This got me thinking about things I would love to have when staying in someone's home. Things that would make it feel more personal and cozy...like I was at my own home. I also took my experience in hotel design and pulled some of those elements as well. So, here are 10 things I think you need and will be doing to bring our guestroom up to par.
1. Comfortable Mattress and Bedding
Overstock.com. I always find great prices on there...especially because I usually get white sheets. I also am an advocate for the highest thread count you can afford. I like to do 400 thread count sheets for our guest bedroom. I do 800TC for our bedroom (sorry I'm a TC snob). I feel okay doing a lower TC in the guest bedroom because people don't sleep in there every night and rub the fibers.
2. Draperies or Shades to Darken Windows
3. Bedside Lamp for Reading
4. Extra Blankets
5. Fan or Thermostat Access
6. Alarm Clock
7. Luggage Rack or Bench
8. Books & Magazines
A few books and magazines are always appreciated by me when I am staying at someones home. I also plan on putting some location specific books and magazines on Atlanta in our guest bedroom. Depending on how long a guest stays sometimes they may want some free time to themselves and this gives them something to read if they haven't brought something of their own.
9. Toiletry/Essentials Basket
10. Drawer and Hanging Space
11. Water Glass & Pitcher
12. Fluffy Towels
13. Fresh Flowers
Domino MagazineJust a nice touch for the nightstand or dresser. Makes the space feel special and that you are a special person visiting.
14. Something Sweet
15. Pen & Stationary
With all these things in our guestroom something tells me we will have lots of visitors!!!! Is there anything you love when you stay at someones home? Have you ever stayed anywhere that had nice unexpected luxuries in your room?