Thanksgiving and Christmas are quickly approaching, and I’m sure many of you will have company staying at your home for the weekend (or longer!). I am usually the one staying over, and I know what makes me feel at home in someone else’s house. Today on Tidy Tuesday, I’m sharing my top 3 tips for making your home comfortable for your guests!
1. Blankets (and other comforts).
The two things I need when I sleep are blankets and pillows (duh). OK – and a comfy mattress…but that’s another post. When you go to someone else’s home, it is hard enough to feel comfortable invading their space, but when you aren’t provided with enough blankets and pillows and lay shivering through the night…it is basically the worst. As a hostess, I try to provide many blankets and pillows to make sure my guests feel at home in my home.
2. The little things.
Another thing about staying at someone else’s home is this: you never know what you can/cannot use. Should you use a coaster? Where do they keep their cups? Are these washcloths for decoration? I DON’T KNOW!! By keeping these items handy in a tray or basket in the guest room, it takes the guessing out of this ordeal.
3. Personal space.
So, by now you all may have gathered that I have a hard time traveling. I am a creature of habit and like my own space. When I go stay at a friend’s home, I like to have some personal space. I want to be able to lock the door, close the curtains, hang my clothes up, etc. As a hostess/host, you want to make sure your guests feel they can relax by providing some often overlooked necessities. Make sure they have things like a hanging rack, a mirror, and some curtains for privacy. We all need to decompress eventually!