A Guest Room Checklist

There's nothing quite like going away on holiday. One gets to relax, read, have a sleep-in and just enjoy being pampered. When you're hosting overnight guests, set up your guest room to welcome your company with all the special amenities of a five-star resort. I've put together a checklist that will have any guest asking to stay just a bit longer.

First, the room basics; A well dressed bed, fresh linens, a reading corner, extra linens in the wardrobe and a clean side table for your guest's belongings.

I prefer a neutral color palette for a guest room. 

I prefer a neutral color palette for a guest room. 

Offer your guests basics as well as specialty soaps, body scrubs and moisturizers! 

Offer your guests basics as well as specialty soaps, body scrubs and moisturizers! 

I like to offer full size bottles of basics like shampoo, conditioner, shower gels, etc. Extra special goodies, like under-eye creams or night oils for the face can be had for free at the makeup counter of your favorite department store when you ask for samples. It's fun to share brands that my guests may not be familiar with, like Organic Bath Co., which makes wonderful bath goodies that smell amazing and are gentle on your skin. 

Be sure to include items that your guests might need in a pinch.

Be sure to include items that your guests might need in a pinch.

Even if you don't have a designated "guest room", you can still put together a care package for your guests, and let them know you're happy to share your home with them. 

What are your favorite items to offer your guests? And what items do you love finding on your holiday when you're staying in a lovely hotel or friend's home? Let me know in the comments below.