“Feel at home” Is what we say to our guests. A home is a place which makes you feel comfortable and relaxed. Keeping in mind this thought, a guest room should be properly planned and for the comfort of your guests, amenities should be kept. A few tips written below can help your guest feel the same.
What can be more welcoming than a bunch of flowers in the room, it silently gives the message ‘you are welcome’ and a fresh feeling. The natural aroma of the fresh bloom will be spread allover, maintaining a pleasant environment. You can also use addition with some mild room freshners, fine scent is very important. The guest room get to be used occasionally and is generally closed. You will surely not want your visitors to smell bad odour.
2. Rack for luggage
Whosoever comes to your abode will definitely be coming with some luggage, a separate rack or sideboard will allow ease for keeping their suitcase.
A comfortable bed along with a bedside table to keep mobile phones etc. Allows the guest to have sound sleep so that they wake up feeling energised and happy. A Mattress of good quality, fine pillows and a comforter in the room shall help.
4. Towel and toiletries
The coming guests might bring along toiletries and personal grooming items with them, but it will be a nice gesture on your part to keep fresh towels and some basic products such as shampoo, toothpaste, conditioner etc. in the bathroom itself.
A wardrobe with a full length mirror and some hangers should do if they are coming for some special occasion and need to hang some of their clothes, a locker inside would be great for keeping some personal/valuable stuff. If constructing a locker is not possible for you then at least make sure that the wardrobe is lockable.
Make sure you keep a jar filled with water and a glass on the bedside table in a tray to quench their thirst. You should ensure the bottles or the jar is refilled on time, specially at night so that they can easily drink water whenever they want to.
Don’t forget to keep some things for recreation in their room, Television being the easiest source of entertainment, you can also keep some books, magazines and city maps. A good tip here is to keep a list of channels and channel number.
Good and functional lights are extremely important, as it impacts the room positively, a reading light at the bedside is a must, a dim nightlight and proper lighting in the bathroom are essential as well.
Keep some snacks to munch in the bedside table or side board, if you have one in the room. Guests are usually shy and might not express that they are hungry. If they feel snacky in between meals they can easily fill their stomachs. These small things will make them feel at home in your house.
Keeping a waste bin in the room will make it easy for you to clean up after they’ve left. Make sure there’s one in the bathroom as well! A range of fancy wooden/metal bins are available these days which adds beauty to the interior. You can put according the theme of the room.
Last but not the least, its very important to keep in mind that if cleanliness is not maintained all your efforts will be in vain. The bedsheet, mattress and bedcover should be dust free. The bathroom should be clean and fresh. Make sure everything is spick and span!
Above all try maintain a happy and healthy environment so that they remember your hospitality when they leave your house.