How to Create a Guest Suite that Your Friends and Family will Love

Posted by Tarvin Realtors on Friday, March 17th, 2017 at 11:32am.

For many homeowners, the guest room can seem like an afterthought. It’s a room with a bed and some storage where guests can sleep if they are staying over for the night. However, there are a few simple things you can do that will take the guest room concept to the next level and create a guest suite that will make your friends and family feel welcome and loved:

Don’t Skimp on the Bed Dressings

Your guest suite should not consist of cast-off sheets and duvets. Make sure the beds are dressed with good quality high thread count sheets and comforters. This will make a huge difference in your guest suite and ensure that anyone sleeping over will get an excellent night’s sleep on a plush and comfortable bed.

Stock it With Books and Magazines

Many people read before bed as part of their bedtime routine. When you’re sleeping away from home, you may not be able to partake in the same luxury. By adding a few books and current magazines in your guest suite, your friends and family will have something to read or skim before bed, making them feel further at home.

Include a Few Thoughtful Extras

Think about the things that you wish you had when you were traveling or staying over at a friend or relative’s home. Include these items in plain sight so your guests will see them and immediately recognize that they are set out for them. Some useful items include washcloths, towels, robes, hair elastics, and extra blankets. You can set these items out in decorative baskets to add, even more, charm to the room.

Freshen Things Up with Flowers

If you are expecting company, head out to the grocery store or your favorite florist for a quick and effortless floral arrangement. It doesn’t have to be an expensive bouquet, a simple bunch of seasonal flowers or tulips (because they’re available year-round) will have an amazing impact on the room and help make your guests feel welcome.

Make the Room More Functional

As a guest, you often don’t want to inconvenience your host. By adding a few simple items to your guest suite, your company will have access to everything they need. For example, making sure you have a mirror in the room will help your guests get dressed in the morning or touch up their hair and makeup. Adding a small desk or vanity is the perfect spot for your guests to do some work, paint their nails, do makeup, and more. These small touches may seem inconsequential but they can make a world of difference to your guest.

Including these items in your guest suite will help make you the perfect host for friends and family when they stay over. For more tips and tricks on making the most out of your Ridgewood, NJ home, contact Tarvin Realtors at (201) 444-0690 today.

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