There’s something truly satisfying about helping your visitors feel at home. If you’ve ever spent an uncomfortable night as a guest in someone else’s home, you know how unsettling the experience can be. The last thing you want to do is make your overnight guests feel the same way. You want everyone who stays over to enjoy a welcoming and comfortable stay, like a home away from home. Whether for a visiting family member, a friend, or an occasional Airbnb guest, the following tips will help make your guest room more comfortable.
- Create a place conducive to a restful night
For long-travelling guests, a good night’s sleep will be the ultimate goal when they enter your guest room. They’ll want to wake up refreshed and rejuvenated. So, consider decor elements and other additions to make your guest room a perfect place to sleep. The walls are a good place to start. Experts say blue is one of the best colors for sleep, as it’s associated with calm and relaxation. So, consider painting your walls blue (or any shade of it) or install wallpapers with blue as the dominant color. You also want to make space as non-stimulating as possible, so use soft colors throughout the bedroom decor, pairing them with comfortable pillows and bedsheets.
- Eliminate clutter
It’s easy to turn a guest bedroom into an additional storage area, especially when running out of space in the house. But you can’t expect a guest to feel comfortable in a guest room packed with storage boxes and bags, with barely any space left. If your guest room is cluttered or overpacked, it’s best to declutter. So, what do you do with the extra stuff since you’ve run out of storage space at home? Well, you can consider external solutions. For example, some moving companies offer safe and secure household storage options. You can keep the excess items you don’t need at such places.
- Add minimal furniture aside from a bed
Yes, it’s a place for visitors to lay their heads for a rejuvenating rest, but your guest room will need more than just a bed. Not every visitor might jump straight to bed; some may prefer to read, watch a movie, or do other things. So add some furniture, but it should be minimal. A sofa, reading chair, table (including bedside and coffee tables), and a shelf are basic additions. A mirror and storage space like an empty closet are also super important to give your visitor some changing privacy.
- Take care of odd-hour cravings
A guest might feel a little hungry at odd hours, even after a full meal, and invading your kitchen might be the last thing on their mind. Some guests might also crave a good cup of coffee early in the morning. You can take care of all these odd-hour cravings by making a few things available. First, find out what snacks your guest loves and leave a few on a table. You can also set up a coffee station in one corner of the guest room, with a coffee maker, creamer, packets of coffee, tea bags, and cookies or biscuits. A table-top fridge with water and soda is another worthy addition.