Monday, May 26, 2014

10 Ways to Make the Guest Room Great!

I am always searching for ways to make my guest room more comfortable. When I recently stayed at my friend Anita's home in North Carolina, I got all kinds of good tips that will help me with that. Anita is a great entertainer and makes her guests feel right at home. Here are some ideas I learned from staying in Anita's Biltmore Room that make a guest room a top notch place to stay:

1. Have local books for your guests to peruse and good lighting next to the bed. I read the book about the Biltmore estate in Ashville, North Carolina that was sitting on the nightstand. Anita also had a Bible in the top drawer and some Better Homes & Gardens magazines available.



2. Have a clock somewhere in the room. You can see it in the mirror in the picture below.

3. Have a luggage rack and drawer space. Anita's guest room had several spacious empty drawers that held my things. It was nice not living out of a suitcase. 


4. A good sized mirror.

5. Trash can.

6. Box of tissues. 

7. A comfortable bed with a lovely bed ensemble.


8. Interesting things to enjoy. Sitting on top of the dresser were all kinds of fun objects to explore. 


I had to try on this beautiful vintage hat!



There was a Downton Abbey bag


and a dress form that displayed one of the bridal gowns from Anita's vast collection.


9. A chair for a guest to relax and place their clothes on when they get ready for the day.


10. And finally, a bathroom close by with towels and other essentials complete my list of things that make a guest feel truly comfortable!

Staying in Anita's guest room was a great inspiration to help me to get mine in better shape!

10 comments:

  1. What a beautiful room! I am afraid our guest room doesn't quite live up to the "guest room" criteria just yet. We are working on in though.
    xo Kris

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  2. My guest room lacks a lot of the little luxuries. :-D

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  3. Hello from Spain: I like the guest room of Anita. It is an elegant and comfortable. Great tips for a comfortable room. Keep in touch

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  4. A good list there alright!

    Her guest room is very nice.

    Amy from Ireland
    http://amydublinia.blogspot.ie/

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  5. That room is inviting. One would want to use the phone to call down for some tea and crumpets. You are cute in your hats. xoxo,Susie

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  6. Wow! Very impressed!! Beautiful "guest room"!! She knows how to pamper her guests! The vintage hat is adorably sweet on you~~~Blessings~~~Roxie

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  7. That was a majorly fantastic guest room!!! I would have tried on that hat, too!! Love it!!! I know you must have had a great visit with your friend!!

    Dana

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  8. Wow! That truly is beautiful. My friend Lori does much of the same. And it feels so good to be pampered and loved in such a way.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Carla

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  9. I wish my guest room was used more often! All of these tips are perfect. I definitely need to remember the one about a box of tissues!

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