Simple Ways to Make Your Guest Feel Welcomed In Your Home
Now that the holidays are over it usually means no more guests. Well for some of us that isn't the case. Maybe family that couldn't make it during the holidays can now plan a trip. How about unexpected guests? Here are a few simple ideas that can make a huge impact when it comes to making them feel extra welcomed.
Fresh Flowers - sounds simple but it's easily forgotten. A bouquet of store purchased flowers not only smells wonderful but adds life & color to a guest room. We love the idea of a potted plant or blooming flowers on a dresser or bed side table. Purchase a plant from your local nursery and drop the plastic pot right into a decorative garden container. Prefer a more decorative pot? Use a tea pot, water pitcher, or tall glass. Wa La easy and lovely.
Guest Items - Fill a empty flowerpot with mini sizes containers of shampoo, soap, liquid soap, close soap (for small messes) & a sewing kit. Leave a note that lets them know that it's ok to use any items they wish.
Use a small ceramic pot as a candy dish. Fill it full of individually wrapped chocolates or mints. Set on the dresser or side table so that your guest not only feel welcomed but they can enjoy a sweet reminder from you anytime they wish.
Lastly, make sure there is an extra blanket available so that your guests don't have to ask if they get cold. In the summer maybe place a water bottle next to the bed or a spray water bottle to help keep them cool during their visit.
The point is to think of your guests needs before they even know they need anything. Be welcoming and loving and you will be remembered as the perfect hostess! So simple!
Everyone has guests come to visit from time to time. You always try to do the right thing and have the home ready to greet them but other times you are so rushed and crazy that you only have time for a few small attempts. It's not as hard as you may think to welcome your guests beyond the usual clean sheets & towels.
Add some fresh flowers. Yep, simple eh? A small vase on a night stand with a bouquet of flowers or a simple daisy in a bud vase. It adds life to your guest room, color and of course smells heavenly. Maybe move in a potted houseplants. So many houseplants are know for their air refreshing properties. Make it one that not only keeps the air clean but fragrant. This is so much easier than healthier than a plug in.
Keep an extra blanket and pillow in the guest room so that they have access to them at all times day or night.
Make sure the window opens and closes easily. Get the WD-40 out if necessary to eliminate squeaks. Stock the bathroom with travel size shampoos and soaps. I keep a tray full of travel sizes on the counter in the guest bath so that they can pick and choose as needed. I also keep a potted plant on the counter to add life, and cleansing properties.
Lastly, keep a few snacks in the fridge for grab and go's. String cheese, apples, deviled eggs, carrots ticks, berries. Put bowls of nuts on the table for snacking.
These are all just small easy things but they really do make a big impression. What better way to let your guest know how much they mean to you!