Give your houseguests an experience they won’t forget with these guest-ready tips. From bedding basics and bathroom essentials to your own DIY minibar, we have pointers that will make yours THE place to sleep this holiday season and all year through.
Whether it be a guest bedroom or a blow-up mattress in the family room, the key to comfort is covers! You never know if your guest will sleep hot or cold. With extra layers within arm’s reach, they’re sure to be comfortable no matter their sleep style.
beducation bonus: Keep a thin layer, such as a quilt or coverlet, on your guest bed, and layer a heavier/warmer cover option, such as a duvet, across the bottom of the bed—something your guest can pull up for added warmth.
Awww... Freshly cleaned sheets can't be beat! Especially high-quality sheets, such as our brushed microfiber sheets, which feel like an inviting bedtime embrace! They’re inexpensive and stain/wrinkle resistant, making them the perfect guest-room choice.
beducation bonus: We recommend freshly washed linens, as sheets can become stale sitting in a closet.
Nothing is worse than sleeping in a bed that’s short on sleeping pillows. Okay… so there are a few worse things in life, but this dilemma can definitely put a damper on guest comfort. Believe it or not, some people sleep with as many as four pillows. (The things you learn working in a bedding store. ;)) Keep your guest sleeping quarters well stocked in the pillow department.
beducation bonus: We suggest down alternative pillows for a guest bed. You never know if your guest will have an allergy to down. (Down throw pillows should be fine; just be aware of items your guest will use for sleeping.)
beyond the bed
Take your lead from your favorite hotel and keep extra toiletries on hand in case your guest forgets something. Contain such essentials in a cute basket displayed in the guest sleeping area specifically. This will tell your friends that these are meant for them. Of course, you can always say as much as you’re helping your company get settled.
These are meant for you, friends. Take. Use. Keep. Enjoy!
STOCK UP WHERE YOU WASH UP
Don’t forget bathroom must-haves in the guest loo. The shower should be on the ready with full bottles of shampoo, conditioner, and body wash. Beyond the bath, stock those shelves with easy-to-find towels, cotton swabs, tissues, and feminine products. As you welcome your friends, assure them these items are meant for them.
Psst… Another great thing to have in your guests bathroom is a plunger. It’s the last thing someone wants to ask for, after all.
Another hotel-inspired must: a designated luggage location. From hooks for bags and coats to extra hangers to a luggage rack or bench for suitcases, offering a place for peeps to unpack is a thoughtful finishing touch in any guest space.
beducation bonus: A bench placed at the foot of the bed also provides a spot to place decorative pillows when it comes time to hit the hay. Visit Layers Bedding in store to see our many style options.
THE PASSWORD IS…
Connections welcome! Have your WiFi password on display so those staying with you can easily connect.
beducation bonus: Boring sticky note, be gone. Display your WiFi password in a cute frame for a little extra pizazz.
MAKE IT MINI
As grandma would say, a well fed guest is a happy guest!
This at-home minibar is the best of both worlds—tasty treats without the outrageous hotel expense. So go ahead and eat, drink, and be merry!
The last thing you want is a loved one stubbing his or her toe as they make their way from your light switch to your bed. These are uncharted waters, after all. And a well placed bedside lamp is your life preserver. Another nightstand must-have: extra phone chargers and/or easy access to a power source (outlet or extension chord).
beducation bonus: Go the extra mile with a strategically placed carafe for water. Better yet, opt for a carafe with a cup for its lid.
There you have it! With this list of guest go-tos in place, you’ll be the hottest stay in town. Stop by Layers Bedding in Gardner Village or visit us online for the latest in bedroom looks and at-home ideas.