5 Tips for Creating the Perfect Guest Room

5 Tips for Creating the Perfect Guest Room

It’s that time of year again, your house becomes a local B&B for our out of town friends and family. Check out my top 5 list of basic southern hospitality to make your guests feel welcome.

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Traveling while fun, can be hard, especially if you are choosing to stay with a family member or friend. That why I created my 5 Tips for Creating the Perfect Guest Room. For the guest they may feel as if they are intruding into your private space, and for the hosts they may feel like as if  they should be overly accommodating, which can be  stressful on both parties. It is never an easy scenario to mix a bunch of people that may live completely different lifestyle into one space.  However, I have found implementing these little tips and tricks can make your guests feel more at ease and comfortable.

1. The Welcome Wagon I like for a guest room to immediately feel welcoming. By providing a tray with a snack basket, water carafe, and a hand written thank you note for the visitor sets the tone, just as southern social graces dictates. This literally a page right out all the elite five star hotel’s playbook. Sometimes I choose to add fresh flowers to the tray depending on what is in season and or possibly a candle. This also depends on the guest and if they have any type of allergies or sensitivities to these items or scents.The snack basket is a fun twist on a mini bar, and will provide a snack for between meals or a late night snack for after the hosts have gone to bed. There is nothing worse than getting the munchies and feeling weird about going into someone else’s kitchen. If your feeling extra decadent you can install a small mini bar as seen in my DIY Mini Bar Amoire post. I really love this sweet little water carafe I picked this one up years ago at a Southern Living party and I have used in so many places it is ridiculous. I have used it to transport juice for breakfast in bed, in my bathroom to decant mouthwash in the a pretty vessel, and now in a guest room for water. Now they make so many varieties of them, I am so surprised more people do not own them, since they are so versatile.

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2.Dress the Bed I alway dress the bed in layers, because it adds a touch of luxury to your guests experience. I like to use the finest thread count sheets, my favorite go too’s are Peacock Alley.  Layers are also great because not everyone is acclimated to your homes temperature. My husband I run hot, so we tend to keep the air on and the house on the cooler side. Let’s be honest, you can put on more layers if you are cold, but running around naked if your hot is frowned upon.The best layers for an ultra comfy bed include a light to medium weight comforter and a warm blanket at the foot of the bed. I also store a extra heavy feather down comforter in the guest closet which easily can be added by your guest if they get cold.3. Add in the Extras I keep a variety of extra pillows in the closet as well. A soft feather pillow, and two hypoallergenic poly filled, one firm and one medium. This way your guest will have options in case the ones on the bed are not to their liking. Also you might have noticed that I have plenty of empty hangers in the closet as well. This insures that your guest can hang their clothes with out feeling like they have inconvenienced you to get hangers or worst yet if they have to move your stuff to make room for their own. Even if your guest room doubles as another space, like an office of kids room, try to make sure that your guests have some closet space available for there stay.
As you can see, I also provide robes in the closet. This is another trick I take straight from all the fancy hotels. My absolute favorite terry cloth robe is the Signature Egyptian Cotton Couple’s Terry Spa Robes  which I paired with the St. Tropez Microfiber Spa Slippers. I find they both really add a luxurious feeling for your guest, plus they really wash up great. Your guest will be able to utilize the robes in their travels from the bathroom, especial if you have a Jack and Jill bathroom or shared hallway bathroom. They are also super convenient to put over their pajamas for breakfast.

Signature Egyptian Cotton Couple’s Terry Spa Robes – $55.45

from: Luxor Linens, LLC

Designer Tip: If you robes include a free monogram, a super cute idea for the a guest room would be “Yours” and “Mine”. Which become a universal set of robes for anyone guest that stays with you. For our wedding we did get a super cute set of Bride & Groom robes for our honeymoon that we still have to this day.  

St. Tropez Microfiber Spa Slippers – $14.74

from: Luxor Linens, LLC

4. Stock the Bathroom Yes I too am notorious for snagging extra little hotel soaps when I travel, lol. I end up using them in my own guest bath, which I guess could be considered tacky, but I actually like that my guests get to choose which little shampoo they want to try. Some of the hotels we have stayed in have really nice products, even designer brands, so in my mind it is better than a big ugly bottle of  bargain brand sitting in the shower. I placed a cute basket under the counter with the hotel soaps along with a few other conveniences you guest could have unexpectedly forgotten, like toothpaste, toothbrushes, and feminine products. I also like to provide a hair drier, flat iron and curling iron, stored in a separate basket under the sink. This way your guest do not have to ask to borrow your personal ones in case they forgot to pack them. Also make sure that you have plenty of extra towels and wash clothes, enough for the guests entire stay. You will also want to make sure you have hampers for the soiled linens either in the bathroom itself or or in the closet of the bedroom.

 5. Entertainment and Technology I always provide periodicals for late night or early morning reading, especially if your guest room does not have a television. Keep in mind your guest maybe from a different timezone or have jet lag that can cause them to experience some sleepless nights. Having  periodicals can provide light reading at their leisure to help them drift off to sleep.One last tip would be provide charging cables for their technology. I recommend leaving them in the nightstand drawer. Just a simple placed cable can give them internet freedom to keep their lives up and running. I also saw a really cute idea that one of my sweet neighbors had implemented, which was picture frame with the wifi password inside.  This too could join the charging cables, tucked away conveniently inside the nightstand drawer. I love these Metal Sylvia Night Stands by World Market they not only look really cool but provide tons of space for your guests to unpack their technology, socks, undies, and a great place to store jewelry just drop a cute dish or basket inside one of the drawers so you guests don’t misplace their value pieces.

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  1. Can I come visit? Staying at your place would be better than a five-star hotel. The attention to detail is impeccable, and all these touches make your guests feel so at welcome and comfortable while staying with you. Great ideas, I am definitely going to make up a mini-snack bar tray/ basket for our next guests!

  2. what lovely ideas to make your stay more enjoyable!

  3. Lila Ponder

    This has great information for potential house guests. Plus your home is beautiful, I know if I was a guest I would never want to leave. LOL… great blog and beautiful pictures. It is like looking at a Southern Living magazine!

  4. Sherry Day

    I am enjoying this post very much and the timing is perfect. We will have a ton of holiday guests, this year. I just want to say I love your blog, you have great pictures and fin ideas.

  5. Irma Dahlen

    I have utterly enjoyed your site and tips for kitchen upgrades. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Kayla

    hi there, yeah this paragraph is actually good and i have learned lot of things for expecting guest and making them feel at home. thanks

  8. Lettie Menard

    Great read and really good tips. I have so many visitors these days. Good vibes from a hot Mexican lady.

  9. Kasey Matlock

    Thoroughly written guide to hosting. The process you have implemented certainly fits your needs. I look forward to adding a few into our home this season.

  10. Ed Thorman

    Thank you for the sensible post for the holiday. Me and my neighbor were just preparing to do a little research about prepping for visitors or opening a B&B. We grabbed a book from our local library but I think I learned more from this post. I am very glad to see such excellent info being shared freely out there.

  11. M Carruthers

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  12. Tamela

    Your home belongs in a magazine, it is so beautiful. I am really enjoying this post and can’t wait to read others in the archives. I have a feeling that I won’t be disappointed. Thanks for brightening my day, since the in-laws are coming stay until the end of the year. Ugh maybe I get his mother to read you blog and leave me alone! Wish me luck.

  13. Trudy F. Coulle

    You righteous unwavering skills have people the flocking to you by the dozens!Which can be verified by checking the reviews of your posts.

  14. Catalina Meudell

    Thank you JEN. Your content, somehow, always has good timing well done ^_^

  15. Eleanor Motsinger

    Perfect timing on this, we have a ton of family that will be at our home for the holidays. I worry that if I implement you fantastic ideas that they may never leave, ha ha ha. Thanks for sharing you tips!

  16. How to write a NOVEL

    I like your blog a lot, because it is very well explained! Teach us with details, I enjoy your ideas, thanks a lot. Keep on sharing your knowledge with us. Very useful your tips!

  17. cours de theatre

    Great blog article.Really thank you! Keep writing.

  18. Margene McCliveen

    I found this ready to enjoyable. Even though we think we know to do to make our guests feel at home you offered a few ides I had not thought about. Such the water carafe and snacks, the jewelry bowl, robes and charging cables. All really great ideas.

  19. Janna Price

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts about guests, and how to make them feel at home, even the they are not. Regards

  20. Ricardo Santoro

    This is a topic that is close to my heart… Best wishes!
    Exactly where are your contact details though?

  21. Incredibly helpful it filled me with a rush of excitement and enthusiasm for the holidays, I just had to write Thank you!

  22. Lauren Tanner

    The in laws are on the way!!!!!!!!!! Oh gawd what will I do!!!!!! Good thing I found your super helpful post, only problem I don not want them to not stay too long, lol. So we will eliminate the snacks I guess.

  23. Nikki

    Perfect timing on this post we have out of town guests this weekend, so I am frantically scurrying around to get things ready, I have already added a snack basket with bottled water. Phone chargers and wifi passwords. Greats ideas thanks! TTYL

  24. Lisa Murphy

    I was scanning through my Instagram and saw your pretty picture of your guest room. I linked over to see the post and I just had to comment. You have some great ideas here, I would never want to leave a guest suite like that.

  25. DeMatto Fam

    I should print this out for the entire family to see and post it on the refrigerator. This is how a house should look before you have house guests! End of story!

  26. Jasmine Ruser

    Perfect timing on seeing this post I have out town guests next week for my husband’s birthday! Now I can really wow them with my southern hospitality.

  27. Dianna Agro

    I want to come stay at your house! Honestly, it is probably better than any four star hotel I could book. The guest suites so cozy and homey I bet you stay booked all the time.

  28. Darjeeling

    I decide to link over a read a few other post since you impressed me so on the mirror project. You have a really good blog, and I think it will catch right on. Although your guest room is nothing short of a 5 star hotel, I shall add it to my bucket list!

  29. Patriot143

    We seem to be the B&B of our family too, so I feel ya on that. Great tips, I specifically like the charging cables and the robes. I can not tell you how many time my poor children have seen uncle Harry coming out of the bathroom, in only a towel. It’s like the Griswolds over here. LOL

  30. Heather

    You have one great looking blog lady. This post is near and dear to me since I am the hostess for all my family at the holidays. Great tips to make them feel even more special our home. The robes are a nice touch and the treat basket too. I never thought about them feeling odd about coming down at nigh for a snack, but that does make sense why they are all so hungry in the morning.

  31. bunnytime

    Still hopping around your site, I must say this is a really good post. I always end up with all the company at my house, (huge eye roll) So now I can be ready and really impress them JENRON style. xoxoxox

  32. Little Farmgirl

    Yes I have guest all the time. Great post love your home. Your warm and friendly help entails this much to me. Warm regards

  33. Addison Wheeler

    An interesting discussion topic so I wanted to add a valuable comment and say you should do more posts like this one. This post is great because everyone will be having company over the holiday so strike while the iron is hot. Cheers

  34. Shirley Wood

    I always have guests at the holidays, no way around it. Nice read on how to make them more comfortable, the robes are a good idea and the barging cables. But question how do I get them to leave? lol

  35. Maddie Thompson

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  36. tweedy

    Such great info. you really have something brewing here.

  37. Aubrey Andrews

    Your post has been so valuable for me. You have great tips and pretty pictures to boot. Thanks!

  38. Lanie West

    Linked over from IG to see what this room was all about. Great tips for out of town guests.

  39. Alicia @ What a Difference A Day Makes

    I know we all think of extra towels and fresh sheets but you take entertaining guests to a whole new level. Robes, snacks, hotel shampoos and salt irons, girl I would be filling up my suitcase, lol.

  40. Amy @her_faith

    Thanks you for this superb advice on how to make guest feel more comfortable, I handout considered some of these things before.

  41. Toni Ruehl

    This year we will be having a few mates from the US joining us for the summer. Which down here is starting up in a few months. Perfect guidelines for making them feel homey. Thanks.

  42. sunshine and daisies

    Great tips,I would have never thought to put snacks and water into a guest room, or the robes! I do have a charging station in the kitchen and the wifi password framed up on the nightstand from a Pinterest article I saw 6 months ago.

  43. Jill Hogan

    I am typically not into blogging, or reading blogs but I really admire your articles. This article has actually peaked my interest, since all my kids come home for the holidays and I want to seem young a hip. I’m going to bookmark your site and keep checking for brand new information.

  44. Pintos & Rice

    This is a great post with lots of useful advice for creating a serine guest room. My problem is the guest room in our home pulls double duty as my office, and craft room. Any thought on how to create better experience with that?

  45. Becky Black

    There is some attention grabbing points in this article but I don’t know if I want to add all these nice things, it might make my guest stay too long, ha. Good article, thanks and we FeedBurner.

  46. Kendra Maytree

    Hey very cool blog!! Guy.. Beautiful.. Wonderful.. I will bookmark your website. I am so satisfied with the numerous post containing useful information right here. thank you for sharing

  47. Denise Peebles

    Oh it is that time of year again isn’t it? agh I love my family but they are the worst when they crash at my place. They always bring their dog 🙁 which does not get along with my pets. How can I ask them to leave Rover at home or stay some where else?

  48. Petra Culver

    You have done such a nice job making your guest room feel cozy, thanks for sharing such a nice blog post. Happy Holidays!

  49. Maryann Barker

    Have you ever considered about including recipes, specifically to feed a crowd of guests? I always find issue in that area, what to make people that have such specific dietary needs.

  50. NVMD

    This actually answered my problem, thank you!

  51. Hi there, it sound like space is at a premium in your home. This is a very common issue for most homeowners. To me the space should be utilized for it main purpose first, so your office/craft room. Maybe consider a murphy bed with a book case on the back when not in use, or use a daybed in the space which could double as seating for your office. Do not under estimate the closet space you could use it house the craft area and supplies. Honestly I would need to see the space to give you the best options try emailing me a photo and I will see where there are possibilities.

  52. Have not thought about that Maryann, but great idea.

  53. Plink

    nice post and great read. this is a perfect topic as we head into the holiday season. keep up the good work.

  54. Denise I have heard this same predicament from a lot of people. Just remember honesty is the best policy, in fact I could not imagine guests showing up and just assuming it is ok to bring along a pet, without prior arrangements.

  55. adele wexler

    So glad I found this post we have the troops coming in this weekend so now I get the rooms ready with style.

  56. Suja aka Sindhuja Kumar

    Thanks for the post. Awesome.

  57. sunshine and daisies

    Great post and I wanted to show you some love for rescuing me from my unexpected company. My mother in law has decided to come stay with us, while my sister in law delivers her first child. Well she is a tricky lady to please, and requires being treated like a star, while my family is little more laid back. This post helped me to impress her, thanks! I won’t hesitate to refer your website to all my friends, as you have saved my rump.

  58. Our Little Fox Hole

    Aw, this was a very nice post. I hope my family does not invade me, since this our first Christmas in our new home. We still have very little furniture, I can only offer a sleep bag and the floor. Teehee.

  59. Jimmi

    Thanks a lot for giving everyone the marvelous chance to read Guest Room upgrade tips from this website. It really is so kind that you would share this knowledge with us.

  60. Katie Moore

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  61. Pink Warrior Walker

    There are actually a number of details like that to take into consideration fro my own guest room. I am positive that your job as a blogger must be clearly recognized, as good as your game is here. Thanks for the advice.

  62. ugagirl2018

    I actually wanted to comment in order to back you up on how important all of these tips really are. I appreciate you for all of the fabulous advice you are showing here. This time of year people really need to start preparing for out of town guests. I look forward to so many more amazing moments of reading here. Thanks a lot, once more for everything.

  63. Sybil Kavanaugh

    I wish to show you some appreciation for exploring your discovered blogging talents. I am not sure what I would have done if I had not discovered such a post like this, my shared dorm room is a mess. I will not hesitate to recommend your blog to anyone!

  64. yellow posties

    Yes I have a lot family coming in for Thanksgiving. My kids are no going to have to bunk up and camp out in the rec. room but it all good. I wish I have more space I feel bad putting my parent in a Buzz Lightyear room, but it’s all I got. Any suggestions for that?

  65. Maybe try to eliminate most of the Buzz Lightyear items, if they can be stored away. If it’s just the bedding I would invest in “guest bedding” and pick up a nice neutral bed in a bag, for when you do have company. Then shop your home for other things you might be able to afdd into the room to make them feel more comfortable.

  66. Oh yes, it is that time of year again, you are right. My door becomes an endless parade of family and friends that want to be close to beach for the holidays. Many thanks for producing such necessary but revealing tips that are easy to add to your guest room.

  67. Yes NYC at the holiday is a big draw, and if you live their I assure you have a lot of friends. 😉 The pull out bed is a good option. Maybe if you have the space you could build a Murphy bed that becomes a bookshelf when not in use. The air mattress are by far your best option. Good luck 😉

  68. Liz

    Guest space is alway an issue in any home and it lays seem like we are in rush when company is coming.

  69. true religion

    I found your weblog website on google while looking up home for the holidays, guest room ideas. You have some nice ones that are not so main stream, like adding the robes and a charging station. Plus I would have never thought to put a snack basket in the rooms, which is also a good idea. Adding to RSS feed to my MSN News Reader.

  70. click & save couponer

    I want to convey my appreciation for your writing on this topic. You are right this time of year always brings house guests. Now I can add your tricks to my plan of action and impressed them. Thanks a ton.

  71. Fresh Air Living

    Aw, this was a really nice post. A concept I also wish to put in writing, like this one. It is hard to take time and actual effort to craft a very good article. Just want to let you know I read it and loved it and want to do a similar post.

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  74. Mandy

    Good post. This time of year is the perfect time to talk about house guests. I would love to share this post on my site, naturally I will provide you with a hyperlink in your blog. Thanks for sharing.

  75. kelli booth

    I would like to pin this idea for later, but the goodies baskets makes a great guest idea for my out of town guests for our wedding in April, this blog is like a one stop shop for wedding planning.

  76. The DIY girl

    Such good post of this time of year, I know we are getting ready for my parents next week and they will be here through the new year. They are snow birds that fly midwest every holiday season. lol

  77. wadim.mostovskij

    Bedankt voor de geweldige giest kamertips. Ik hou echt van het idee om badjassen aan de kamers toe te voegen. Het wordt hier koud en dat zou een geweldige toevoeging zijn. Ook zoals het digitale laadstation, zeer actueel.

    Translation: Thank you for the great giest room tips. I really like the idea of ​​adding bathrobes to the rooms. It gets cold here and that would be a great addition. Also like the digital charging station, very current.

  78. Tara Pletnew

    Thank you for sharing such great ideas for holiday guest arrival. The robes are a nice idea as well as a welcome basket of snacks.

  79. Oksanna Chernyshkova

    Very good tips for visitors. I will add them to my home. Great blog with lots fo information. Thank you.

  80. Nailil

    Prefect post for this busy time of year, I have my family and his family both coming to town. So glad we finished the basement this spring, now we actually have the space. I will add in some of your housewarming ideas, to make them feel even more special.

  81. Ingrid

    I have so many people coming to my house for the holidays. Not sure how many plan to stay the night, but I will be ready no matter how many. Thank you.

  82. Evelina

    Such good advice for a weary traveler. You know they are tired and jet lagged so what better than a treat basket. Even better if they are local favorites.

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  84. Ashley Meaurs

    Hey lady great post, and you have some really great tips for making your guest feel comfortable.

  85. Plenti Maker

    You have such a bright spirit and giving heart to host people in your home. I personally respect anyone that is willing to host people in there homes, as it is a total inconvenience for the host.

  86. Kara Ruthers

    My whole family will be crammed into my house this season. They love to visit since we always get snow here, however that means everyone is piled onto of each other inside for about a week.

  87. Chrissy Pentz

    I love this post! Such a great idea to add robes and charging cables. I am on the fence about the snacks since we have a lot of littles that would squirrel them into nooks unknown. LOL

  88. Rosaleigh Collier

    I just want to tell you how I love you blog. I was looking you up to see how long you had been blogging and you said you started this year… Unbelievable!!! You are such a seasoned writer with so many great ideas, surly you have a staff or something.

  89. DeAnn Simmens

    Great tips and tricks for a guest room. Yours is so lovely, and clean, mine has a closet no one should ever open lurking inside.

  90. Sara Alba

    This guest room is so peaceful and I imagine your guests sleep well too. The idea of extra blankets is perfect, and a midnight snack basket is too cute. I bet you have people wanting to stay with you all the time.

  91. Lyvick Somallia

    Talent running out of your ears, and great inspirations for the rest of us out here in blog land.

  92. Sasha Kuilkowski

    You have som many good ideas here in this post. I am so happy that I stumbled upon you.

  93. Geneave Brickton

    Nice blog and great post. I really love your style of writing and all the great tips and ideas you share with your readers. Adding to rss bookmark feed.

  94. Virginia Bratt

    I love all of these ideas. You really have the perfect post for this time of year!

  95. Teresa Best

    I recommend you to my ladies small group from church you have so many great ideas to share, I think they are going to love you.

  96. lia

    Robes are a brilliant idea, it get so cold up here I always have extra blankets but I never thought about robes. I am going to do this.

  97. Debbie Does DIY

    I wanted to tell you that you really have a nice blog, with lots of useful information. Thanks for being a resource on the internet and not just another blogger trying to sell us stuff.

  98. Zhenya Yapparova

    Did I already comment? If I did I am so to replicate you have so many comments I could not find mine, if I did. Just wanted to say this is a great post, and I really love your blog! Thank you

  99. Rita Warren

    I have so many people coming to my home for the holiday thanks for giving me some impressive ideas to welcome them!

  100. Michelle James

    Such a great post for this time of year! You have some unique ideas here like the snack basket, robes, & a charging station!!! Such a great idea for a guest room. I would come stay with you 😉

  101. Eve Sutherland

    These are all very nice ideas to make your guest feel welcome. I never really though about snacks for the room but it really does make sense. And what a good use of the shampoos from hotels.

  102. Lisa

    Love this post you guest room is so nice I would never leave lol

  103. Hi Rosaleigh, thanks for dropping by. Yes I started my blog in January of this year, ironically for a whole different purpose of what I am actually doing right now. It has become a fun addiction. I must say I am all self taught as far as the blogging goes and it was quite a learning curve to say the least. As for the interior design, floral designs and graphic stuff that I do I went to school for all that, and it feels great to finally be using it. I appreciate your support and parsons like you self is what has made my tiny little hobby blog start to grow, so thank you.

  104. Nicole

    A perfect post before the holiday start up. Get us all focused on those neglected guest rooms and how to spruce them up for the holiday.

  105. Veronica H.

    I love that bed, it is really nice. I have been looking for a mission style bed, I will have to check the links to see where you got it, maybe Santa will bring me a new one 🙂

  106. Ansley

    So many wonderful ideas. You are a really fun blogger to follow, and I am so glad I found you blog via Pinterest.

  107. Collett Ashton

    You home is already so warn and inviting it is hard to believe that you could make it even more comfortable, but you did. Wow I need to pin this for later.

  108. At Land's End

    We live on the New England coast and have more guest than we know what to do with, I have seriously though of making it a Bed & Breakfast. Thanks for post about the needs of travelers and how to make them feel welcome.

  109. Lana Smothers

    Yay what fantastic ideas you are sharing with us today, I would have never thought about having guest robes, or a welcome basket. Very southern charm inspired.

  110. Missy Cotton

    Great blog you have done it again. Such a useful post and spot on for this time of year. We are all getting out of town visitors and this fits every bill.

  111. Tara Sparks

    That bedding is beautiful I can even believe it is a bed in bag the way you dress it up. I just love your home.

  112. lost in canadian snow

    You create such a lovely environment for those that come calling. I feel like you could be the next Martha Stewart. Good Luck!

  113. Meg

    I wish our family would read this, and charging station and snack basket would be excellent. Maybe I will hint for them to check out your site lol.

  114. Angela Hoyos

    Gosh you have so many really so many goodies for your guest. I love this post, thanks for sharing.

  115. Very nice room, I would stay with you for sure. I live the idea about the charge station, very hip.

  116. Cindi Marcew

    This really is the perfect guest room and your post has tons of great ideas, like the travel shampoo basket and the robes! All very nice ideas.

  117. Lolly Barnes

    This room is so large for a guest room, your guests are very lucky to have a spaceuious room dedicated just to there visit.

  118. Under Cedar Shakes

    Great post and unbelievable blog in general you have a lot really great ideas, keep up the good work.

  119. Hannah Rinstrow

    It is our first Christmas to host and we will have my husband’s grandparents staying with us I am so nervous. Thanks for all the great tips, I would have never thought about lower blood sugars etc.

  120. Julie Sanderford

    Great ideas and inspiration especially for this time of year!

  121. Olega Akulyakov

    This is a very pretty guest room and you have alot nice tips to making it cozy. You should run a B&B.

  122. Danielle Howard

    Thanks for all the great tips and tricks for make a inviting guest room.

  123. Deb

    Great time saving ideas for getting a guest room ready for the holidays.

  124. ewgeniya

    Nice post with plenty of great ideas. Thanks for sharing.

  125. Kate

    Great ideas thanks for sharing

  126. Macie Gaponova

    Thank for posting the article in enough time to get the guest rooms ready for family. You have some great ideas I can easily add to there rooms 🙂

  127. Callie

    So many people coming this year to our home, thanks for all the great ideas now I can impress the paints off of them!

  128. Tidewalker

    Great tips for holiday guests, I know I always get a ton since I am on the Gulf. Everyone wants a beach vacay.

  129. Avalery Gapone'

    Such a good idea to have a charge station, robes and snacks. I would never leave your house, lol

  130. Ana Curtis

    These are all such wonderful tips lord know I need them right now! Happy Thanksgiving!

  131. Maxine Wiktoriya

    Oh my I would have never thought about adding robes, that like a she she hotel or something. However with a Jack and Jill guest bath it seems like a good idea for sure.

  132. the busy widow

    All of my kids decided to come home for the holidays, I have converted alot of there old rooms to guest rooms they can share with there family’s but the bathroom will be tight. Robes are a great idea, and the mini shampoos too!

  133. Katie

    Great tips and advice, my whole brewed is coming to town this weekend, so you get a snack basket, and you get snack basket…..everyone gets a snack basket!

  134. Ashur Kowan

    Such a lovely guest suite with a lot of room for them spread out. Unfortunately my guests end up on a pull out bed in the office. Wish me luck.

  135. SweetLana

    It’s like a 5 star resort over at your home, but you have provided lots of great tips. I wish I had more time to prepare, why did I just see this article today, ugh.

  136. Tina

    Nice post you have some really good ideas here.

  137. Cecily Smith

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  138. John Krunk

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  139. Samatha Jackson

    You totally maintain an excellent blog. This web blog publish shows how well you comprehend and know this subject.

  140. Whitney Powers

    Here in the middle…lol, sorry I just had too it my favorite show and so true of our lifestyle out here. Clearly you are a Nancy Donahue, which I am striding to be. Great post, I will be adding charging stations for sure!

  141. Connie @Mountain Life

    We actually go to our families mountain cabin for the holiday days, so snack basket would be an excellent idea, and the robes. Not a great cell signaling that area so we unplug.

  142. Lydia Silverstein

    Yes we have a ton of out of town guest between my house and my mom’s house. I will try to add a few of these ideas in to make the grandparents feel very welcome.

  143. I think these are all very good ideas. The robes are a nice touch and charging stations are a must. I also would have never thought about a snack basket as they all just rummage through my pantry when the are hungry. I guess I have no boundaries.

  144. Evie Peterson

    So many people coming my house, blow mattresses in every corner, I am not sure that I can implement to many of these tips for this crazy holiday, but maybe for Christmas since it will not be at my house.

  145. Reece Putnam

    Gosh it’s like reading Martha Stewart but the younger more hip version.

  146. Asland Reynolds

    You have the luckiest guest on the planet. Not only do you think of everything the room is cozy and your hospitality and southern charm comes through in all that you do.

  147. Hannah Rinstrow

    Also I wanted to add that, I like the idea of a charging station since everyone has smart phone these days. Such good idea.

  148. Ana Marie Lopez

    I love all your ideas, and creativity. Thank you, because sometimes it takes a village to get you through the day.

  149. Ashley Meaurs

    Oh these are such good ideas I will be adding charging station for sure, it will keep everyone organized with their technology.

  150. Yanitza

    You are full of helpful tips and great ideas, one of the many reason I love your blog so much.

  151. Mary Ellen

    I have so many people coming I just hope I have enough space for everyone. The kids are relocating to the basement sofas and giving up there rooms. So maybe the treat baskets would be a good add, along with temporary charging stations.

  152. Suzie Ballenski

    I ams thinking these are great tips. I would have never thought about adding robes to a room but it makes perfect sense with the guest bath being down the hall.

  153. Aileen Mixail

    Fantastic easy to add items to make our guest stay more comfortable, thanks you for the advice, Happy Thanksgiving.

  154. Sabrina Zabalkanski

    You have great insight on what your guest would like, I never thought about any of these things. I will add a few treats to their room to make them feel all cozy.

  155. Maya Varnavina

    Great tips I am adding all of these things to my guest room today!

  156. Carol Alfred

    Nice reading your post you have several great ideas. Your site is very nice too, I will be booking marking.

  157. isakovskaya.stanislava

    I am recommending your site to my family they could use all these tips, lol.

  158. wita_romash

    Girl this is a fantastic list of guest room ideas, thanks so much for sharing.

  159. Misha Poetry

    Thank for for sharing such a useful post for this time of year. The robes are such a great idea I would have never thought about them.

  160. Jenni Prater

    really good advice about the charging area that is a big deal these days for sure. Like everyone else, I also like the treat basket and robes ideas too.

  161. Cindy Bogan

    Jen you have such wonderful ideas to help get us mere mortals through the holidays. Thank you for sharing.

  162. Kasha Axin

    Great ideas and fun unique tips for making all the holiday visitors fell warm and cozy.

  163. Sydney Brown

    Oh my gosh I just had to comment and tell you that I implemented a few of your tips and the in-laws were so impressed with my housekeeping skills. Pretty considering that I am a stay at home graphic designer with 2 kids, thank you so much!

  164. Patty’s in the Kitchen

    Great advice! I have gotten my girls to start following you now, I think they will really like you blog.

  165. Roma Whittaker

    I am really loving your blogsite, it is pretty, loads fast, no distracting ads flashing at me, and has a ton of great information, all with beautiful pictures.

  166. bahama mama

    Got to try adding in a snack basket for my parents, dad has low blood sugar so it might just save his life if he can’t get down stairs to the pantry.

  167. One Simple Truth

    You have a beautiful site and great content. I love the idea about adding robes to the rooms I would have never though of that, it like a a fancy hotel.

  168. Whitney Castle

    Girl you have a great site with tons of fantastic home style tips and decor tricks. I am bookmarking you!

  169. Sunshine

    These are all valid options for a guest room, it is nice that you have a dedicated space that can stay tidy for your guests.

  170. Savvy Shopper

    I love seeing all the money saving ideas you have here on your blog. Sometimes the decor bloggers are too expensive with unobtainable standard for the the rest of us. I like how you mix things up, it is more authentic and real than a $10,000 sofa.

  171. Bonnie Packer

    I have to tell you these are all very good tips, I know we added charging stations with the wifi password and our guest loved the way access. They did not feel like it was some hidden secret and it saved them data.

  172. Ellen from Ask Away Blog

    Great post for this time of the year, we have had so many guests drop by and so many more on the way. Thank you for the tips and tricks 🙂

  173. Bryon Cahan

    Greetings, just read your great article, on how to set up your guestroom, perfect for a villa rental. Good to see your ideas any thoughts on how to set up a rental manual too?

  174. doris groban

    I just wanted to let you now my daughter in law followed your advice to the letter and I really enjoyed my stay with them one the holidays. In fact that is how I found you, I apse her her about where changes came from and she showed me your site. Thank you.

  175. Pam Bogdan

    Just wanted to say thank you for posting this early before the holidays. My guest were all very impressed with the spa style addition of the robes and soaps. Not to mention that the charging stations were a huge help since we all have our devices. I think my sister really appreciated that the most. Oh an she is now following you too, after the we made the hot apple cider recipe.

  176. Amber Settles

    Hi there wanted to let you know this was the perfect post to read over the holidays, I was able to add a few things to my guest room for my guest on New Year’s Eve. My friend Harper said it was like visiting a boutique hotel, and she loved it. Then she wanted to know when I become an adult….LOL

  177. Rebecca Sanchez

    A word of praise and thanks to you, my sister and her date in town for New Years Eve was highly impressed with their accommodations in my humble abode.

  178. Whandering

    Plenty of good tips and knowledge here thanks so much.

  179. Val Newberry

    We just got our first 2 bedroom apartment together. This was very helpful to make our second bedroom guest worthy. Thanks!

  180. Darlene

    Thank you for providing great ideas and such useful information.

  181. Terry Haide

    This has been a completely wonderful read for me today. You have provided very good information and a new spin on old tricks. I think we can always use a little improvement on our guest rooms.

  182. monkeymakes3

    These are all very good tips. We have found that we have a lot more visit from our parents now. So the Grandparents need a nice place to stay too.

  183. Erin

    This is a great post, I am so glad that I stumbled upon your site, I gathered a lot of great information today. I need to bookmark your site so you show up in my reader and I see you newest stuff all the time.

  184. Red Rose

    Such a great blog post topic and I know so many people that will gain so much knowledge from it. Not everyone is born with hospitality in there bones. LOL

  185. Glenda

    This is a exceptional post full of really great information. You have focused on thing I would have never though to do, guess that is why you are the blogger sharing your ideas with the rest of us. Thanks!

  186. Lilia Mackerras

    All very valid ideas and great tips to help your guest feel more at home. You are doing a great job I got to remember to add you to my rss feed.

  187. Bri Adams

    I absolutely love this post so many great ideas and ways to make your guests feel comfortable.

  188. golden goose

    Great ideas and the perfect way to make you guest feel important. Total VIP at your house, you should make it a B&B.

  189. Loreen Guffey

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  190. Otilia McKinlay

    Hi, we loved 5 Tips for Creating the Perfect Guest Room!

  191. Christy Giulietti

    You have some great ideas I would have never thought about, but make perfect sense. Robes, duh why not hotels do it. Re using those little soaps great idea, and snacks I think my parents would never leave. ha ha ha

  192. Mikeala Cortez

    Such great ideas, especially the robes and snacks I would have never thought of those.

  193. paula_paulensen

    This post has a ton of great tips for making your guest feel at home, maybe too at home, lol. I do want mine to leave.

  194. Millicent

    What a spacious guest room you have, with tons of closet space, that is really cool. I bet you guest love it.

  195. Jacqueline Killough

    Howdy jenron-designs loving your site so much!

  196. Temeka Hickman

    Howdy jenron we love your site!

  197. Jenny Barney

    Great ideas for a guest room, I would have never thought about robes and snacks but what a great idea. Just like a hotel. 🙂

  198. Tonia Perreault

    Hi there, thanks for all the amazing secrets and tips for making a guest room so lush and plush.

  199. Berenice Sigwart

    Hi everyone. I just wanted to pass on this fantastic read and thank you for all the hard work and effort you have put in. Enjoy your day.

  200. Becoming Mrs. Jeremy Joe

    We are going to be having a lot of out of town guest with out upcoming nuptials. Since we live further out in the country there are not a lot of options for hotels, so we will ultimately have to host most of them. We run a hunting farm, so we have plenty of cabins while they are a bit rustic I think with a few of your tips, I can make them work for the city folks, hehehehe.

  201. Judean

    I have some guest that are planning to come stay with me over fall break, I am so glad that I found your post, I can really make my office/guest room a little bit more homey before they get here. Great tips, thanks!

  202. Mrs. Jeremy Joe (to be) I think that sounds like a really fun experience for you guests. You are correct just add a few homey touches like soft blankets and extra pillows to plush up each of the cabins. Maybe add a few welcome baskets with some fun local made products like jellies, soaps, or even a decorative ornament to commemorate your wedding. I know I would love to go to destination wedding and really experience the daily life of that area, from the simple pleasures of looking at the stars around a camp fire with a glass of wine, to going on a picnic/nature hike in the woods with your guys as the tour guides. It can all be fun, just embrace the thing you love about the property and your guests will too.

  203. The Marines Wife

    Such a beautiful guest room I like that you have added the amenities to make you guest feel more at home. The arrival basket is pretty cool.

  204. Southern Sassyfrass

    Fantastic read as alway you are on point for the holiday season. I am so glad I have a chance to catch up on your site today.

  205. Kimmy Leonard

    I enjoyed reading all your advice on making a guest room cozy and inviting for your guests. Many great ideas.

  206. What a great read I have enjoyed you blog immensely and and really looking for this holiday season.

  207. Shani Blomfield

    These are all really great tips especially with the holidays coming up. I am sure we will hosting this year since my sister in law just had a baby, her house is crazy.

  208. This was just the article I was looking for in preparation for the the upcoming holidays, thank you!

  209. Outstanding post, always filled with great tips and advice for the average homeowner looking to impress the guests.

  210. Santina P.

    This really answered my problem, thank you!

  211. Valarie Moyer

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  212. Cari Krzyston

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  215. Tilly Sprouse

    This is a great post for the season tons of good ideas, thank you!

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