If you’re feeling a bit perplexed about how to approach setting up your guest room, you’re in good company. Designing a space that’s comfortable for all sorts of visitors seems a bit daunting at first. Whether you’re getting ready to host your child’s first sleepover or preparing for a visit from one of your family members, these are some great ways to create a homey atmosphere in your guest rooms.
Consider a Good Mattress
Quality Sleep is Important
To help put things into perspective, imagine what you look for in a hotel bedroom when you go to sleep. If your mattress was saggy with poor support from worn-out springs, you would likely be disappointed with the service. Having a bed in good condition allows your guest to comfortably rest worry-free of any morning back pains or bugs hidden away inside an older mattress.
This does not mean you need to go out and buy a new mattress either. Great alternatives like air mattresses or sleeper sofas are sometimes cheaper options capable of providing a comfortable night’s sleep. Adding a mattress topper to any of the above selections ensures an extra layer of comfort as well.
Allow Hidden Storage
Less Clutter is Better
When you get home from a busy day and want to sink into your bed, you don’t have your luggage and clothes strewn about to be stepped on or meandered around. Keeping it out of sight makes the room feel more spacious and less cluttered. Having a closet or dresser available for your guest and their luggage allows them to enjoy the space without having to bend over to the ground when they need to change. Having extra drawers available for things like phones and wallets is also a thoughtful consideration.
Keep the Design Comfortable
Focus on the Coziness
Being comfortable is the number one priority a guest should have when making accommodations. The design of a room plays a big part in the overall experience and should be carefully considered. That said, it doesn’t have to be all prim and proper. Finding ways to fit in odd-shaped rugs for a unique atmosphere or adding distinct decorations on a side table adds some personality to the room without making overbearing statements. Finding a balance between comfort and personal touch is crucial in keeping your guest comfy during their stay.
With all the fine details some people find themselves worrying over, it’s understandable to be concerned over a guest room. However, it is important to understand that your guest is not expecting hotel quality service and does well to remind you to relax. If you consider these ways to create a homey atmosphere in your guest rooms, your visitors are going to feel at home the moment they walk through the door.
Photo – Terry Magallanes