It’s the responsibility of hosts to make guests feel at home even if they’re away from home. To ensure that visitors fully enjoy their stay, hosts must provide a guest room that is inviting, functional, and relaxing.

Creating a guest room that satisfies visitors may seem impossible, but it’s possible to make guests comfortable if you have the following essential guest-room items:

A Comfortable Bed with Extra Blanket and Pillows

Do you want your visitors to have a good night’s sleep? Ensure that your guest bedroom has a good mattress. Some guests may need additional pillows and blankets to rest warmly and comfortably, so prepare those beforehand.

A Bedside Table and Lamp

Some people prefer to read books before going to sleep. To make things easier for them, add a bedside table and lamp to the guest rooms. If guests can conveniently access the items they frequently need, they won’t have to go through the hassle of getting in and out of bed.

When it comes to adding a table lamp to the guest room, choose one with adjustable brightness. This way, guests can easily control the light’s intensity and set the room’s atmosphere according to their preference.

Full-Length Mirrors

Guests will definitely check themselves in front of a mirror before heading out. In that case, having a full-length mirror is a must. Depending on the layout of a guest room, you can mount a mirror to an empty wall, a bedroom door, or a closet door.

Wastebaskets

When guests settle down and unpack their luggage, they’ll most likely need a bin to throw away their trash. They would dispose of candy wrappers, empty water bottles, and other wastes that they had accumulated during their trip. Instead of having them leave their rooms to get rid of their trash, provide them with a wastebasket.

A slim and nondescript trash can would be a great addition to our guest bedroom. It doesn’t take up much space, and it can easily complement the overall design of the room.

Towels and Basic Toiletries

Sometimes, guests forget to bring their own towels and toiletries. Help them avoid last-minute trips to the nearest convenience store by providing basic toiletries in the bathroom.

If a guest room doesn’t have an adjacent private bathroom, leave some towels in its closet. Guests would appreciate it if they have different towels for their varying needs, such as bath towels, hand towels, and washcloths

Charging Stations and Wi-Fi Details

Nowadays, a majority of Americans own cellular phones, so you should expect guests to arrive with their personal gadgets. It’s also safe to assume that guests will eventually look for ways to charge their phones and to connect to the internet. For their convenience, prepare a charging station and Wi-Fi password details beforehand.

If a guest room doesn’t have enough electrical outlets, place an extension cord near the bedside table. This way, guests won’t have to move furniture or crawl under a table to charge their smartphones, laptops, and other gadgets.

Night-Lights

Guests may have a hard time finding the way to the bathroom in the middle of the night. They may accidentally hurt themselves while they navigate around unfamiliar surroundings. To prevent guests from bumping their shins and ramming their toes on various objects, install night-lights.

Decorating on a Tight Budget?

Guests will truly feel welcomed when you prepare a warm, comfortable room for them. If you want to improve the look of your guest room without spending a lot of money, follow these budget-friendly tips:

Reuse old furniture. Look at the items you have at home before you buy any new furniture. You may have extra tables, lamps, or other pieces of furniture that can be reused or repurposed for our guest rooms.

Sell your items online. Setting up an online shop to sell unwanted, unused, or preloved items is a great way to earn extra cash. You can use the money to upgrade a guest room.

Try secondhand shopping. Check out local thrift stores and consignment stores for dressers, curtains, and other items that can be used to decorate guest rooms. Some of these shops offer quality furniture at low prices.

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Melvin is an experienced Swimming Coach, Outdoor Teacher, and Youth Leadership Trainer with more than 8 years of experience. During his free time, he enjoys a healthy dose of reading, travelling and writing.

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