When Ben and I prepared to relocate a couple of years ago, I knew we needed to upgrade from our very first one-bedroom apartment to a two-bedroom home. (We have since moved into our two-bedroom condo!) Because we live so far away, having a guest bedroom is key!
I also really love entertaining, and I am always excited to have an additional room to decorate! Our condo is still a work in progress (the blessing and curse of condo ownership) but today, I’m excited to share a few easy ways to make a guest feel at home.
The first tip is to offer lots of pillows and blankets! Ben prefers our room to be warm while sleeping, while I prefer it to be cool. Everyone sleeps differently, so I like making sure we have lots of pillows and blankets available – so guests can be comfortable no matter what their preference may be. This quilted bedding and a few of these plush pillows would definitely do the trick!
The candle pictured above is from The Local Store; it’s a store in our city filled with all local products. This candle is not only beautiful, but has a really amazing scent! (Tip: Because windows are closed in the winter, I substitute candles for a wax warmer and wax melts!)
I recommend having a set of plush, white towels for guests to use. In addition, I recommend keeping extra travel-sized soaps, shampoos and conditioners, and other amenities handy. When guests stay with us, I leave a basket of these amenities on the bathroom counter, so they feel welcome to use anything they may need.
With the holiday season just around the corner, many people will be traveling and hosting — so I hope these tips help provide some inspiration for your next guest! Do you have any tips? Please share them in the comments below!