With the holidays in full swing, your spare bedroom is probably seeing guests for the first time in months. And while it may seem like a guest bedroom needs nothing more than a bed, that’s far from the truth.
Especially if your loved ones are staying for a few nights, try to do as much as you can to make this their temporary home away from home.
Creating a Beautiful (and Functional) Guest Bedroom Space
You can never have enough storage.
If you’re like most homeowners, your guest bedroom closet acts as overflow storage for winter coats, shoes, and t-shirts you haven’t worn in years. Even if you have a dresser in the room, there’s a good chance your guests will want to hang a few things up, meaning now is the time to declutter your closet.
Have extra blankets and pillows at the ready.
You might be a strictly one blanket, one pillow kind of person, but your guests may be used to a little more fluff. Keeping a few light blankets in the closet, dresser, or even at the foot of the bed will keep family from having to knock on your door in the middle of the night looking for bedding.
Basic toiletries, just in case.
Even the most organized packer has gotten to their friend or family’s house and realized that they forgot a toothbrush. Before your loved ones arrive, have spare toiletries set up on the bedside table that include:
- A toothbrush and toothpaste
- Shampoo and conditioner
- Clean towels and a washcloth
Quality window treatments to ensure a good night’s sleep.
The ideal guest bedroom is one that someone can relax in — something you can’t do if light starts shining into the room at 6 a.m. Even if your guests are early birds, they’ll probably want to sleep in while they’re on vacation, so make sure your window treatments are fully functional. If your bedroom faces south, you may even want to consider room darkening options.
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