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How To Create The Ultimate Guest Bedroom

July 15, 2015

Entertaining overnight guests can be difficult, even for the most experienced host or hostess! Here are a few tips to ensure that every guest has a great night’s sleep, and a wonderful stay.

1.  Fresh Towels/Clean Bathroom

This may seem obvious, but make sure guests have access to fresh towels and a neat bathroom. You don’t have to make a gift basket, but it is courteous to to provide shampoo, conditioner, and a spare toothbrush.

2.  Guest Goodies

Though this step is certainly not necessary, it does not hurt to leave a little gift or goody to make your guest’s stay more comfortable. Elsie, from A Beautiful Mess, suggests creating a guest room cart full of goodies and amenities. She also suggests including the wifi password for the home!

3.  Bedside Table Supplies

Since you most likely do not sleep in your guest room, you may not notice things like poor lighting. Ensure that there are bedside lamps, and an alarm clock. It is also kind to provide guests with a bottle of water; that way they do not have to stumble around in your house looking for water in the middle of the night.

4.  Pets

If you are not comfortable with pets on your furniture, but you have guests with furry loved ones, provide a dog bed in the room. Your guests should get the hint, yet will still know your dog is welcome.

5.  Pillows

According to various etiquette sources, guest beds should be outfitted with four standard size pillows, plus two square euro pillows as accents. This may seem like too many pillows, but better too many than too few.

6.  The Best Sheets

Finally, a comfortable bed will make any guest bedroom feel like home. Start with some soft and comfortable Thomas Lee sheets. But don’t forget to make the bed properly. Leave the sides untucked for easy access, and leave enough sheet at the top so a large portion can be folded over the comforter.