As a rule, the guest bedroom is different from the rest of your bedrooms and its décor and availability of items should make it look more welcoming. Remember: The two main ingredients of the perfect guest bedroom are comfort and convenience. To ensure both of these things, there are some guest bedroom essentials that should be on your checklist.
Checklist For Guest Bedroom Essentials
Having a designated guest bedroom in the house helps not only guests but for homeowners as well. For starters, there’s more privacy for both parties. However, in order to ensure your guest doesn’t have to face any inconvenience in terms of day-to-day tasks, you need to include certain items in the room while designing it.
The spare bedroom or the guest room should ideally be like a hotel room. It should contain a variety of amenities or, at the very least, a list of important items that help the guest feel at home. To help you figure out those essentials, we have compiled a list of a few must-haves in a guest bedroom. Let us have a look at it.
- Comfortable bed set
- Side table lamps
- Fresh blankets & linens
- Luggage space, hangers, closet
- Trash can
- Wall clock
- Air freshener
Let’s now find out what makes these items indispensable to the the layout of a guest room.
Comfortable Bed Set
It goes without saying that a comfortable bed is a guest room staple. The bed does not have to be luxurious or expensive, rather it just needs to be comfortable for the users. Make sure that the springs of the mattress are not broken due to excessive use or make creaking noises when in use.
Everyone carries small things in their pockets like car keys, wallets, handkerchiefs, etc. which they need to store in a safe place before going to bed. Everyone has a designated spot in their rooms where they keep these valuable items and usually that spot is our bedside table(s). It may seem like an unnecessary detail but it is, in fact, a necessity in a guest room.
Side Table Lamps
Some people like to read a book before going to bed. In that case, a lamp comes in handy. Other than having a utility in a bedroom, side table lamps also give an upgrade to the overall look of a room.
Nobody likes to get out of bed to switch off the lights at night or turn them on. Getting cosy in the bed and after following your bedtime skincare routine, it seems like a hassle to turn the lights off. So adding bedside lamps adds to the comfort of your guests.
Fresh Blankets & Linens
Hospitality means foreseeing every need of your guest and being available if they require anything else. Although you will provide a comforter or a blanket for the night, giving an extra is always better in case it is extra chilly or they have a liquid spill accident and they are not comfortable in asking for a spare.
A neat and clean, ideally new, bedsheet always makes a good impact on the guest and the same is true for fresh towels. If you want to be more hospitable, you can get those towel sets having different sizes of towels for different uses. This leaves a good impression on the guest that he has been very well taken care of and feels like being at their own home.
Luggage Space, Hangers, Closet
Having luggage space is not very common unless you stay at a hotel. If your guest room layout has space, make sure you include a cupboard or a closet to provide space to store luggage. if you’re short on space, the space under the bed can be useful.
In case your guests are staying for more than one day, they’ll need room to store their clothes. Again, a closet, therefore, is essential in a guest bedroom. If that isn’t possible, you can also install hooks in the bathroom where guests can hang their clothes without making the room messy.
Notoriously classified as rubbish, a trash can is, in fact, one of the most important guest bedroom essentials. There is always something that you can no longer use for such as a used ticket, boarding pass, or cover and stickers taken off a new shirt. If you want to make sure your room stays as clean as it was at the time your guest entered it, a trash can is absolutely necessary. It’s especially important if your guests have children.
This is something that is becoming obsolete but it’s essential for a guest bedroom. Not only does it decorate the wall perfectly, but it is also a utility if you are thoughtful about your guests. Even though we don’t feel the need to see a wall clock anymore, thanks to smartphones, having it in the room makes your guest less dependent on their phones, which can easily lose charging, in case of an unexpected outage. You can even put an alarm clock on the side table to add a nice touch of nostalgia.
One of the first few things that anybody notices in a house is smell. You want your guests to be welcomed properly and ensure that their stay is comfortable in all aspects and that includes their olfactory well-being. The room you plan on giving them should be free of all kinds of odours. It should, in fact, smell nice. The easiest way is to use a nice air freshener or a scented candle. Before you hand over the room to the guests, you should do a last-minute check to make sure it doesn’t smell unpleasant.
Installing a fancy mirror not only enhances the look of a guest room but also helps guests get ready. After all, nobody can be sure if they look presentable for an occasion without staring at their reflections. If you’re short on space and can’t place a portable full-length mirror then you can install a medium-sized mirror in the bathroom or just fix one on any of the doors in the room or on a wall or a cupboard.
One should always be careful with checking the essentials and supplies of the guest room while preparing it for the next guest. Because of not being in use for some time, the bathroom may begin to smell which can be embarrassing in front of the guest. Take a complete tour of the room yourself and ensure everything is right.