David and I have been in our new house for a little over a year now, and we are so excited to finally have our last room furnished. David’s parents and sister are coming to visit from Buffalo this weekend, so we are ready for them now! Here are five ways to prepare a guest room for visitors.
Scented Candle or Diffuser
I am pretty sensitive to fragrance, so I like to bring in light fragrances. I love this diffuser and have a couple throughout our house, but I also love Simply Curated candles, especially the sea salt and peony fragrance. I like to have candles lit with guests arrive, and I try to remember to leave matches or a candle torch so they can light if they’d like later.
Fluffy Bath Towels
Fluffy bath towels are one of my favorite parts about staying at a hotel. After trying several brands of towels, David and I love Pottery Barn for their quality. I bought a few towel sets to keep in our guest rooms so they wouldn’t get mixed in with the towels that we use daily.
I put out some of my favorite brand products for guests including shampoo, conditioner, soap, face wash, toothpaste, and hand cream. We also keep extra toothbrushes under the vanity in the guest bathroom and extra hair ties and bobby pins
Extra Blankets & Pillows
I had these pillows made out of my favorite Rifle Paper Co. fabric for our bedrooms in the house. You’ve also seen this fabric on our mudroom bench. I also leave out extra blankets and have a couple of extra pillows stored in the closets at varying degrees of softness so our guests can choose which they’d like to use.
I have our WiFi passcode posted on Letterfolk boards in our guest bedrooms. I always appreciate when people let their guests know what the code is, that way I don’t feel awkward asking.
Other items of importance that we incorporate into our guest rooms are clocks, cell phone chargers, and something to read, whether it is a local magazine or a North Carolina themed book. I also like to have fresh flowers out as well.
Wrought Iron Bed Frame: Target
White Quilt Set: Wayfair
Monogrammed Euro Shams: Old, Shams similar here
Throw Pillow: Rifle Paper Co. fabric, sewn by Window Works by Polly
Towels: Pottery Barn
Diffuser: Simpatico White Flower
Travel Candle: Simply Curated Sea Salt & Peony (c/o)
Galvanized Metal Tray: Pottery Barn
Magnolia Wreath: Magnolia Market
Wooden Headboard & Nightstand: Old, Painted in Annie Sloan Old White
White Duvet Set: Wayfarer
Euro Pillows: Target
Memory Foam Pillows: Target
Overfilled Pillows: Target
Vintage Wash Solid Sheet Sets: Target
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How do you get your guest rooms ready?