Guide to Creating a Welcoming Guest Room

With summer unofficially over, we begin to shift our focus toward Autumn and all that comes with this cool and crisp season. Fall brings with it ample opportunity for indoor entertaining and holiday hosting. If you plan to play hostess to overnight guests in the coming season, here are a few easy tips you can put to use to create a welcoming guest room.

All about the bed

Travel itself can be tiresome and a cozy bed can be just the cure for tuckered out visitors. To create a welcoming guest room, dress the bed in fresh layered linens and fluffed pillows. A simple set of sheets layered with a lightweight blanket and a heavy comforter or quilt ensures that your guest can snooze comfortably no matter their preferences. Use decorative elements to your advantage here, such as a basket or bench, to display a throw and an extra pillow “just in case.”


{Layers upon cozy layers. From: Peacock Alley.}

Tech essentials

In a day and age where technology follows us wherever we go, anticipate your visitors’ needs to create a welcoming guest room. To start, jot down your wireless network information for their easy access. Outfitting the room’s outlets with multi-plug and USP adapters allows your gueststo readily charge their devices without scrambling or playing musical plugs. Lastly, write down your home system’s passcodes, for example your alarm or garage door, so that your guests can come and go as they please.


{Share your WiFi password with guests using a framed print. From: Vivid Bliss.}

Storage space

A stylish folding luggage rack is a nice touch in creating a welcoming guest room. Also, an empty closet with extra hangers and a shoe organizer invites your guests to settle in rather than live out of their suitcase. Consider wall space where you can incorporate storage, such as wall or over-the-door hooks and shelving. Nightstands offer tabletop space for small essentials like glasses and medicine. If your guest room itself is on the smaller side, opt for functional furniture like a platform bed frame with drawers or a storage bench. 

{Accessorize your guest room with a coordinating folding luggage rack. From: Gate House Furniture.}

Extra touches

It’s the little things that can go a long way in creating a welcoming guest room. Extra touches, such as a bedside bottle of water, scented candle or cozy robe, can help your guests feel right at home. Other ideas include a personal note welcoming their stay, a stack of brochures for things to do/see around town and a list of your local favorites noting the go-to coffee shop or boutique. Decorative dishes for jewelry, loose change and keys are an excellent way to incorporate style and help your guests to feel organized at the same time.

{A stylish cart doubles as a fully-stocked welcome basket. From: Salty Canary.}

Before we blink, the holidays will be in full swing and you may find yourself with a full house. For help prepping your guest room in anticipation of the upcoming entertaining season, contact us! We can help you implement interior design decisions and details to create a perfectly welcoming guest room.

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