Do you have a spare room designated as the guest room; and yet you are unsure where to start decorating the space for a guest?
Guests spaces don’t need to be confined to a spare bedroom. Many spots in your home can be converted to make a comfortable, welcoming area for your friends and family to unwind.
First, ask yourself “What makes me feel comfortable and welcome when I am a guest?” A great place to start is to decide where your guest can sleep. A comfortable bed is a great piece to have, however not everyone can provide the space for an extra bed. Consider a comfortable sofa sleeper, futon or air mattress. Don’t use second-hand sleeping material here – if you don’t want to sleep in it, chances are your guests won’t either!
A second item to set aside for your visitors is storage. To avoid awkward placement of travel gear, storage for at least one suitcase is ideal.
Providing space for dressing is a nice amenity in a guest room or area. An accent or lounge chair is great for stashing a sweater while not in use or to give a sense of personal space.
Thoughtful touches such as a water glass with small pitcher, alarm clock, tissues and an extra blanket will ensure your guests that they are welcome and cherished. Lighting makes for a comfortable space and is great when getting dressed to winding down for sleep.
Most importantly, ensure adequate privacy for your guests. Window coverings, doors or even reassuring guests that the space is theirs after a certain time are a must in any type space.
Following these general guidelines will guarantee visitors will want to return to your company time after time.