This past weekend, my Husband and I were guests at my stepsister’s home and I was in “awe” of the perfect Guest Room. Which I thought would be a great idea for my blog, since so many folks are traveling over the Holidays. We just stayed only one night at their beautiful Home in the mountains of Southern California, and it was a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of work, shopping for Christmas and trying to get everything done before Santa Claus’ arrival.
Although it might not sound like a big deal – having a guest room and bathroom available for sleep overs as visitors was a real treat. Every detail was thought out and the number #1 consideration was COMFORT.
Good beds are the most important part of Guest Rooms, mattresses should be firm but not sagging. It is great if the Hostess can provide 2 pillows for the Guests, also have lighting near the bed for late night reading. An appealing Guest Room should have the following items for comfort:
- wastebasket in the room
- clock radio
- a lamp between the beds
- Bath Towels, soap and a plenty of face towels
- well – lit mirror
- magazines and paperbacks
- extra blanket for cold winter nights (at foot of the bed)
- facial tissues
- Closet with wooden clothes hangers
- Dresser or Bureau to put clothes into
- Scented sachet in the drawers
- dark drapes or mini blinds with shades to block the sunlight
- water bottles or thermos with glasses for a late night drink of water
- potted plant or fresh flowers
Every detail was thought out; it is not expected but it was a very nice touch to have everything ready for us. The medicine chest – even was equipped with spare Toothbrushes, bath oil, Alka Seltzer and Band-Aids. After returning home to our House; I took a quick look at my Guest Room, and I have list of what needs to be done before my next Guests come to stay. Comfort and convenience of your visitors are the #1 objective in having a Guest Room.