Posted on 05/12/2012
With summer just around the corner, you may soon have a bevy of houseguests to look after, so you'll have to make sure that your guest bedroom is up-to-par. Preparing this space for your company isn't a huge undertaking, but there are a few investments and small decorative touches that your friends and family are sure to appreciate. Keep the following ideas in mind when it's time to give your guest room a well-deserved face lift.
1. Put an emphasis on comfort. When your guests arrive to your home, they may need some time to relax and recharge their batteries. Having a few items in place that can help them relax is a wonderful way to show your hospitality. HGTV suggests putting out a selection of books and magazines that your guests can read during their stay. Additionally, you should also place towels and other necessary bathroom items on the bed for their arrival.
2. A mirror. Since you may or may not be sharing a bathroom with your guests, adding a mirror to your guest room is a fabulous addition. While a full-length mirror behind the door or on a bare wall is a great step in the right direction, you may want something that could serve multiple purposes. A LAVA® Light Infrared Heating Panel combines the utility of a mirror with the energy-saving benefits of radiant heat. This will provide ambient lighting, a place to freshen up and can keep the guest room at an ideal temperature all year long.
3. Storage. Being able to unpack completely will allow your guests to avoid feeling like they're living out their suitcase. ElleDecor.com suggests stocking your closet with plenty of empty hangers. Under-bed storage is also a great option, so look for a series of compact drawers that can fit underneath your bed. This can help to enhance the traffic flow of the space and help your guests keep all of their belongings neat and organized.
With the new season on the horizon, you'll probably have your fair share of guests coming through, so it's vital that your guest bedroom is refreshing and versatile. Following a few of these tips will help you show your hospitality and keep your guest bedroom in good order for the foreseeable future.
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