Of course, things change around our house depending on the seasons, and beddings go from light to heavy as winter approaches, so naturally the decor changes too...
I used our old Living room curtains from Pier 1 this time around. When guests are around, it's nice to put fresh flowers on the table.
|Color-coordinated for the season|
The comforter was on clearance at TARGET before at $12!!!! It is very simple and nice and truly befitting fall/winter season. I placed a queen-sized fur throw from TJ MAXX for extra comfort. The 2 cable knit throw pillows are old ones that I sometimes use in the living room.
|"I am ready"|
But aside from the decor, what makes a guest room special is the way the host anticipates what her guests might need during their stay. I usually think of hotel rooms, and what I can find over there, then try to simulate the set-up in our own home.
We are the type of people who like having guests over, so naturally, this room is always ready for any last minute guests and feel welcome anytime.
Comfortable and clean bedding is important. I always have the following at bedside as well...
|Don't forget the kids!|
I also prepare some storybooks for family guests so that the kids don't feel left out. I also put some snacks out so my guests won't feel famished in the middle of the night.
The bathroom should be clean and well-stocked...
|Very important room|
|Cotton balls, Q-tips, Facial tissue and wipes - CHECK|
|Lotion, Mouthwash, First air, Deos, Feminine wash|
& extra soaps - CHECK
I also place extra towels in the closet, an ironing board and iron (so if they want to freshen up their outfits, it's all set), and lots of hangers. Our guest closet is also our linen storage, so no problems if extra pillows or blankets are needed, it's all ready for use.
I hope this gives you a little idea on how to set-up your own guest room. And like always, our home is open and welcome to friends and family anytime!
HAVE A HAPPY PRESIDENT'S DAY!!!!