How to make a comfortable guest bedroom where your guests feel welcomed

By |2018-10-26T20:19:46+00:00September 17th, 2018|decor|26 Comments

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The holidays are creeping up on us slowly; just yesterday I saw a Christmas tree on sale at Costco.  There were presents for the kiddos, gift wrapping and all sorts of holiday decor.  Before you know it, you will have house guests ringing the door bell looking for a place to stay. Is your house ready?   In light of the approaching season,  I wanted to share a some tips on how to make your guest room more welcoming and comfortable for your guests.

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MINIMILIZE YOUR SPACE

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You don’t have to completely remodel your space to make your guests feel welcomed. I believe you can make a couple of changes, add a couple of details and bring in some textures – and that, will be enough to make your space, welcoming and comfortable. Also, making the room less personalized and more minimal, helps provide an ambience of relaxation. Think about your favorite hotel room – its usually decorated in light colors with a couple of pieces here and there to make your stay very comfy.

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CHOOSING TEXTURES

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Textures, textures, textures. There is no better way to bring life to a space than by adding textures. In fact, by changing or updating of your bedding and adding a couple of new decorative pillows –  you can bring new life to your guest room. Textures are a great way to bring light airy colors, set a specific mood (in this case a relaxed setting) and a great way to make a room feel warm and welcoming.

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THE DETAILS

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There are a couple of small details to consider – when hosting guests.

  1. Leave your wifi password for them to use on their electronics.
  2. Have an outlet available for them to recharge their devices.
  3. Provide a chair or a luggage rack, for them to place their bags
  4. A couple of snack items and a couple of water bottles are always great to have in the room.

I like to provide my guests with a GUEST WELCOME CART. I leave the cart full of snacks, goodies, water, extra towels and a couple of other details that they might enjoy. Check out my Guest Welcome Cart by clicking on the link.

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ITS THE LITTLE THINGS

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Paying attention to small details, like leaving a nice smelling candle in the guest-room and even guest bathroom – is a great way to make your guests feel like you thought about them. A fresh scented candle can make a room very comfy;  leaving one in a bathroom, can make your guests feel more comfortable about being there.

Fresh and clean bedding is always a must. Provide an extra throw blanket, just in case your guests would like to use one. Extra pillows are a nice touch.  Another nice detail is providing a small plate or basket for them to place their small personal belongings . ex. jewelry, watches, wallets…

Last, but not least, give them some closet space with a couple of hangers to hang dressy clothes or coats.

I hope that you have enjoyed reading about the small changes you can make to have your guests feel welcomed in your home. I hope that it inspires and that you can put some of these tips to good use +maybe even share them with a friend or too. Please feel free to share this post.  I hope that you have found it helpful.

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26 Comments

  1. Nicole Anderson | Camping for Women September 17, 2018 at 9:27 pm - Reply

    Great tips which are very timely for me. I have a friend who I haven’t seen for over 20 years coming to stay with me in December and your ideas should really help in getting the room ready for her and her husband. Having the right balance between making it feel relaxing and not filling the space with what might be seen as ‘clutter’ is the way to go. The candle idea and a note for the wifi logins are also lovely ideas.

  2. Maribel September 17, 2018 at 10:24 pm - Reply

    Love it, I would love to be your guest, as these ideas are super welcoming . I always have to use one of the kid’s rooms for the guests and it is challenging to make it welcoming in there… 😉 My next home would definitely have an extra bedroom for guests. 🙂

  3. Kristy Bullard September 18, 2018 at 12:58 am - Reply

    Your guest room looks so cozy and inviting! I would never want to leave!

  4. Princess September 18, 2018 at 6:22 am - Reply

    Looks so pretty! These ornaments do give off a welcoming and cozy vibe. Thanks for sharing!

  5. kumamonjeng September 18, 2018 at 8:50 am - Reply

    Great tips you have here and I shall follow some of your reference to make my guess room and hope my future guests will like it.

  6. Megan September 18, 2018 at 12:18 pm - Reply

    I love this, what a gorgeous guest room. I’d feel very at home staying here! 🙂 I can’t wait to have a guest room to decorate.

  7. Preet September 18, 2018 at 3:21 pm - Reply

    OMG, This is something that I really need. I have a visitor next month and planning to ahve a bedroom makeover. This could be a big help to me.

  8. Ellie Plummer September 18, 2018 at 6:17 pm - Reply

    Ooh this is really interesting. I have often wondered the best way to decorate a guest bedroom. I really like the different textures idea.

  9. Flavia September 18, 2018 at 7:16 pm - Reply

    Lovely tips. And yes, the devil really is in the details. Those little touches you added make the room extra special.

  10. Itstimefortraveltime September 18, 2018 at 7:22 pm - Reply

    Great tips! I love making sure my guests feel welcomed and special. Its always the little things.

  11. Marcie September 18, 2018 at 8:23 pm - Reply

    Yes, Costco has a mix of Halloween AND Christmas stuff right now and it’s just a matter of time before the holidays invade my home. I love your minimalistic approach!

  12. Ashley September 19, 2018 at 12:36 am - Reply

    This looks so clean and pretty! I feel like my home is constantly under a layer of dust. If we ever have a guest room, I will look into this!

  13. hey sharonoox September 19, 2018 at 1:41 am - Reply

    Can I be your guest? This is such a lovely ideas. I really like all your picks and decor. Yes, it’s the little things for finishing touch. Great post!

  14. Alexis September 19, 2018 at 2:57 am - Reply

    I am in the process of re-doing our guest bedroom, loved these tips. Thank you

  15. Christa September 19, 2018 at 3:43 am - Reply

    Wifi and and snacks? As a guest that sounds perfect. I love using textures to make a space inviting. These are such great tips for any room!

    • Melissa sanchez September 19, 2018 at 2:57 pm - Reply

      Right?! I mean as a guest that is what I would like as well, lol. I am glad you liked the tips.

  16. Geraline Batarra September 19, 2018 at 7:19 am - Reply

    SUCH A GREAT POST AND THESE ARE REALLY GREAT TIPS IN MAKING YOUR BEDROOM MORE COMFORTABLE WITH YOUR GUEST. I WILL SHARE THIS WITH MY SISTER SINCE SHE IS OFTEN RECEIVING A GUEST MOST OF THE TIME.

    • Melissa sanchez September 19, 2018 at 2:57 pm - Reply

      thank you so much! and thank you for sharing it with your sister, I hope she finds it helpful

  17. Corina September 19, 2018 at 9:33 am - Reply

    This is so inspiring. How I wish I had a bigger house and a real guest bedroom. My guests sleep in the living room for the moment :).

    • Melissa sanchez September 19, 2018 at 2:56 pm - Reply

      Our guest bedroom also doubles as our office space. the minimal approach has really helped us with making both possible in one room.

  18. Czjai Reyes-Ocampo September 19, 2018 at 11:19 am - Reply

    Great tips! Your guest bedroom looks very welcoming. 🙂

    • Melissa sanchez September 19, 2018 at 2:55 pm - Reply

      thank you! I am glad that you enjoyed the tips!

  19. Jayne @ Sticky Mud and Belly Laughs September 19, 2018 at 12:22 pm - Reply

    Fab tips here! It can be so hard to get just the right balance to suit everyone’s tastes. I definitely agree with a minimal theme, it makes the room more bright and airy. 🙂

    • Melissa sanchez September 19, 2018 at 2:55 pm - Reply

      Getting everyone’s suitcases to fit in one space is a challenge, I feel the less stuff you have In a guest room the better – just so that there is more room

  20. Karla September 20, 2018 at 4:47 am - Reply

    Love your tips! You guest bedroom looks so cozy and gorgeous! Love your idea about wifi and snack items, If I’m your guest, I would be so happy and comfy.!

  21. Aditi September 21, 2018 at 2:35 am - Reply

    Interior Decor seems so fascinating to me! Your bedroom looks extremely comfy. Kinda jealous that I didn’t get this bedroom 😛

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