Having guests over can be stressful, especially if you want to do all that you can to make them feel welcome.

As a family of six I’m conscious that our house is often noisy and chaotic, with lots of shoes and coats in the entrance hall and kids paraphernalia pretty much everywhere.

Of course, it’s natural to feel self-conscious when inviting someone into your home, especially if it’s for the first time, and this is why people often spend so much time cleaning before having guests over.

So, what can you do to make your home feel more comfortable and welcoming for guests? In this collaborative post here are six simple tips!

1. Quick steps

There are a number of obvious things that you can do quickly before guests arrive. This includes putting dirty dishes in the dishwasher, tidying away any laundry and fluffing up cushions to make your home more presentable.

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2. Lighting

Lighting has a huge impact on how a space both looks and feels. In a guest bedroom, it is important to have a bedside lamp that they can use so that they do not have to have to jump out of bed and find their way back in the dark and so that they can easily read at night. If your guest bedroom currently has no plug sockets near the bed, it’s also a good idea to hire an Electrician Toorak (or wherever you live) to install one. Not only will this allow you to place a lamp by the bed, it will also allow your guests to charge their phone or any other devices quickly and easily. You could even get wall lights installed by your electrician, adding a luxurious hotel feel to the room.

3. Furniture

It’s really quite simple to create a practical and comfortable space for your guests with high quality furniture. Fitted wardrobes will be useful as they will provide space for your guest to hang their clothes without taking up too much space in the guest room.

4. Bedding

You want your guests to feel comfortable and able to sleep easily in your home. This is why it is important to invest in a sturdy bed frame, a comfortable and supportive mattress and soft bedding. Throws can also be helpful if your guests get cold in the middle of the night.

5. Towels & toiletries

You could also provide towels and toiletries for your guests, which will help them to feel welcome and not have to worry about asking to borrow anything. You could take this even further and provide a hotel experience with a soft bathrobe and comfortable slippers that they can wear.

6. Fresh flowers & accessories

Fresh flowers are an easy way to brighten up a guest room while also improving the fragrance. Seeing greenery and nature helps people to feel relaxed and calm, which will improve their overall mood. There are then various finishing touches to improve your guest’s experience, such as scented candles, a full-length mirror, phone chargers, books and bottled water. You could also create a snack box in the guest room so that your guest does not go hungry or worry about having to ask for food.

Do you have any top tips for helping guests feel relaxed and welcome? I’d love to know what they are!

This is a collaborative post.

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