Sprucing up your guest bedroom doesn’t have be a chore: even just a few minor and budget-friendly additions can make the room feel more inviting, even like a ‘home away from home’ for guests. They’ll know you prepared for their arrival and considered their needs, even with just a few of these items in the room. Follow these four tips to make your extra bedroom a place your guests will never want to leave. These small gestures can go a long way!

Tip #1: Add Fresh Flowers

Adding fresh flowers to any room can make it feel more lively and inviting. When your guests notice the pop of color, they’ll likely feel more welcome. It’s a nice gesture that shows that you care about their comfort!

Tip #2: Leave A Basket Of Summer Essentials: Sunscreen, Lotion, Bottled Water, Magazines

You never know what your guests forgot at home. You don’t have to go out of your way to get them an extra toothbrush (after all, you’re not running a hotel) but a few summer essentials won’t hurt. Include sunscreen and lotion just in case your guests end up spending a lot of time in the sun. Provide some light reading material that they can pick up in during their downtime. Leaving them some bottled water also shows special consideration for guests who may feel uncomfortable getting a glass of water in your kitchen in the middle of the night.  

Tip #3: Throw In Some Snacks

If you feel like spoiling your guests this summer, you can leave them a small basket of goodies, too! Fresh fruit is a good choice for the season, but small treats like chocolate are also an option. Your guests may want to indulge their sweet tooth or get a snack, but may feel embarrassed going through your fridge.

Tip #4: Have A Fan And Extra Blankets In The Room

The temperature of your extra room can affect your guests’ comfort. Some may be more comfortable at colder temperatures while others prefer warmer ones. Be prepared for every type of guest by leaving both a fan and extra blankets in the room. This way, those who want to cool down even more can use the fan, while those who may be uncomfortable with the air conditioner running during the summer months can stay warm with the blankets.

Of course, these aren’t the only ways you can make your guests feel welcome in your home this summer. Don’t be afraid to ask them what they need or would like to have at their disposal in the room before they arrive!

Disclaimer: The above is solely intended for informational purposes and in no way constitutes legal advice or specific recommendations.