Creating a welcoming guest bedroom that makes people want to stay forever is about more than just the bed. Your home needs to help them feel welcome, comfortable, and relaxed, and this is especially important in the room in which they will sleep. Here are a few things you might want to consider adding to the room to make your guest feel at home.
If your guest is staying for more than a couple of days, it’s important there’s somewhere for them to hang their unpacked clothes. A rail on the wall with a few coat hangers and a shelf is all they will need.
Make sure the WiFi information for your home is prominently displayed so they don’t have to keep asking in order to log into various devices. It just makes it feel a bit more homely for the guest.
On your bedside tables, consider including a reading lamp and alarm clock, a few bottles of water and a glass, and a selection of interesting books and magazines for your guest to flick through in their down time.
A large desk or vanity is perfect for someone who is staying for a while, especially if they’re likely to need to do any work on a laptop or paper. A good light and mirror are ideal for guests who would like to do their makeup too.
A really comfortable double bed or two single beds are so important for guests to get a good night sleep and wake up feeling rested. Choose from a selection of high rated mattresses for one which your visitors will love.
Good quality blackout blinds are crucial for any bedroom, especially if you live in a town or city. People can find it difficult to doze off in a new place, so as few disturbances as possible is necessary. A good overhead light with a dimmer switch is useful, so they’re able to set a comfortable light level as they wind down before sleep.
Framed map of the area
An attractive illustration of the local city is a great way for guests to become acquainted with the area, especially if they’re visiting for tourism purposes. It makes for interesting wall art as well.
If a guest forgets something it can put a real dampener on their trip, and they may have to go out of their way buy a replacement. Keep spare toothbrushes, razors, fluffy towels, shampoo and body wash on hand, and even a cell phone charger with various adapters in case they forget theirs.
Give them control over the temperature
Your guest may want the room hotter or colder than you keep the rest of your home. A small space heater and access to the air conditioning means they can feel more comfortable and at home.
These are just my ideas for making a guest room so comfortable that they’ll never want to leave, just remember to have fun with it and go for comfort over style.