I've seen many bloggers participate in
and it's such a great idea (post about something worthwhile for other readers to learn from is the basic idea) and today as I was cleaning the guest room for our company coming this weekend, I realized that 1) I LOVE our little guest room and 2) it's Wednesday!! So yay, here's my first works-for-me wednesday post.
Just in time for those holiday guests, here are some tips on how to create a welcoming room for your guests:
-The most important thing is a comfy place to sleep of course! Make sure that the sheets are freshly washed (duh, right?) and that you have provided your guests with the appropriate amount of blankets so that they are comfortable. If you're not sure, put an extra blanket or two at the foot of the bed.
-Have something for your guests to read. I filled one of my gazillions of baskets with a variety of magazines and I make sure that the magazine on top is related to the current season. Who needs to read about Easter in November, right?
-Have fresh towels and commonly used toiletries readily available so they don't have to ask. I realize that these items could go in the bathroom, but it works better for our space to keep them in the guest room itself. Always have a new box of soap for your guests!
-Place a single flower from your garden in a small vase on the night stand or have a softly scented candle burning... something to welcome them and let them know that you prepared the room for THEM.
- I like to put a little treat on the pillows. Our company coming this weekend likes Reeses! And I'll also write a quick little note to put on the pillow to thank our friends for traveling a long distance to visit with us.
-Have a few hangers and space in the closet for them to hang their clothing and couple of empty drawers for your guests to unpack is nice so they don't have to live out of their suitcase.
-Have a chair or somewhere for your guests to sit (in our guest room, we happen to have a piano bench... because it couldn't stay with the piano since little Jakers likes to pull it down on his forehead :( so sad!)
I don't believe that a guest room has to have perfectly cleared out closets (mine doubles as my craft closet!) or that it needs to have the most expensive bedding- just something comfortable and welcoming. By implementing these simple tips in creating your guest room (whether it's an actual guest room or a blow-up air mattress in your family room) you can make a lasting impression on your guests that lets them know that they are welcome visitors in your home.