Simple Ways To Make Overnight Guests Feel Comfortable In Your Home

by - October 07, 2019

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With Christmas coming up, you might be in the planning stages already for any guests coming to stay with you. Of course, the festive season might not be the only time in the year when people come to visit you, as you might have an array of friends and family who enjoy spending time with you on the occasional weekend or one-night stopover.

Whatever the case, you want to make your guests feel as comfortable as possible in your home. In this article, we are going to give you a few suggestions on how to do so.

#1: Give your guests somewhere comfortable to sleep

Don't force your guests to sleep on the sofa! If you have a spare room in your home, convert it into a guest bedroom, and invest in a comfortable bed or sofa bed for their sleeping pleasure. Be sure to remove any clutter that might have accumulated in the room if you had been using it for storage, and consider our other bedroom tips to optimize the room for a good night's sleep. And if you don't have a spare room? Consider offering your bedroom and relegate yourself to the sofa, or invest in a pull-out sofa bed for anybody sleeping in your living room. 

#2: Provide your guests with everything they need

Of course, most guests will come to your home prepared. Still, there is nothing wrong with you providing a few essentials in the event that they may have forgotten something. So, create a guest basket with items such as soaps, shampoos, and toothpaste. You might treat them to a cozy bathrobe and wholesale bath towels from Richard Haworth too, alongside a travel kettle with drink and snack essentials should they feel uncomfortable about helping themselves in your kitchen after lights out. There might be further things you can add here, so consider the needs of your guests, and try to provide the items that will benefit their stay with you.

#3: Find out their dietary requirements

Both you and your guests will feel uncomfortable if you make mistakes in this area. Before their arrival, ask them about their likes and dislikes, and any food intolerance's they might have. Find out if they are vegetarian or vegan too, as you might need to forgo your favorite meat dishes if so. Of course, you might be dining out a lot during their stay, but it's still better to be safe than sorry if you are preparing a menu before their arrival. 

#4: Let your guests do their own thing

It can be uncomfortable for both you and your guests when you are in each other's company for prolonged periods of time. Conversations can dry up, boredom can set in, and then a sense of awkwardness will ensue. Therefore, let your guests know that it's okay for them to retreat to their rooms if they desire, and even provide another room of your home for relaxation purposes if available. Provide them with a house key and travel guide too; as this way, they can come and go should they feel the urge to explore your town or city. Of course, you might still spend a lot of time together, but even the option of freedom can make your guests feel more comfortable during their stay.

With these tips, your guests should have a happy and comfortable time during their stay. Follow our suggestions then, and if you have any other ideas for our readers, be sure to let us know.

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