The holidays are officially here, which means many people are expecting houseguests in the near future. If you have family or friends visiting your Denver home, it’s time to get your guest room ready for their arrival! Read on for our tips on creating a welcoming, well-organized guest room.
Step One: Clean Up
First, take some time to clean up your guest room. Guest rooms often act as extra storage and can collect clutter between visitors. You don’t want your guests to have to climb over old storage boxes or piles of paperwork to get to the bed, so make sure you put away everything that doesn’t belong.
This is also a good time to evaluate the storage situation in your guest room. Guest rooms should have ample closet space, as well as drawers or shelving and a side table. This is especially important if you frequently have guests stay for more than a few days. If there’s not enough closet space in your guest room, your visitors won’t have anywhere to put their clothes and will have to keep everything piled in their suitcase. This doesn’t create the most welcoming, comfortable atmosphere, so be sure to provide adequate space for your guests to store their belongings.
If your guest room closet isn’t doing the job anymore, contact us to learn more about our custom closet storage systems. Also consider installing a Murphy bed, which allows you to store the bed away when not in use. Many Murphy beds can provide additional storage space, which is great for multi-purpose rooms.
Step Two: Consider Upgrades
This is also a good time to evaluate whether or not you need to make any upgrades. A new rug, some updated lighting fixtures, and a comfy chair will all go a long way to make your guest room a more welcoming space. Also, consider purchasing a new mattress if you haven’t replaced the one in your guest room in a while. Nothing makes for a terrible night’s sleep like a bad mattress, so it may be time to invest in a replacement.
Step Three: Focus on the Details
Once your guest room is clean and organized, it’s time to focus on the details. Fresh towels and linens, toiletries, an alarm clock, and extra blankets are all items that make a guest room feel like home. Since your guests will be visiting during the holidays, consider putting up some holiday decorations to add a festive touch. If your guest room has a desk in it, stock up on paper, pens, stamps and any other items your guest may need. It’s also a nice touch to leave your Wi-Fi network name and password on a little card in the room.
We hope you found these tips helpful for getting your guest room ready for the holidays! Contact Closet & Storage Concepts of Colorado today for all your home organization needs.
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