the bed.
- A nightlight is a nice touch since they won’t know the room very well.
- Have a light by the bed in addition to the general room light. (Reachable from the bed).
- Place a robe in the guest bathroom.
- Have hooks at least behind the door for them to hang an outfit/towel. (leaving a hanger in nice, too)
- Buy a ‘room number’ (such as ’1′) to put on the door(s). This is just super cute. My grandparents always did this on their guest room doors and I have always adored the idea.
- My personal must: A FULL-LENGTH mirror! Nothing worse than staying in someone’s home and you have to exit your room after dressing without viewing your full outfit yet!
What are your favorite, extra-special touches to do for your house guests?