Holiday Hosting: Guest Room Must-Haves

The most wonderful time of the year is soon upon us – the holidays! From organizing seasonal cocktail hours, family holiday dinners, and Friendsgiving get togethers, you may find yourself needing to prepare your Forest Properties apartment for overnight guests. One of the best ways to establish a welcoming vibe in your home is with a properly stocked guest room, so be sure to include the following items in your home!

First Thing’s First: Don’t drain yourself by over-preparing for guests. Besides giving your apartment a thorough cleaning and grabbing our recommended must-have comforts, put your energy towards creating a memorable visit for you and your guests!


Create a Personalized Welcome Basket

Is there anything sweeter than walking into a guest room and noticing a custom-made welcome basket – just for you!? This is a creative way to welcome guests to their home away from home at Cloverleaf Apartment with a few thoughtful items. An idea we love is to incorporate local fare or personal favorites in the basket. Here are some ideas:

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Fluff Up the Bedding

Whether your visitors are spending the night after dinner or are visiting for a long weekend, the guest bedroom will act as their place of relaxation and rejuvenation. Providing guests with comfy bedding to from Linens on the Hill in Boston may seem like a no brainer, but the key is to lay out options. Include a variety of pillows, a lightweight blanket, and an extra comforter in the corner for cool nights.

A Bright Idea: Plug in an automatic night light in the guest bedroom, bathroom, and hallway area to help guests find their way around without turning on a bright light at night.


Stock the Nightstand

When you think about it, bedside tables are an essential piece of your Landing53 bedroom furniture collection. From tissues to table lamps, nightstands provide a place for guests to keep personal belongings close by. A few items you can stock the nightstand with include tissues, an alarm clock, fresh flowers, and a table lamp with various light settings.

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Get Creative with Decor

The decor in your Wyndham Park apartment guest bedroom can be fun and a little different than the rest of your apartment style. Play around with different design themes you’ve had your eye on, like a charming New England cottage, a tranquil retreat, or an adventurous display of your own travel souvenirs. A cute and quirky idea is to create a DIY push-pin photo board for guests. All you need is an instant-film camera, a decorated push-pin board, and small note cards. Encourage guests to snap a selfie during their visit, pin it to the board, and leave a sweet note alongside it. It’s a creative way to invite houseguests to share their favorite part of the visit!

Once you decide on a theme, incorporate unique, multi-purpose pieces of furniture from vendors at SoWA Vintage Market. For example, desks can function as a workspace and vanity area. Luggage racks are helpful for suitcase placement and can be folded up when not in use.


Preparing the Bathroom

Whether your guests have a designated bathroom or are sharing yours, provide a complete set-up of bathroom toiletries and other essentials. Get in touch with your creative side by arranging the below items in your guest Welcome Basket!

  • Neatly stack fluffy towels and washcloths in the guest bathroom or bedroom
  • Travel-sized toiletries, like shampoo, conditioner, body wash, facial cleanser, and toothbrush/paste
  • Pack of unscented disinfectant wipes
  • A hairdryer (if you have one, let guests know so they don’t need to pack theirs!)

Are you expecting a few guests popping by for the night this holiday season? For those of you who travel, what are your go-to guest room items? Share your favorites with us on Facebook!

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