Creating a Cozy Guest Room

Good morning! Are you getting your home ready for the holidays? I know it’s pretty early to start decorating, but you can start to get your rooms cleaned up and ready for guests. I came up with a few ideas to help your guests feel at home.

Getting Ready for Guests

Start with soft sheets and fluffy pillows.

Be sure you have nice, clean sheets for your guests and enough pillows for them to use. After a day of travel or sight-seeing, your guests will appreciate cool, crisp sheets to crawl into at night.

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Be Sure to Have a Place to Store Their Belongings

I don’t have a dresser in this room, but I have extra hangers in the closet and a hanging shelf in there too, so there is plenty of place for their clothing and anything else they don’t want to keep in the suitcase. I also have a bench in the room where they can set their suitcase or bag without having to use the bed.

getting ready for guests lamp, nightstand

Plug for Phone and Wifi Password

Have a plug or extension cord near the bed so guests have a place to charge their phone without having to search for a plug. If you have extra chargers, it would be nice to leave those out too. I have a small frame where I placed our Wifi password too.

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A Chair or Other Place to Sit

It’s always nice to have a chair or bench to sit on when putting on shoes or playing on your phone. I know our bed is quite high off the ground and it would be difficult for some to put their shoes on while sitting on it.

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Bedside Light

Remember to have a nice bedside lamp for your guests. They may want to read in bed at night and when they are finished, they won’t have to get up to go turn out the light.

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Extra Blanket or Fan

This time of year, it’s nice to have a couple of extra blankets for your guests in case they get a little chilled. In the warmer months, I keep an extra fan in the room they can use.

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Extra Essentials

It’s easy to forget a few things when we are packing for a trip. I placed, in a basket, a small bottle of  shampoo and  body wash, a couple of toothbrushes and toothpaste, along with a couple of towels and washcloths.

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Tray of Goodies

As a special treat, you could leave a tray of goodies for your guests. It doesn’t have to be anything big, just a few things to make them feel at home. I included a couple bottles of water and a couple of granola bars, some Christmas magazines, and a couple of small boxes of chocolates.

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I added a few Christmas touches for the season. Just a simple wreath, a stocking and a Christmas pillow add just enough festiveness without overdoing it.

getting ready for guests pillows

So you have any other ideas or items you leave out for your guests? I would love to know! Leave your ideas in the comments!

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Ideas for Winter Decor

Good morning!  We are into January and sometimes it is hard to know how to decorate once Christmas is over. The room look so bare and empty and it’s not really spring yet either. Especially when you have several feet of snow on the ground! But you can add some simple winter decor to your rooms to cozy them up a bit. I browsed through the internet a bit this week and found some great ideas!

Wisconsin Magpie came up with these great snowflake decorations. She used items she already had and put them all together in a creative way. I love these! They would be cute with a heart in them too for Valentines Day!

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Yvonne over at Stonegable has 3 great winter wreaths! Doesn’t this pom-pom one looks so cozy and welcoming? I think I like this one the best.

pom pom wreath

These icicle candle holders are so cute! You could use any jar you have around, some glue and salt. Add some pretty pinecones and you have a pretty simple DIY! Go check it out at Sew Historically.

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After all your decorating and crafting, you need something warm and cozy to drink. These polar bear marshmallows are adorable and yummy! Little Passports shares the easy instructions with us.

polar bear hot chocolate

I hope you enjoy making your home a cozier place!

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