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How to Create a Welcoming Space for House Guest

How to Create a Welcoming Space for House Guest

Having friends and family stay in your home is a wonderful way to spend quality time together. Whether you’re welcoming house guests for the holidays or just a casual vacation, creating a welcoming space is important for their comfort. From new bedroom furniture to providing plenty of amenities, there are many different ways you can update your house guest decor to creating a warm, inviting home. Here are some tips and inspiration to help you ensure that your home is a welcoming place where your house guests will want to visit again and again.

Start with Decluttering

Everyone knows that life can get in the way, and that clutter is inevitable. However, if you’re having house guests over, it’s time to do a bit of decluttering before they arrive. Look in every room of your home, and put items away that either aren’t being used or that aren’t serving a specific purpose. By getting rid of the clutter, your home will automatically look cleaner and more open. It’s also a good way to create a blank slate for the rest of your house guest decor. You can also change some of your décor to fit the season or just make some updates to what’s already there in the process. Once the decluttering is complete, you’ll want to do some deep cleaning, too. Vacuum the carpets, mop hard surface floors, and thoroughly clean the kitchen and bathrooms. Not only will you feel much better about welcoming guests into your home, but they will be greeted with a clean, beautiful space.


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Look at Your Layout

Take a close look at your living room, and how everything is currently laid out. Does it make sense the way that your living room furniture is placed, or do you think it might be time to do a little rearranging? Your living room furniture should be situated in a way that creates a central location for everyone to gather. Place the sofa in front of the fireplace and add some accent chairs on either side. A coffee table in front of the sofa and two end tables on either side will ensure that your guests have a place to sit down their drinks or other small items. Your dining room furniture should be placed so it’s easy for everyone to get up and walk around. Overall, you want the layout of each room to be as accommodating as possible and to have comfortable, functional furniture. Visit our showroom to find beautiful new living room furniture that will make your guests feel right at home.


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Spruce up the Guest Bedroom

If you have a spare bedroom for your house guests, it’s a good time to make sure that it’s tidy and comfy. Look at your bedroom furniture and make sure that the bed is comfortable and roomy enough for at least two adults. Nightstands and dressers should be emptied so your guests have their own storage. You don’t have to completely empty out the closet, but you should at least leave a little room, so your guests have a place to hang up a few of their things. Add a soft area rug under the guest bed if you don’t have one already. Freshen up the bedding by either washing everything thoroughly or adding a brand-new set of sheets, pillowcases, and blankets. A comfy and cozy bedroom will ensure that your guests sleep well and that they feel welcome when they arrive.


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House Guests: Sleeping Alternatives

If you don’t have a separate guest room, there’s no need to panic. You can add a futon or sleeper sofa to the living room to give them a comfortable place to spend the night. A sleeper sofa is a great choice since it has the look, feel, and functionality of a traditional sofa while also having the ability to turn into a full-size bed. Sleeper sofas come in a range of sizes, too. You can find them in twin, full, queen, and king sizes, depending on your needs. If you’re not in the market for new sofas, a simple futon or even a sleeper loveseat will also do nicely. Make sure that this living room furniture has a sturdy frame and that it’s extremely easy to convert to a bed once it’s time for your guests to slumber.


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Stock Up on a Few Essentials

To make your guests feel at home, they’ll need to have easy access to some essential items. Stock your bathroom with a few small soaps, tubes of toothpaste, and other essential toiletries. Place some extra rolls of toilet paper in a cute woven basket in the bathroom. That way, your guests won’t have to try and figure out where you keep them, and they won’t feel embarrassed or uncomfortable if they need an extra roll. A stack of clean, fresh towels on the bathroom counter is another must. While you don’t have to completely stock your fridge and pantry, it also can’t hurt to make sure you have a few delicious grab-and-go snacks on hand, too.


Keep Colors Neutral

When it comes to the colors of your house guest decor, it’s best to keep everything as neutral as possible. Instead of dark colors or wild patterns, stick to linens and décor items in neutral colorways instead. Earthy shades of green, ivory, and beige all look elegant and sophisticated. They also won’t make your home feel overwhelming or like it’s too much for your guests. At a minimum, choose neutral colors for your guest bedroom. A soft area rug in a light cream or green and some nice neutral bedding should do the trick. You can always add some visual interest in the living room with artwork or a few fun decorative throw pillows. Overall, your guests will feel much more at home in a calming space filled with neutral hues.


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At Lifestyle Homestore Furniture, we have a wide selection of beautiful, functional furniture for every room that will make your guests’ experience once to remember.

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