Preparing a Guest Room For Company

Disclaimer: We realize that most people aren't having big gatherings or hostings guests this year due to covid. But hopefully these tips will be useful to you when hosting a few members of your immediate family or close friends within your social circle this holiday season. Fingers crossed for a more normal holiday time next year!

There's nothing like a home filled with loved ones during the holidays, and just a few extra little touches can make a guest feel welcome.

Team members Rebecca and Erin chimed in with some of their favorite tips below.

  • No one wants to be without internet for even a minute these days. Display the household wifi password in a cute frame and place it on a dresser or bedside table, so your guests don't go into internet withdrawal.

  • If your houseguests are more traditional, they might appreciate some current magazines and pretty catalogs arranged in a decorate basket.

  • Leave product samples (like the hundreds we all have from Sephora) and mini travel sized bottles of toiletries in the bathroom. Use a pretty tray or basket to display them.

  • Make sure you have backup toiletries, such as extra toothpaste, toothbrushes, and shampoo/conditioner.

  • Provide your guest's favorite snacks, some fresh fruit, and bottles of water in the room in case they get thirsty or hungry.

  • Make sure that extra blankets and pillows are accessible in a closet or storage piece in the room.

  • Leave some fresh flowers in a jar or vase on the nightstand, dresser, or on a decorative tray on the bed.

  • Place a small wrapped gift, such as a candle, bottle of wine, or mug, on the bed.

  • Keep a cozy throw blanket on the bed or on a chair.

During these times, it is also a nice idea to provide disinfecting wipes, hand sanitizer, and extra face masks. Don't forget to wipe down doorknobs, faucets, and television remotes before your guests arrive and after your guests leave.

What are some of your best tips for making overnight guests feel welcome?

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