Holiday Season: Preparing the Guest Room

The holiday season can be quite an hectic period, start in time to make some preparations and cross them from your to-do list. Making the guest room ready is one you can really do ahead in time.

 image via  Grey Deco  - Wreath via  Pinterest  - wardrobe via  Seaglass

image via Grey Deco - Wreath via Pinterest - wardrobe via Seaglass

You don't want your guests to wake up in the night and feel freezing: prepare some blankets on a stool or chair. It will give a decorative note to the room.

 bedroom via Pinterest - pillows  Zara Home  - silk quilt  Zara Home  - blankets via  Grey Design  - paper stars wreath via  Sa Vitt Jag Vet  - wool hearts via  Pinterest

bedroom via Pinterest - pillows Zara Home - silk quilt Zara Home - blankets via Grey Design - paper stars wreath via Sa Vitt Jag Vet - wool hearts via Pinterest

Some people like to drink a glass of water before going to bed, or first thing in the morning. A carafe with water and a glass on the night stand is a thoughtful detail. 

It's the 21st century, we can't  imagine no longer to live without all are devices, even when we want to take care that social media is not over-taking meeting people in real time. A small note with the wifi password and a clear indication where to find the plugs will help your guests to feel home at once.

 flowers on nightstand via  Sheerluxe  - wifi note via  Casa TV  - carafe via  Sumally  - handcreme  Library of Flowers

flowers on nightstand via Sheerluxe - wifi note via Casa TV - carafe via Sumally - handcreme Library of Flowers

For the night owl or the early bird who doesn't want to wake you up: prepare some fun reading material and a night lamp on the side table.

Some fresh plants will show your guests you took some extra care.  Now that the holiday season is arriving it is easy to add a mistletoe, some branches of your Christmas tree. They will bring a touch of fresh air. Or a scented candle or a linen spray, maybe even home-made, can bring a subtle touch when entering the room.

 some green branches via  Un Due Tre  - star via  Apartment Diet  - Compagnie de Provence candle via  A La Maison

some green branches via Un Due Tre - star via Apartment Diet - Compagnie de Provence candle via A La Maison

Let your guests feel welcome by preparing them a nice tray with some bathroom essentials, you can find a lot of travel size products in the shop. A nice bathrobe and some slippers and they will feel as arriving in a luxurious hotel room.

 bathroom via  Homedit  - bathroom robe  Macy's  - glas Christmas balls via  My Scandinavian Home  - guestroom essentials via  Veranda  - tray bathroom essentials via  Trendenser  - touch of green via  My Scandinavian Home

bathroom via Homedit - bathroom robe Macy's - glas Christmas balls via My Scandinavian Home - guestroom essentials via Veranda - tray bathroom essentials via Trendenser - touch of green via My Scandinavian Home

 

Take care that there are some extra empty hangers in the room so your guests can un-pack their suitcase. If the room has a wardrobe make sure there is enough space so they can put their cloths inside the wardrobe.

 bedroom via  Frog Hills Design  - cloth rack via  DIY to Try  - cotton ball string lights  Ginew

bedroom via Frog Hills Design - cloth rack via DIY to Try - cotton ball string lights Ginew

Often the house is not big enough to have a separate guest room and the office or library has an extensible sofa so guests can stay over night. In that case be creative, add a stool or chair next to the bed so your guest can add a book, his phone. Your guest will maybe even more happy when he or she can withdraw a bit in the guest room and have a small desk for the laptop. Prepare some paper and pens, your guest could get inspired to write an old-fashioned letter. And something everybody will love: a small bowl with some nuts, and chocolate for late-night snacking.

 guest room via  Architectural Digest  - flowers via  Nous Decor  - sweet and spicy mixed nuts (+recipe)  See and Savour

guest room via Architectural Digest - flowers via Nous Decor - sweet and spicy mixed nuts (+recipe) See and Savour

Make a list of some essentials so your guests will feel at home

  • extra pillows and blanket
  • clean linens
  • a carafe with water
  • some reading material
  • shower essentials - towels - bath robe - hair dryer
  • fresh flowers
  • scented candle
  • not to forget: the wifi password

Have a great time preparing for the holidays! 

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