With the holidays approaching, it’s time to open up our homes to family and friends and we have the scoop on creating a cozy and welcoming guest room. Whether you have a guest house, guest room or spare bedroom – these tips will make everyone feel at home.
Allow your guests to relax by using lots of neutral colors to create a calming atmosphere. Staying in a new place can often times be stressful so we want to make sure guests are at ease. We love the light tones in the Windhaven Collection by Riverside. Even adding a splash of cool colors like purple or blue can stimulate meditation. A good quality mattress is next on the list to promote a good nights sleep. Be sure to have freshly cleaned sheets, blankets and lots of comfy pillows. A couple decorative pillows are just fine – too many can get in the way. Extra blankets are a must to accommodate everyone’s comfort level.
Always keep a table and lamp next to the bed for the avid readers or to give them some soft light to take care of their nightly routines. A small arrangement of fresh flowers can make a nice addition too. Providing an alarm clock is always a good idea, as well as an easily accessible power strip for phone chargers and other gadgets. A desk and chair for anyone who needs to get some work done during travel is great and it will give your guest more space for their things. A comfy chair and ottoman should also be available for your guest to kick off their shoes and relax during down time or lace up for a night out on the town.
Make sure to clear some space in your closet or have a nice armoire for your guest to hang their clothes. The Coventry 2 door armoire by Riverside with mirrored doors is perfect for a guest room because we all know the challenges of getting ready without a mirror! And lastly, make sure you have plenty of extra towels, hand towels, soap and toiletries for the guest bathroom!