When you have someone staying over at your house, you really do want to make sure that they are comfortable. You also want to make sure that they are relaxed, and happy at all times. The best way for you to do this is to focus on the guest bedroom. A few simple upgrades can go a long way, and this is especially the case if you are on a budget.
Buy the Best Bed
The first thing that you need to do is buy the best bed that money can buy. Don’t let your guest sleep on an old mattress, just because you can’t afford one. This will make them feel unwelcome and they will probably have a horrible night’s sleep as a result. If you are unable to afford a good, quality mattress then an air mattress can work. Just make sure that you choose one that is nice and dense, and that you also place it over a box spring to lift it up off the floor.
Think about it, what do you like about staying in a hotel? Chances are it is the cozy, crisp bed linen and the extra comfort items that are supplied. You may have a mattress topper, a good selection of pillows and even a down comforter as well. Quality pillowcases are not to be overlooked either, as this can make a world of difference to your overall comfort level. Fresh linens and bath towels should also be available to your guests. Remember that accidents happen, and if water gets spilled on the bed then they need to have a spare sheet on-hand.
It’s so important that your guests have somewhere they can set their luggage down. It doesn’t have to be anywhere huge, just a small luggage rack or even a small table. If you are not able to provide your guest with something like this then you should note that a chair is better than nothing. It also helps to have enough wardrobe space so that they can put their case away when it is not in use.
You may have a great collection of dolls and this is great, but don’t be tempted to fill up the dresser or even the closet with them. You also need to avoid putting any huge decorations up. When it comes to your guest room, less is really more. The more space your guests have, the more comfortable they will feel and the more welcoming your home will look. If you have items in your guest room that really don’t align with the look or feel of a fine hotel then get rid of them.
Keep useful items, like a clock in there, but everything else should come out.
One of the biggest missteps is having a nice room with no bedside lamp. Sometimes your
guests will want to sit and read a nice book, or they may even want to have some atmospheric light in the room. For this reason, it’s always nice to have a light that they can turn on by the side of the bed. When you do this, you can then help them to feel comfortable and you can also stop them from stumbling around in the dark as well. If you have a make-up mirror, then having a light under here would certainly be a luxury and your guests will appreciate it.
If your guest room has a bathroom attached, then this is absolutely fantastic. Try and keep the bathroom color scheme as light as possible to give the appearance of your bathroom being larger and clean.
Bathroom vanities with a white finish are great here. It also helps to keep it free from clutter as well. Sure, it may be nice to leave your guests some bath salts or even a bottle of shampoo, but don’t go overboard and provide them with things that they probably aren’t going to use during their stay with you.
If your guests happen to share their room with your home office then clear a foot, or even two foot if you can, of pole space in the closet. Door hooks are great for coats, but you can’t expect your guests to hang up their clothes there. Nobody likes to have wrinkled or creased clothes at the end of the day, so make sure that you give them the option of being able to hang them and help them to make that space their own as much as possible. This will help them to feel much more comfortable.