Houseguests: RFD’s Foolproof Guide to Making Your Houseguests Feel Right at Home

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The holidays are here and you’re probably expecting a few houseguests. Do you need a checklist for everything you need to do before they arrive? See below for Rockridge Furniture & Design’s Foolproof Guide to Making Your Houseguests Feel Right at Home.

 

Bed: The most important thing is to make sure you have a cozy, comfortable bed for your guests. If you have little space, a couch, a sleeper sofa, or futon will do! Fresh linens is a must. Don’t forget the clean towels!

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Drawers or Closet Space: If you have a guest room, an empty chest of drawers is a nice touch so your guests don’t have to live out of their suitcases. Even some closet space is good enough. Your guests will feel more at home because they won’t be concerned about having their things in your way.

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An Inviting Resting Place: Make sure you have a designated resting place for your guests. Whether it be a cozy chair in the guest room or the living room, you want to have an inviting, peaceful place where they can rest or read a book to take a break from all the sightseeing or family gatherings.

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Good Lighting: Often you and your guests will not have the same sleep schedule, so provide good lighting if they want to stay up and read a book. A nightlight in the hallway or the guest bathroom is also convenient because you don’t want them tripping over unfamiliar surroundings in the dark.

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Finishing Touches: Fresh flowers in the guest room or common room is a great way to dress up your home for your houseguests.

A bottle of Perrier or a carafe of water with a glass by their bed is a nice welcoming for your guests. It shows that you were really thinking about them while preparing for their arrival. You can also include your favorite book that they can read during their down time.

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If you follow these tips, your guests will truly cherish their time in your home and you’ll feel like a wonderful host. 

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