When you have someone coming to stay with you, it can often be a rush to put together somewhere for them to live and sleep during their visit. By having the perfect guest room already set up, you won’t have to worry! Read on to discover five top tips for ensuring your guest’s comfort.
Choose your color palette wisely.
While you may love neon prints and crazy colors, it may give your guest a headache. You may not be familiar with their tastes so use a neutral color scheme that most people will be able to get on board with. For the walls, a white, cream, beige or pale grey tone would be perfect and can easily be brightened up with a few décor elements.
The same goes for the floor – stick to neutral carpeting or a simple wood. If you can’t resist adding a little color, do it through complementary textiles such as cushions, candles or artwork. Add enough furniture for your guest’s needs.
Living out of a suitcase can be frustrating so be sure to provide a large chest of drawers or a spacious wardrobe in order to allow your guest to unpack and live normally and comfortably during their stay. In addition to unpacking their clothing and belongings, you should also ensure there is somewhere out of the way to keep their suitcase while not in use. It would be simply inconvenient for them to have it taking up floor space and may even put them at risk of injury.A bedside table is also important for your guest’s comfort. Many people like to read, charge their phone or set a glass of water next to the bed so a bedside table or night stand will make this a lot easier for your guest.
Finally, if there’s space, offer a small desk or vanity for your guest to use in their room.Keep things bright and clear.If your guest room is dark and dull, your guest may not be comfortable spending a long period of time in there. They may need bright right to read, get ready or they may simply dislike the dark! Ensure your light bulbs are working and provide extra lamps if necessary.
Whether you’re going all out or sticking to a budget, ensure your guest has the very best you can manage to ensure a happy, relaxing stay. This should include a comfortable bed, high-quality mattress and fresh, soft linens.
Ensure your guest has everything they need.Once you have got the decorating and furniture down, you’ll need a few practical and decorative items to ensure your guest feels welcome. Here are a few ideas for things that will ensure they have everything they need during their stay:
• A change of bedding
• Extra pillows
• Freshly cleaned towels
• An alarm clock
• Wardrobe hangers
• A good size mirror
• Tissue box
• A reading light
• A selection of books or magazines
• A universal charger for mobile devices
• Travel size toiletries (toothpaste, shower gel)
Make your guest’s comfort a priority.