I'm sure you've all experienced both ends of the spectrum when it comes to being a guest. I always appreciate the extra little details which make me feel right at home. Over the years, I've developed a small repertoire of some of my favourite pampering ideas and want to share them with all of you now. Feel free to share yours as well, I'd love to know what you do when your guest room is occupied!
First, I like to include a small treat of some sort and some freshly cut flowers on the bedside table. It's a beautiful way to kick off their stay.
Make sure their toiletries are stocked. You don't want them running out of toilet paper or having to ask for towels. In case they've forgotten anything, it's a good idea to include everything from toothpaste & soap, to shampoo & hand cream. I also like to leave an extra waffle bathrobe hanging in the room, which is a real crowd-pleaser. And I always use Washed Cotton scented soaps, and also like to give the room of a spritz of Washed Cotton room spray.
Next is the bed! Obviously I like to provide my guests with a wonderful night's sleep. Having a featherbed on the guest room bed is one of the best ways to give guests a luxurious night's sleep. I promise they will thank you! (I especially recommend the featherbed if the guest room mattress isn't the greatest. It will transform the sleeping experience without having to replace the whole mattress).
I also like to include 2 pillow options (soft & firm). This will guarantee a good night's sleep for your guests. And a lot of people prefer sleeping with more than one pillow, so they'll be thrilled with the hotel-like hospitality!
And finally, I recommend keeping an extra blanket at the foot of the bed. If your guests get cold, they can easily grab it. If they're too hot, they can remove the duvet and just use the blanket. All these little details are sure to make your guests feel special. Then you just have to make sure they wake up to some warm Montreal bagels and fresh O.J and you're grand!
Hope you've appreciated my tips & tricks....I'd love to hear more from all of you. Leave a comment or let me know on Twitter or on Facebook!
Images via (in order): Macarons, Flowers, Toiletries, Talesma Bathrobes and Grey & White Bed.