My husband and I both have families that live out-of-town. This means we frequently have house guests and sometimes for extended periods of time. We love having them, but up until this fall, we did not have a designated space they could call their own. Often kids were rearranged and bathrooms were shared and it got a little crazy at times. With our basement renovation, we decided to add a guest suite. Here are some pictures of the finished space.
Since the holidays are almost here and many of you will be having house guests of your own, I thought I’d share some ideas that will make your guests feel welcome. Even if you do not have a designated guest space, you can use these ideas to make any space feel like home for them.
1. Warm comfy linens and extra blankets
2. A reading light, favorite magazine, and a clock
3. A scented candle and a pretty vase
4. A jar of extra toiletries to have on hand for your guests who may have forgotten a necessity
5. Fluffy towels ready for use.
Better Homes and Gardens magazine had a feature called Warm Welcome in their November issue. In this feature, they gave a link to a really cute idea for a door hanger which gives your guests the wi-fi password and house hints. Here is the example that I downloaded and put to use.
What are some things you do to make your guests feel right at home? I’d love for you to share.