Guest Room Essentials

Creating a welcoming and comfortable guest room is essential for ensuring that visitors feel at home during their stay. Whether it’s for family, friends, or other guests, a well-prepared guest room can make a significant difference in their overall experience. To achieve this, I like to have a few key guest room essentials on hand to provide convenience, comfort, and a touch of hospitality.

The Bed

The focal point of any guest room is, of course, the bed. Providing a comfortable mattress and quality bedding is crucial. I love this Signature Duvet System to make it easy to swap out inserts. Freshly laundered sheets, a variety of pillows, and extra blankets like this waffle weave blanket and this one from Chappywrap, will ensure that guests can adjust their sleeping arrangements to their preferences. Consider adding a small bench for convenience.

Toiletries and Towels

Stocking the guest bathroom with essential toiletries such as soap, shampoo, conditioner, and lotion is a thoughtful touch. Additionally, providing a set of soft, clean towels- bath towels, hand towels, and washcloths- will make guests feel well taken care of.

Storage and Luggage Space

Clear out a dresser or closet space where guests can unpack and store their belongings. Provide empty hangers, a luggage rack, and possibly a small empty drawer provides ample space for guests to keep their clothing and personal items organized. If this isn’t possible, having a wall rack or the back of the door would work. Or, you can use a garment rack in the corner for guests to hand up their clothing.

Lighting and Mirrors

I like to include a variety of lighting options. Provide bedside lamps or sconces for reading, as well as overhead lighting. A full-length mirror or at least a good sized wall mirror will allow guests to check their appearance before heading out for the day.


If there’s space, a cozy chair is a nice touch for guests to be able to sit in and relax with a book. It makes the space feel more homey and welcoming. To me it says, relax and stay awhile. Plus, it’s nice if there’s more than one person staying in the guest room.

Extra Touches

Consider adding a bedside table with a clock and a few reading materials, such as magazines or books. A small tray with a water carafe and glasses can be a lovely gesture. Wi-Fi information can also be helpful for guests so that they don’t have to ask for it. Similarly, if there are any additional security codes they need for the front door, this would be great to include along with a spare key. This way they can come and go as they please. Providing some of their favorite snacks is also a nice touch in case they’re hungry after a day of traveling. An extra phone charger is a great idea in case they have forgotten theirs. A small trash can is something that is often overlooked and can easily be tucked away. A small, handheld steamer is helpful to get rid of those suitcase wrinkles.

By providing these guest room essentials, you can ensure that your visitors feel comfortable and valued during their stay. It’s the little things that can make a big difference and leave a lasting impression of hospitality.

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