Monday, November 22, 2010

Design Tip of the Week (11.22.10): Creating a Welcoming Guest Bedroom

With the holidays coming this week many of us will be opening our house to guests. Here are some ideas on how to make your guest accommodations warm and welcoming.

Have somewhere to store their luggage. Provide your guests with a luggage rack to keep the room free of clutter and give them easy access to their belongings. The best part for you is that they fold up and are easy to store.

Have a supply of toiletries set aside in their room. Make sure to also have towels laid out as well. I collect toiletries from my travels and have a large glass jar in my guest bedroom for guests to select what they need. This is a cost effective way to offer your guest single serving amenities.

If you have the space, put a chair in the bedroom offer guests a place to sit beyond the bed. This allows your guest to have some time to themselves in their room beyond just sleeping. A nice added touch is to have some books and magazines available with a nice throw blanket to relax and read.

It's all in the details. Fresh flowers are a beautiful and simple statement to make your guests feel welcome. Another thoughtful courtesy is an alarm clock so they can set their own sleeping schedule.

{Photos from Country Living}

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