Whether you have a guest room to welcome friends and family in for the upcoming holiday season or own a guest house, the idea is the same….make it inviting and comfortable, as well as practical.
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WELCOME YOUR FALL GUESTS
It’s ideal to add some extra touches to your home when welcoming out of town guests. In this article I’d like to tell you a few of my favorite things to have in our own home when company comes a knockin! I also like to include a lot of these things for our vacation rental homes as well. It’s just simple items, but it makes a big statement and says “We’re glad you’re here”.
Let’s start with the living area. Add some extra snuggly blankets for guests to use while lounging around watching TV or just chatting. It’s just a nice little touch and depending on how you set your temperature in the house, they may be used to a warmer setting.
I also like to have a nice, not heavy, fall scent in the room. You can do this by either a candle, or a plug in, or my new favorite Airwick Automatic. (and no, I don’t get any money for saying that!) I just like the soft spray it will occasionally emit and you can set it for how often you’d like it work. It comes with a battery, so no need to plug anything into the wall or worry about burning your house down with a candle.
The kitchen is next. I like to have a coffee station set up for guests. Leave some pretty fall mugs out for your friends or family and have all the extras they may need. I usually set up my coffee machine so it’s all filled with water and coffee and whoever gets up first can just hit the start button!
Have a cute little container to hold spoons, so no one has to dig around and find them. Have both real sugar and a sweetener available and creamer in the fridge. I also like to have something special made up for their morning breakfast, like a coffee cake or donuts. If you make it a fall flavor like pumpkin or spiced apple, you’ll be rewarded I’m sure with a big hearty thank you! And don’t forget water bottles in the fridge for easy grabbing.
For the guest bathroom (or your main bathroom if you don’t have an extra one) make sure you have plenty of toilet paper where it’s easily seen and can be grabbed. Put the extra rolls on a shelf near the toilet or in a cute basket on the floor nearby.
Set out some pretty towels just for them along with a nice scented bar of soap. These items can easily be picked up from Home Goods, my favorite place to shop for such. In addition to that, I always have disposable bathroom cups for guests on the vanity top.
It also is a nice touch if you have extra toothpaste and a brush or two incase someone forgot theirs. And make sure you have shampoo and conditioner in the shower. Let them know where they can find your hairdryer if they have forgotten theirs.
Now let’s finish with the bedroom. It’s a great idea to have a nice extra blanket or throw for sleeping. In case the house is cooler than they are used to sleeping.
Have a place for your guests to set their luggage when they come too. These luggage racks from Amazon are ideal, inexpensive and fold up for stowing away when not needed. It’s just nice not having to put your suitcase on the floor when traveling!
And I like to offer a sleep mask and ear plugs. This can be a nice take home gift for them to remember you by! One last thing I always had on hand when we had company come to our house was a small water pitcher and glass. I like to fill it up with ice water before bed, that way if they need to take any pills, wake up thirsty in the middle of the night or first thing in the morning, they don’t have to leave the room in search of something.
Well, there you have it! Just do a few little extra touches for your loved ones when they come to visit and make their stay a memorable one!