Show your guests how happy you are to see them by creating a home away from home for them during their stay. More than ever, we expect a level of luxury while traveling. No one dreams of staying at a mediocre hotel and your guests are no exception! Creating a cozy, welcoming guest room is easy- take a look at the inspirational rooms below, and the essentials you can add to your guest room that will make your guests want to stay awhile.
This cozy guest room makes me wish this was my relative’s house! The cozy bed, the unusual use of a dough bowl for pillows and blankets, and the chandelier are tied together perfectly with the subtle color palette of this amazing guest room. I am definitely ordering the “Stay Awhile” sign from Etsy for our guest room!
Found at DigsDigs
This gorgeous, colorful guest room starts with simple black and white bed linens and adds pops of color to create a cheery guest room. The bedside table provides a place for guests to set their phone, a book and a beverage and the “Be our Guest” pillow completes the bedding.
I love the simple pendant lights that serve as bedside lamps in this charming bedroom. The rustic window frames are fantastic as a headboard and extra blankets make for a cozy place to curl up after visiting with friends or family.
This chunky blanket and pompom duvet are perfect! And not much welcomes a guest more than fresh flowers greeting them as enter their room.
This gorgeous grey and blue guest room is made super cozy with different textures and fabrics. The tray with fresh flowers and water is a throughtful way to welcome travelers.
The iron bed makes this guest room simply perfect. The cart that acts as a bedside table can house guest necessities, while keeping them out of the way to avoid a cluttered space. The vintage trunk is a great way to keep extra pillows, sheets and blankets accessible, but out of the way.
Your guest room doesn’t need to be large- even a small space can be welcoming with the right elements. This small room is perfect for a visiting friend. So perfect, they may never leave!
The luggage stand waiting for your guest’s luggage is a great welcoming piece that lets guests know you’ve thought of everything. Fluffy pillows and fresh flowers complete this simple guest room.
Guest Room Essentials
In addition to a cozy bed your guests will appreciate a few “extras” to make their stay even better. Bedside table lamps, a luggage stand and extra blankets are fairly standard. Show your guests you’ve prepared for their visit by adding a few easy extras.
A convenient charging station so your guests don’t have to search for an open outlet makes it much easier for guests to charge their phones and tablets. Go the extra mile and provide cords for Apple and Android devices- nothing is worse than arriving at your destination only to realize you’ve forgotten your charger at home!
DIY at Centsational Style
Bathrobes are an easy way to make your guests more comfortable. (Tied on their hanger lets you know if they have been used or not to avoid the extra step of washing something that was not used.)
Image from Ann Street Studios
First Home Love Life assembled this guest room basket that gives your guests everything they may need in a compact space: magazines, water, snacks, lotion, mints, lip balm and several other items they may have forgotten to pack.
Towels dedicated for guest use only tied with a ribbon and a welcome note are sure to make your guest feel as special as they are.
Liz Marie thinks of everything with this glass canister filled with samples and travel size bath necessities.
Your guests won’t need access to a closet if there is a clothing rack for them to hang clothing- especially if they are visiting for an event.
Don’t forget the wifi! Displayed in a pretty frame, your guests will appreciate not having to ask for your network and password info- especially if they arrive late at night.
And to make it all just a little bit easier to prep when guests are on their way, I have created a handy printable Guest Room Check List.
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