A few of my blogging friends and I are sprucing up our guest rooms this week and sharing a few tips to help you make your guests feel welcome when visiting. Our guest room gets used most often by my in-laws who live out of state, and I'm hoping my Grandma will visit soon too.
This beautiful white pin tuck duvet cover was provided by Crane & Canopy, a company known for their quality bedding, which is also pretty and affordable. I love how it makes the king bed feel like one you might find at a nice hotel with fresh white sheets. The duvet is 400 tread count, 100% cotton sateen, and very well-made. I kept everything else in the room minimal so that people will have a sense of fresh and calm while they are here. To add a little color to the room, I brought in a couple pillows and a throw blanket from another room.
A good pair of lamps is important for your quests, especially those who like to read in bed before falling asleep. I also like to sneak in and turn on the lamps at night so that when guests enter their room at night, a soft light welcomes them in. You could also light a candle. Fresh flowers are just nice and thoughtful. These grocery store daisies are inexpensive and last for about two weeks.
I always keep a clock, pen, paper, and coaster on the nightstand.
A welcome gift basket is always appreciated. I filled this tray with some of the basics: fresh fruit and chocolate, water, books, magazines, and a cell phone charger. I try to keep my guests' interests in mind when I choose the magazines and books.
It only takes a second to leave a message for your guests.
Some other things to be mindful of when having guests over is to leave space in dresser drawers and/or the closet for their clothes with extra hangers, fresh toiletries, towels and washcloths and perhaps a hairdryer if you have an extra one.
You can see our Neutral Master Bedroom Refresh here or visit the Home Tour tab to see the other rooms in our home. It's always a work in progress! ;)