Whether you frequently have people over or plan on creating an inviting vacation rental, it’s always nice to know a few simple tips to make your home guest-friendly and welcoming to those who come to visit.
Simple Tips for a Guest-Friendly Home
One great tip to make your home an inviting space is to make sure it’s organized and clutter-free. No one wants to come into a home that’s messy and crowded. You can use a variety of storage bins to organize clutter and even use some decorative bins to hide away the things you’d like your guests to have easy access to (think games, books, etc) without making your home appear messy.
Stock your guest room with items that your guests may have forgotten like toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, etc. You can find travel-sized versions of these items and more at your local drugstores, big box stores, and even some grocery stores.
Add a little tray and a clock radio with a charging station to the nightstands, just like they have in hotels. This will help create a stress-free space where your guests won’t have to worry about waking up late and missing all the activities they have planned and it will also keep all of their personal items corraled in one place. If you really want to go the extra mile, add a few extra phone chargers and adapters in the bedrooms for anyone who forgot theirs.
Create a cute sign with the wifi password and important numbers your guests should know. Place in an area where everyone can see it and have access to it.
Comfort and Aesthetics Count, Too
When finding furniture for your living room be sure to find a couch that is welcoming instead of something that would be considered a work of art. No one wants to sit on something that looks like it came from a museum. Choose comfy cushions as well as soft pillows and blankets to go with the couch.
Next, be sure to choose a decent-sized coffee table and fill it with things that may have useful information for guests. For example, magazines, photo albums, and great reads to keep your guests busy. You can fill the coffee table with candles, flowers, or something to serve coffee or tea.
If you feel you don’t have enough seating you can add other comfy chairs to the mix. If you remember the show ‘Friends’ they had a good mix of comfy chairs on the show.
For the bathroom add cute towels, nice soap, and other useful things like cotton balls or Q-tips. Candles also make for a great addition in the bathroom as well!
If you enjoy having people over for the occasional get-together try a mobile bar, too! This will help not only transform your space but the get-together as well!
For some ideas to get you started check out the Pinterest board we created! What tips would you add?