11 Easy Steps for a Spa-fabulous Guest Bedroom
We have houseguests set to roll in next month and more down the road. And since we’ve recently moved, we have yet to test our guest bedroom to make sure that it will be comfortable and that it has everything they’ll need.
Traveling is hard enough and I know that for me, at the end of a day of vacation fun, I’m ready to head to my room and refresh and rejuvenate before the next event.
Here are 10 very easy things you can do to make sure that your guest bedroom is one that you’d want to stay in.
Before you begin, you’ll need to spend a night in your guest bedroom. And that includes, but is not limited to, sleeping in the bed at night and getting bathed and ready in your guest bathroom. It’s the only way that you’ll know if the room is lacking anything...is it warm or cool enough? Is there enough lighting?
Next...think back on some of your overnight stays. What would have been helpful to have? What little thing made it special?
Now you’re ready to turn your guest bedroom into that spa that all guests will want to stay in.
11 Steps for a Spa-fabulous Guest Bedroom
1. Add lighting. Don’t rely on just the overhead light that so many bedrooms have. There are very affordable bedside lamps that add warm light to a room. A dresser or chest is an excellent place for lighting.
2. Make up the bed! Ditch the extra sheets you had when you were in your first apartment. You no longer have to break the bank to have luxurious sheets on your bed. Many big box stores that we visit all of the time carry sheets with a good thread count. Just find the weave and fiber you want. Add a variety of pillows...soft and hard. Summer or winter, I always have a blanket handy for guests who may want one.
3. Add some extras! If you’re like me, I usually end up forgetting to bring one little item for my road trip, or by the time I reach my destination, I’m out of something. You can keep a little basket or tray of life’s little necessities for your guests. Some of these can even be samples you’ve received.
For example...toothpaste, toothbrushes, floss, disposable razors, shaving cream, shampoo, bath gel, body lotion, perfume, and the list can go on.
4.Snacks and water! A tray of bottled water and some of the small packages of crackers, pretzels, or cookies can help with a guest’s late night cravings.
5.Magazines or books! You can even include information on local events or places of interest.
6.Tissues! I cannot tell you how many times I’ve had to wander through someone’s home looking for a box of kleenex when my travel pack ran out. And don’t forget t0 make sure that your guest bathroom is stocked with extra towels and toilet paper.
7. A mirror! If you have room, place a mirror on a chest or dresser for your guests. It’s often hard trying to share the bathroom mirror when scurrying to get ready.
8. Easy access to outlets. What guest won’t have phones, laptops, and tablets to plug in overnight! Don’t make them have to move a heavy dresser to find a plug. We have a multi-USB port charger for guests in our room.
9.A nightstand or small table by the bed. It’s nice for your guest not to have to place their water on the floor as they sleep. You can even use an upturned cylinder basket with a glass top on it! And you’ll need somewhere to place the lamp you’re going to provide!!!
10.Closets! Like most of us, you’re probably using that guest bedroom closet for your extra clothes. Make sure that your guests will have room for their clothes and have some extra hangars as well.
11.Flowers! Fresh ones are a nice way of telling your guest how happy you are to have them stay.
Tailor this to fit your guests. If you know someone is fond of a particular beverage or food, you can have it there waiting for them.
What are some things you’d add???