When friends or family members come to stay in your home, you want to be able to offer them somewhere comfortable and clean to relax and sleep. Unfortunately, a lot of people do not have a guest room, and many of those who do are often using them as storage spaces or dumping grounds for rarely used items. For others, the guest room lacks personality and has more in common with a hospital room than a bedroom. If any of this rings true for you, here are six top tips to help you create a luxurious bedroom for your guests.
- Invest in a high-quality mattress
The mattress on the bed should be a top priority when designing your guest bedroom. Your guests deserve a great night’s sleep, and a lumpy, springy, hard, or soft mattress will make this nearly impossible to achieve. Obviously, every person has their own preference in terms of the firmness of a mattress, but it should provide support, keep them cool, and hold them in place as they sleep. Take a look at the Definitive Guide to Buying a Mattress.
- Choose the best sheets, quilts, and pillows
Often, we use old bedding for the guest bedroom, but it is certainly worth investing in a set that is just used for guests. You should be looking for bedding that is breathable, soft, easy to care for, and features a high thread count. It is also a good idea to keep some extra blankets on the bed so that guests have the option to add more layers if they are cold. Neutral color schemes work well as they look clean and fresh. With some Home Depot coupons, you can invest in high-quality bedding at a reduced cost.
- Leave space for luggage
Guests will have luggage with them and even if they are only staying for one night, it can be a real inconvenience to live out of a suitcase on the bed. Leave some space on the floor for a suitcase to be stored, and provide a chest of drawers or a wardrobe for their clothing and a bedside table or dressing table for their jewelry and toiletries.
- Give guests some toiletries to use during their stay
Leave a clean and dry towel in the room, which the guest can use during their stay. The higher the quality the better, as it will be more absorbent and will dry quickly after use. You may also want to leave some toiletries such as toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, and body wash in case they have forgotten their own.
- Give guests some privacy
Being a guest can feel awkward, so try to maximize the amount of privacy they have. This includes ensuring the door will shut properly, that the windows have curtains or blinds, and that there is a mirror in the room for them to use.
- Make it a home from home
Leave some thoughtful items in the room that will help your guests to relax, such as some bedside books, a bathrobe, a welcome note, scented candles, and consider adding some personality to the room with art or photography and some splashes of color in the soft furnishings i.e. the curtains or cushions.