Can you believe we’ve arrived at the first full week of December?! Bring it on holidays – I’m ready for ya :-)! Today we’re talking some ideas for graciously appointing your guest room for the overnight company you’ll be hosting throughout the season! As in all things, don’t think you have to limit these ideas to “company” though. Why not add a few of these thoughtful touches to all the bedrooms in your house? Make your family feel special. They’ll love it!
First up: how about a pitcher of water and drinking glass (or make it even easier with water bottles). I know I’m always thirsty right before bed, and as soon as I wake up!
I also love the touch that fresh flowers add to any bedside table. For this time of the year, I favor festive pine clippings. Or, as seen in the photo below, rosemary with a single pine cone. – Also make sure you have an easy-to-set alarm clock ready for them to use if necessary:
And one of my favorite tips of all? A little “survival” basket with tissues, lotion, and an assortment of small snacks. Maybe something sweet, something salty, and something fresh? Most people won’t feel comfortable scrounging around in the kitchen or even asking you for something to eat when the munchies hit. This way they can tide themselves over easily until the next meal!
Last but not least: a few little, perhaps even frivolous touches that most guest will really thank you for. The first is having an assortment of pillows. I like to have one pair of down pillows, and one pair of poly-fill pillows on the bed. That way they can comfortably sleep on whatever they are used to at home.
And the last little touch is an electric tart warmer. This allows guests to rid their room of unpleasant smells, or enjoy some seasonal ambiance without the worry of matches, candles, or open flames being left unattended.
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So now it’s your turn: What are some special touches you like to include for your guests?