Are you expecting some guests to drop by and stay a while at your home this winter season? If so, you’ll want to give them a comfortable space to sleep in, not on a foldout couch in your home office or a futon in the basement. Give them a warm wintry retreat in your guest room by using these 10 tips!
Play with an Icy Palette – Winter’s color palettes – hues of white, light blues, creams, and metallic shades – can be welcoming and cozy in a guest room. These brighter colors can also help bounce light throughout the space, making the most of the short amount of sunlight we receive during the season.
Try Seasonal Scents – There’s really nothing like the smell of a delightful fire, but if you don’t have a fireplace, don’t worry – there are plenty of other wonderful wintertime scents for your guests to enjoy. We recommend something inviting like vanilla, cinnamon, or gingerbread during the winter. Want to help your guests relax when they wind down? Lavender and chamomile are great choices!
Add a Rug – Want to add extra warmth, color, and texture to your space all at once? Include an area rug! Whether the guest room has hardwood floors or wall-to-wall carpet, a rug ups the coziness factor and helps your guests feel snug and at ease.
Pamper Them with a Robe and Slippers – Speaking of being comfy, nothing says luxurious quite like a soft plush robe and slippers. Be sure to add a robe to a hook on the back of the door and place slippers near the bed. Your guests may forget that they’re staying at your home and not a relaxing resort!
Don’t Skimp on the Bedding – Remember the Golden Rule: Treat others the way you want to be treated. That means you should roll out some high-quality sheets and top them with a warm, comfortable duvet or comforter. Add the finishing touches with an array of pillows in different sizes and textures!
Throw in Additional Seating – If you find that your guest room has extra space, try adding a few pieces for extra seating. An inviting armchair, small love seat, or a little couch can work wonders in helping your guests settle in with a warm drink and a good book.
Wrap ‘Em Up with a Throw or Blanket – Of course, nothing goes better with a hot beverage and page-turning piece of literature than a cozy blanket or throw, especially faux fur. Your guest room will absolutely ooze luxury and warmth when you add a soft faux fur throw on the bed, chair, or couch.
Let There Be Light – Whisk your guests away to their very own sanctuary by using a variety of lighting options! Create the perfect ambiance with candles, adjustable lighting, and even a strand or two of white Christmas lights.
Adorn the Walls with Art – Don’t forget about the walls! Make the guest room perfect by hanging artwork with complementary colors and theme to match the space’s comfy-cozy aesthetics.
Include Some Reading Material – Winding down with a good book or fun magazine is a great way for anyone to end the night. Give your guests the luxury of literature by adding your favorite books and a few popular magazines. Make them feel even more at home by placing a book or two next to a fresh vase of flowers on the nightstand!
Don’t have a guest room but warming up the idea of having one? Call on the experts at The Massey Team at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties to help you find the perfect home for you and your needs! Just give us a call at (618) 791-5024 or (618) 791-9298 or check out our listings at www.dianamasseyhomes.com and get started today!