The art of welcoming guests overnight requires more than clean sheets and laying out fresh towels.
Overnight house guests aren’t expecting hotel-like accommodation from your spare room, but everyone wants to be as good a host as you can be. A little forethought, planning and some simple touches can make all the difference to your visitors waking up feeling refreshed and happy after a great night’s sleep – just be careful — if you make it too comfortable, they may never leave!
Here’s The Fine Bedding Company’s top tips on guest room etiquette:
1. The “Just in Case” Basket
Fill a basket with items visitors may have forgotten or need. Collect mini samples from travels, department stores and goodies free with magazines and include a new toothbrush – the most forgotten item. Even label it …Please Help Yourself.
2. Give Your Home a Pleasing Aroma
If the room isn’t regularly used make sure it is well aired and add a room fragrance, the scent of lavender or roses has a relaxing effect for guests before bedtime.
3. Light up the Room
A working lamp is an essential for a room that is unfamiliar to guests who don’t want to navigate the room in the dark. Plus providing a clock and decorative bowl by the bed for guests to keep their belongings, jewellery, keys etc. are two other nice touches for comfort and easy to achieve.
4. Tie Spare Pillows with a Ribbon
Not only do these make a stylish addition to a room, but it’s practical if guests like more than one or two pillows for their perfect night’s sleep.
5. A pile of clean towels
Pop them in the tumble dryer for 10 minutes to freshen them up, then once you’ve done that tie them with a ribbon. It’ll create the perfect, inviting atmosphere.
By following these 5 simple tips on guest room etiquette you can be sure that you and your home are ready for visitors.