Simple Hospitality // Items to include in your guest room

I have always liked the idea of running a B&B so when we moved house a couple of months ago I was excited to finally have a guest bedroom to kit out. I love the fact that I have special bath and bed linen, and can keep the room clean and made up for people who visit our home.

Although you don’t need a designated bedroom in order to welcome overnight guests there are some items which are always great to include to help people feel as at home as possible:

Suitable Bedding
Although bedding is an obvious inclusion for a bedroom make sure that it is suitable for your guests. Consider the season (you don’t want them to be too hot or cold) and make sure they have enough pillows (they can remove them if there are too many!).

Towels and Rail
Not everyone will bring their own towels so make sure they have obvious access to some, and make sure they are as big as possible! It’s also helpful to create somewhere guests can hang their towels after use – there is nothing worse than having to leave a wet towel on the floor.

I have put together a bucket of toiletries in case our guests have forgotten anything. It includes everything you’d need in a shower, tooth brushes and paste, a comb and tissues.

This is easily forgotten, but can be annoying for guests if they have nowhere to put their rubbish.

This is something I haven’t managed to include in my own guest room yet as we don’t have any suitable sockets! I’m currently looking into battery or solar powered options because it’s nice for guests to have a reading light and to be able to turn a light off and on from bed.

Although most people will use a mobile phone as an alarm clock I like to provide one just in case – just make sure it does not tick!

It’s always nice for guests to be able to check their appearance and fix their hair in a mirror – even if it’s only a small one.

Try to provide somewhere guests can hang up clothes, especially if they are staying for a few days.

Visitors Book
I love our guest book as a lasting record of who has been to visit.

You might like to provide some food and drinks in case your guests get hungry in the night and don’t feel comfortable searching around your kitchen. I have gone for a simple option of providing bottled water and a vintage sweet jar.

I provide a few magazines on our bedside table for guests to read before bed.

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1 comment:

  1. You have a wonderful guestroom and I like how you furnish your home. I find the guestbook a tad formal though. :-)