- Make a cozy bed. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to make a bed comfortable. When it comes to sheets, thread count and quality is certainly nice, how they feel is the most important factor and you don’t have to spend a lot of money to achieve that. If they feel soft to you, that’s all that matters. Pillows are key to a good night’s sleep. For a queen sized bed, four pillows with two different levels of support provide plenty of options for guests. And finally, if the mattress is lacking in comfort, consider a quick and affordable solution like a memory foam topper to make the bed a cozy nest.
- Create space for your guests’ personal items. There’s no better way to feel at home than putting away your clothes. Clear a drawer or two for guests to use, and make room in the closet – remembering to leave five to ten hangers available.
- Personalize the space. Simple gestures like putting out your guests’ favorite flowers, chocolates, or a few midnight snacks shows that you’re happy to host them, and that you were thinking about them in advance. Consider placing a couple of water bottles or glasses on the nightstand as a further welcoming touch. Lastly, let’s not forget about the spa! Creating a spa-like ambiance in the bathroom could really enhance your guests “hotel-like” experience. Providing things like sample toiletries and small hair-care supplies can only help make their stay even more pleasant.
It doesn’t take much to make your guest room feel more welcoming this holiday season. Though you will want to be careful, you may find yourself with many more reservation requests in the New Year!