How to Be a Good Holiday Host
Make overnight guests feel at home this holiday season.
If you’re hosting for the holidays, you’ll want to make sure the spare room is prepped and ready for overnight guests. Here are four things to keep in mind when setting up their space.
Provide Plenty of Storage
The first thing most guests want to do when they arrive is unpack, so make the space as welcoming as possible by thoroughly cleaning the room and clearing out clutter. Then, fill the closet with a luggage rack (bonus points if it doubles as a shoe rack), velvet hangers, and an ironing board. No dresser? No worries. Invest in canvas shelves that can hang from the closet rod.
Refresh the Bathroom
The bathroom should be just as welcoming as the bedroom! Give it a spa-worthy feel with a fresh set of towels, matching bath mat, and new soap and lotion dispensers. It’s also a good idea to fill up a basket with toiletries (toothbrushes, hair spray, shampoo, conditioner, razors) in case guests forget any at home. Leave a spare hair dryer and scented candle or oil diffuser on the counter, and you’re good to go!
Primp the Bed
Ensure guests get plenty of rest with a new set of pillows, comfy flannel sheets, and extra throw blankets folded at the foot of the bed. The nightstand should also be stocked—top it off with a bedside lamp, stack of books, and pitcher of water. And because the air can get dry during the colder months, you may want to add a humidifier or ceramic air diffuser. (Color-changing variations double as a night-light!)
Make them feel even more at home with thoughtful finishing touches. Set out a bowl of fruit (they’ll be hungry after a long trip), reading material, fresh flowers and handwrite your Wi-Fi code on a card. We also like providing a plush bathrobe and a set of slippers they can wear around the house and take home when they leave!