An extra blanket
You’ve likely wished for a blanket if you’ve ever stayed in a cold room overnight. You want your guests to be able to find it easily. You can ensure your guests a restful night by providing a cosy throw such as the Covella Chunky Toss from Crate & Barrel.
It is not something guests like to do in the middle of the night to get a glass of water. Even with nightlights, it can be not easy to find a cup in a darkened kitchen. You can save your guests trouble by putting water on their bedside tables. The Classic Glass Decanter by Pottery Barn comes with a cup so that your guest can have a refreshing drink from one container.
Even though smartphones are ubiquitous in our culture, it is still convenient to glance at the time on a small clock in your guest room. A clock for guests in their guest rooms makes it easier and less dependent on their phones. CB2’s Charlie Gold Alarm Clock invites guests to reminisce about the days when they used their phones to set alarms.
A bedside lamp
No one likes having to get up in the morning to turn off the lights before they go to bed. To make sure your guests are comfortable in their bed, add a lamp to the nightstand. The latest technology will allow you to elevate your hosting experience. The Alperton Table Lamp has a USB port that makes it easy for guests to charge their phones. These little details make all the difference.
Your Wi-Fi password
Don’t force guests to use digital conveniences. Place your Wi-Fi password into a frame and place it on your nightstand. This classic H&M Metal Frame (available in white or black) will help dress up your information and draw attention.
If your guest room does not have a bathroom, you will need a mirror. You will make your guests face you if they don’t have a mirror. A larger mirror, such as the Sana Brass Mirror by Cost Plus World Market, will brighten up the room.
Although a trashcan may not be a good fit for a guest bedroom, it is often necessary. Your guests will appreciate having a place to store their boarding passes and granola bars wrappers. The Container Store offers a compact and nondescript trashcan that will not take over your guest bedroom design.
Some guest bedroom necessities are useful, but others are simply nice. Road-weary travellers will be welcomed into their homes by a lit candle with a soft scent. Place a candle such as the Boho Cookie by Urban Outfitters on a nightstand. Light it right before your guests arrive. They will feel relaxed with the warm glow and inviting scent.
Although having a place for luggage can make it easier to use your guest room, you don’t want your guests living out of their suitcases. You can leave your closet space empty or at least partially empty and fill it with quality hotel hangers such as these Walnut wood Hangers by The Container Store. This will let guests know that they can use the space and help them settle into their guest room.
A luggage rack
The luggage is essential for travellers. Please do not force them to put their bags on the ground. You can add a luggage rack or a stylish alternative like the Mid Century Storage Bench by West Elm to your room. Having a place where guests can easily access their bags is a great way to make your stay more comfortable.
The bottom line
These ten essentials for guest bedrooms will make your home a welcoming place for overnight guests. This list is not complete. A guide for creating the perfect guest bathroom is also available.