7 Inexpensive Ways to Spruce Up Your Guest Room This Season
The holiday season is here, which means it’s high time to get your guest room(s) into shape. With all of the other expenses the holiday season entails (entertaining, cooking, presents, and the like), you’re likely lacking a budget to give your spare room a refresh. Luckily, you can still create a warm and welcoming atmosphere for your visitors without breaking the bank. Read on for seven ways to make your guests feel at home while visiting.
Though comfortable bedding is clearly a given, adding a cozy throw to the top of the bed will help your guests feel at home. Perfect for midday naps or curling up with a book during downtime, a comfortable blanket is the easiest way to inject a luxurious vibe into a space.
Make sure your guest room is a calming retreat by stocking the space with scented candles (and matches) for your visitors to enjoy. Stick a Post-It note reading "Try this!" beside them to urge guests not be bashful. Include candles with seasonal scents for an even more thoughtful addition.
Make sure your guest room is as functional as it is beautiful, and hang some woven blinds or lightweight sheers to filter incoming morning light. Before your guests arrive, do some investigating and pop into the bedroom during the morning hours to ensure they’ll be properly shaded when the sun starts streaming in.
Print out some new photographs to stuff in your existing frames, which will make the space feel fresh and current. An even more thoughtful idea? Include images of you and your guests at your last get-together to make them feel welcome and special—and excited for the merriment yet to come!
Stock up on the latest magazines and periodicals, and store them in a basket or tray for your visitors to peruse at their leisure. You want your guest room to be a calming retreat from occasionally hectic holiday activities, so providing some escapism in the form of beautiful words and imagery is a nice gesture.
Upon arrival, make sure your guests have fresh bath and hand towels in their room so they have them to use at any point without needing to ask. Ratty, old towels hardly send a welcoming message, so pick up some inexpensive new linens.
Pick up some inexpensive buds from your local supermarket or explore what branches your backyard has to offer and display them in a simple vase. Your guests will appreciate your thoughtful gesture and the presence of fresh blooms will make your guest room feel lively, rather than stuffy.