Making a guest room feel like home is all about having the right amenities. Whether you’re hosting a friend or family member, or renting out your place on Airbnb, it’s important to provide the right balance. On one hand, you want to create a space that feels welcoming and warm for your guests. One the other hand, you don’t want them to feel so at home that they overstay their welcome (or have no reason to get out and explore the city!).
The best way to strike this delicate balance is by combining practicality with luxury. You want your guests to have everything they need at their fingertips, from towels and toiletries to an extra blanket in case of chilly nights, but you also want them to feel like they are staying at a five-star hotel. The good news is that with a few simple additions, you can create an inviting guest room without breaking the bank.
Here are some of the most important elements of a perfect guest room:
Buy a new mattress
There’s nothing like the comfort of your own bed. Even when we’re traveling for work, we miss having our favorite mattress to sleep on. After all, this is the place that allows you to relax after a long day, and where you spend a large portion of your time.
The first step in making your guest room more inviting is purchasing a new mattress. For some people, they hold on to their beds for far too long (the average mattress lasts seven years) and it’s not until they upgrade that they realize how much they’ve been missing out on. You want your guests to feel like they’re sleeping in an oasis and the right bed can provide that feeling.
Because there are so many different types of mattresses out there, it may help to do a little research to figure out what kind would be best for your guests’ needs. If they want something firm and supportive but still comfortable, then a foam mattress would probably be ideal. If they prefer a plushy feel with lots of sink, then latex or memory foam would likely be the best choice.
Add decorating touches
If you’re looking to make your guest room feel like home, you might be wondering what decorating tricks and techniques can help. You should start by bringing in little touches that can make your guests feel at ease. Some of these touches include things like flowers, artwork, and throws, but there are plenty of other great options as well.
- A throw blanket
- A nice chair
- A storage bench
- A fan or portable heater (if you live in a climate that gets hot or cold)
Provide a reading light
You can make just about anyone feel at home by providing an easy-to-use reading light. A good reading light will make the guest feel comfortable while they’re catching up on their favorite book, or browsing their phone before bed. The best lamps are ones that will allow your guests to read in bed without waking you up or keeping you up. The right lamp should have a soft glow, and be adjustable for different lighting situations. If you want to go the extra mile for your guests, place some books and magazines on the nightstand so they have something to read!
Set out luggage racks
The most simple way to make your guests feel at home is to get out of their way. So instead of asking them to fight with the duvet while they try to fold it and turn it down, just set out some luggage racks for them. It’ll give them a place to put their luggage where they can unpack without having to fold and refold the sheets, and as soon as they’re ready to leave, they can just throw all their stuff back into their bags and be on their way.
Add Extra Pillows and Comforters
The easiest way to make a guest room feel more like home is to give your visitors plenty of extra pillows and blankets. This can help them get comfortable and fall asleep faster, especially if you are hosting someone who travels often. Try to keep the bedding in a guest room similar to what your guests would have at home, or even better than they would have at home. If you go shopping for all new bedding, be sure to cover the basics: sheets, pillowcases, a comforter or duvet, and throw pillows. You can also add blankets for warmth in the winter months.
Revamp The Washroom Space
You can make your guest room feel like home by revamping the washroom. It is one of the most important parts of your home where you spend quality time alone, so make sure you have a good space to relax and unwind after a long day. You can add stylish elements to your washroom with a bathtub, which is the best way to relax and unwind. Moreover, when you are having guests over for a long stay, a bathtub will help them feel at home as well.
Another way to make your guest room feel like home is by styling up the interiors with modern furniture. This can be done easily by adding some pieces of furniture in neutral colors such as white or grey, which will complement any color scheme in your room. For example, if you have red walls in your guest room then try using dark wood bed frames and dressers instead of white ones. This will give it an elegant look that will surely impress any visitor who walks through the door.
If you don’t have enough space for a dedicated guest room then consider using an extra bedroom as one! All it takes is some creativity and some changes around your house so that guests feel welcome when they arrive at your place.
Bring In Fresh Flowers
A welcoming scent is a great way to make your home feel like home and also help your guests feel at ease as soon as they walk in the door. Fresh flowers are a simple and beautiful way to add a sweet fragrance and lovely color to your guest room. You can always go with the traditional rose, but why not get creative and try some other floral arrangements? For example, lavender can add a calming smell and look great on a bedside table or nightstand. White roses can make the room look elegant and bring in a fresh, clean aroma. Chrysanthemums are known for their vibrant colors and long-lasting looks, so you may even be able to keep them around for when your guests come back next time!