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If you are looking for perfect guest room design tips, Marlena Stoddard shares some essential tricks for DIY Design Mom readers.

Company is coming and you want everything to be perfect. The room is spotless. There are fresh linens on the bed and fresh flowers on the night stand. Is that enough to ensure your guests feel right at home? Here are five tips to help you make sure they do.

Perfect Guest Room Design Essentials


1) Let Them Unpack

It is never fun to live out of a suitcase. The experts at Stephanie Kratz Interiors  say that storage space is a must for any guest room. Giving your guests a few drawers and some closet space is a great way to give them a sense of normalcy. Not to mention getting their clothes out of the suitcase helps get the wrinkles out. If you want to go the extra mile, place a few sachets in the drawers and closet to keep everything smelling fresh.

2) Midnight Snack Tray

There’s nothing worse than fumbling about in the middle of the night in someone else’s house, and all in the name of a glass of water. A few bottles of water and some snack options left in the room keeps your guest from feeling awkward poking around the kitchen at night.

3) Mini Medicine Cabinet

Often times, when we travel, there’s something in our medicine cabinet we wish we would have grabbed. Alleviate your guests’ last minute regrets by providing any medicine cabinet items they may need. Start with a bottle of pain reliever, some antacids and maybe a lip balm. Throw in additional items based on what you know about your guest. For instance, if you know they have arthritis, toss in a tube of arthritis cream.

4) Extra Toiletries

Placing extra toiletries in the bathroom as a nice touch that saves your guest from having the uncomfortable conversation regarding the forgotten toothbrush. In addition to a toothbrush, other items to include are toothpaste, floss, mouthwash, shampoo, conditioner, soap and lotion. Extra bottles of shampoo, soap and toothpaste can go a long way in making your guest feel welcome and cared for, even if they don’t need to use them.

5) Success Is In the Details

Extra measures of comfort can go along way in making your guests feel right at home. Provide a small fan as well as extra blankets on the bed. Some people like it colder when they sleep and some people like it warmer. Providing these extra conveniences ensures your guest can rest in perfect comfort. Some other small details to help your guests feel welcome can include, placing magazines and crosswords on the nightstand with a pencil and making sure tissues are readily accessible.
Every traveler is most relieved to return home, but the comfort of the visit can go along way in making the trip a success. Using these perfect guest room design tips, as well as some tailor-made for your guest, will make your guestroom a coveted destination.

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