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Holidays are right around the corner and that always means guests. Having a comfortable place for your guests to retreat to is the first (and most important) step in achieving the ultimate host or hostess status. Taking a few extra steps to get your guest quarters in shape can not only make your guests feel welcome – but also save you time and energy during their visit.
I partnered with Serena & Lily to give my guest bedroom a quick refresh just in time for the holidays. Here are some of my favorite tips for giving your guests the five-star treatment.
We can all agree that getting a good night’s sleep can make or break a vacation. Serena & Lily’s selection of best-in-class bedding made it easy to create a space that will make my guests feel extra special.
Any neutral lover will tell you that they love to use texture and patterns to give a room some depth. Serena & Lily has so many options to create layers with the most beautiful details. I love a crisp white sheet and these Olympia sheets did not disappoint. They have a subtle design that elevates your standard white pillowcase to add just the right amount of interest.
My favorite addition to this room is this palomino alpaca throw. It is luxuriously beautiful and I can see it being something that gets moved from room to room with ease.
We live in a digital age and the wifi password will be asked for… and probably not just once. I love to make it easy for everyone at my house (including me!) to have the most used password on display. A sticky note is great but including it in a cute little frame is the perfect way to keep it accessible and part of your decor.
I also think it’s a nice touch to create a little charging station that makes it easy for your guests to charge their devices. We all have extra chargers laying around our house. Why not create a dedicated spot for guests to recharge to take the guesswork out of it. This also can prevent unnecessary devices from gathering around your main living spaces.
Think about what you like to have in your bedroom and make sure your bedroom has all of those things. A mirror is something that is often forgotten but highly appreciated. What if you went to a hotel room and the only mirror was in the bathroom? I struggled with a mirror in this bedroom based on the wall treatment I added last year. This leaning mirror was the perfect solution and I think it gives this room the final touch that it needed.
I always think it’s a nice touch to leave towels out for guests. The less a guest has to “ask” for something, the more welcome they will feel. I love a good white towel and couldn’t resist the pretty details on these…
Hooks. Lots of hooks. I only have 5 hooks in this bedroom and they all get used to max capacity when I have guests here. They are good for holding jackets, purses, keys… etc!
If you will have guests for any longer than a couple of days, you should have a place for dirty clothes. This allows the room to stay clutter-free and will help your guests feel more comfortable about asking to wash clothes. These baskets come in various sizes and I use them around the house for everything from clothes hampers to toy storage.
Traveling is stressful enough. I know from personal experience that even as a well-versed packer, it’s not hard to forget at least one necessity. A few dollars at Target can get you a basket of goodies that your guests will appreciate. I like to include extra toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, razors, etc. This is a perfect place to use all those travel sizes that you accumulate when you travel!
I hope these tips helped and you’re ready to play ultimate hostess! Did I leave out any tips that you use? I would love to hear in the comments!
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