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It`s the Thought That Counts!


Is your guest room prepared to do its job? If not, then get ready to create a welcoming guest room! We all want our visitors to feel welcome in our home whether they are staying for a while or are in for a long visit. When they arrive on your newly swept doorway, greet them with open arms and direct them to a well-appointed space they can call their own during their stay. Your intention must be to make them feel at ease and give them enough space where they can unpack and access their belongings easily. Beyond decorating the bedroom with your personal taste and style, think about offering your guest room with the same consideration you give to your own room. Carefully think how the room will be used and by whom.

First, choose a room for your guest that has can afford at least some privacy and quiet. If you do not have a lot of space or choices, consider a screen or curtain for a room that cannot be closed off, for them to have their privacy. Allow your guest to stay in a room that has its own bathroom if possible or at least give them an easy access to a hall bath with a shower or tub. Secondly, clear out a pair of drawers for clothing or make room in a closet or wardrobe for clothes to be hung. You want to offer some shelving or temporary storage space. Thirdly, make sure that the guest room is clean, dirt free and clutter free. This is especially vital if you have a dedicated guest room. Next, make extra blankets available so your guest won`t need to ask for them. Store these on a cover rack or make them easily accessible in a closet. Then buy some new, economical pillows and pillow cases. Put extra ones in the cabinet or wardrobe in the room in case your guest wants to use additional pillows aside from what they already have on the bed. Make sure the bed sheets are clean and fresh. Place some of your guest’s “favorites” inside his/her room. It can be a daily newspaper, a magazine or a few photos of their previous stays or vacations. Lastly, make sure that the room is well lit for the safety and comfort of your guest.

The best way to evaluate the comfort of your guest room is to spend a night sleeping there. You will be amazed at the little things you will notice after you create a welcoming room. There are a lot of people in our lives that we hope we could see more often. It’s great to show them how much we care through the small things we do to get ready for their visit. Just like a present, it’s the thought that counts!

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I love writing about interior design. I am in love with achieving harmony at home to improve the well-being of my family. I usually write for the "Visitacasas" blog, both in Spanish and English, and personally answer the questions about home decoration of all our users.

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