Holiday Hosting: Keep Your Overnight Guests Cozy
Tips for a perfectly appointed guest room from our Home Design Ambassador.
With December full of holiday get togethers and celebrations, overnight guests are almost guaranteed. Give your friends and family a warm welcome with some inspiration from Brian Gluckstein.
Spa Quality Linens
Provide them with a full range of towel sizes — bath towel, wash cloth and hand towel — in the bathroom. Choose a plush, luxurious material like cotton-bamboo.
Stock the kitchen with yogurt, breads, fruits and fresh juice, all prepped and ready to go so they can help themselves at their leisure. Also, leave some nuts or other munchies in the bedroom so they can enjoy some relaxing alone time.
Sheets for the Season
Treat your guests to an extra cozy sleep with flannel sheets.
Anticipate what your guests might need by leaving a carafe of water and glass beside the bed. Provide an extra throw for chilly nights, and always a couple extra pillows.
Leave a set of fresh sheets and towels in the room along with a beauty kit — tooth brush, toothpaste, shampoo — in case they forgot something.
Finally, it’s nice to include some personal decor touches like a fresh bud vase with some flowers and a picture frame on the nightstand with a photo of you and your guests. It makes a lovely parting gift.
Photography courtesy of GlucksteinHome.