If you’ve ever felt uncomfortable while staying as a guest in someone’s home, you know the importance of comfort and hospitality when setting up your guest room. Ideally, you want your visitor to feel like it’s a home away from home, where they can relax and unwind. To master the guest room game, create a space that’s one you’d want to stay in yourself.
Here are five things to look for in a great guest bedroom.
A current trend for guest bedrooms is neutral colors with minimalist furniture, says Texas Home and Garden and adds that Dallas homeowners should create a room to encourage relaxation. Travel is hectic, so a comfortable chair for reading and ample soft lamp lighting are perfect. Provide spa-quality robes to encourage lounging and tuck some plush slippers under the edge of the bed for travel-weary feet.
Guests bring devices and forgetting a charger is a common travel woe. Add a small desk to the guest room with a charging station and equip it with cords for iPhones, Android, and tablets. Prominently display the Wi-Fi info and password. One clever idea is to print in pretty font and frame to hang over the desk. A TV with a Fire stick so guests can log into their personal Netflix provides a taste of home as well.
Sleep is the primary function of a guest room, so get a good mattress. You might be tempted to skimp on a bed that’s less used, but that’s no way to treat your guests! Look for a bed
designed for most sleepers, not too firm or soft, and that you would be happy sleeping on yourself. Don’t just shunt your old bed into the guest room or buy something low-quality or uber-trendy. You want happy guests!
Sheets, pillows, and blankets matter. Get high-quality, high-thread-count sheets and provide a spare set and don’t choose style over substance for the comforter. Provide spare blankets for cold sleepers and an array of pillows for guest choice. Memory foam, feather, microbead, and buckwheat are ones to consider. Don’t overload with throw pillows but do include lounging pillows for lying in bed to read or watch TV.
Small things like a reading lamp and alarm clock are appreciated. Kit out a basket with water, snacks, and fruit so that late-night cravings don’t force your guest fumble into the kitchen. Toss in a bottle of Advil and Tylenol. Hooks on the back of the door for jackets and purses make life easy. Finally, think about what you
use in your bedroom such as a tray to corral keys, change, and your wallet.
When setting up your guest bedroom, think about what you appreciated or missed when you spent time in someone else’s guest room. Put your Dallas hospitality on display with a well-appointed guest room. For professional help designing the best guest room, contact the experienced team at Stephanie Kratz Interiors.
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