Wow, October is more than halfway over which means that it is just a few weeks until the holidays! I don’t want to alarm you, but it really can sneak up on you. In case you’re expecting holiday houseguests this year, I wanted to share some of my favorite tips to help them feel more welcome. These 6 guest bedroom ideas are so easy, but can make a world of difference in making the visit feel even more special. Let’s dig in!
Prepare for Holiday Houseguests With These Guest Bedroom Ideas
Get a guest book
When we first bought the cabin, I knew we’d have loads of guests and visitors since we live in such a cool destination. Because of that, I bought a guest book! This was my ultimate guest bedroom idea, not gonna lie. I was SO excited to get it.
The guest book lives either on the nightstand or on the bed and I ask each person who stays with us to write a note. It’s been really fun to go back and read everyone’s entries and will be an awesome piece of personal memorabilia in a few years.
BTW don’t forget to include a pen or two so they can actually leave a note!
This recommendation will probably be controversial because of allergies, but whenever possible, I like to include a small vase of fresh flowers or foliage that I’ve foraged. This adds a bit of life and texture to the guest room. It’s just a lovely personal touch!
If your guests are allergic or don’t like the smell of the flowers, instead try a few houseplants.
I run cold, but I also hate having to bug a host for more blankets when I’m cold. Because of that, I always keep a few extra blankets and quilts on hand in our guest bedroom. This allows guests to help themselves and adjust accordingly.
I also like to include an array of thicknesses and weights so that if they are hot, they can use a lighter layer instead! This might seem like a no brainer guest bedroom idea, but trust me, it makes a different and helps guests feel more comfortable.
A bathrobe or two
I’m a big fan of our guests feeling like they are staying in a nice bed and breakfast or even a hotel. For that reason, I’ve picked up a few luxurious bathrobes that I keep in the guest closet. I encourage them to use the robes as much as they want. And then I simply wash them along with the bedding when the guest departs.
This tip is especially nice because our guest bathroom is not attached to the bedroom. With a robe, they won’t have to worry about going between the rooms in their towel!
A fan or sound machine
I sleep with a white noise machine every single night. So when I stay somewhere and don’t have it, I’m lost! I figure that most people are similar, so I’ve equipped our guest room with a small fan and a small sound machine. This also helps because my office is above the bedroom. So if I’m working and they’re napping or still asleep, I won’t bug them as much.
A sweet treat
And lastly, I keep a jar of caramel candies in the guest bedroom in case our guests want something a little sweet. I have a big sweet tooth and I just sort of assume everyone else does as well! Our jar is a vintage one that adds a pretty pop of amber.
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A few other ideas to help guests feel welcome:
- Provide extra toiletries: I keep samples of skincare, haircare, and body care in apothecary jars so they have easy access to anything they may have forgotten. This includes bug spray, sunscreen, and menstruation products
- Keep lots of toilet paper on hand
- Give them extra towels
- Have a full length mirror in the guest bedroom
- Splurge on a luggage rack
- Offer candles to help them relax and feel cozy
What guest bedroom ideas do you have to share? I’d love to know and step up my game!