9 Tips for Creating the Perfect Guest Room

Is your home ready for overnight guests? Follow these suggestions to create the perfect guest room for friends and family.

  1. Offer reading material

A pile of recent magazines or a shelf of assorted books offers guests a way to wind down before bed.

  1. Add flowers

A simple flower arrangement adds class and color to any room.

  1. Provide seating

Make sure there’s somewhere cozy for guests to sit if they need some alone time during holiday chaos.

  1. Make wi-fi connection easy

Leave a piece of paper with your internet server’s name and password on the dresser so guests can easily access your wireless connection.

  1. Did they forget something?

Fill a basket with sample-sized containers of essentials, like toothpaste, mouthwash and shampoo.

  1. Add a luggage stand

Put out a folding luggage stand where guests can prop their suitcases to avoid having to squat all the way down to the floor every time they need something.

  1. Make the closet functional

Be sure to stock the closet with empty hangers for guest’s clothes.

  1. Add charm with decorations

Create a welcoming, calm space for guests. Err on the side of generic. Remember, not everyone wants to sleep surrounded by Star Wars-themed decorations or your horror movie poster collection.

  1. A picture perfect welcome

Place a framed photo of you and your guest on the nightstand.


Is your “guest room” your living room sofa? Maybe it’s time to look for a larger space. Start by contacting your local RE/MAX agent, Debbie Dawson, 727-709-9541 or visit www.YourHomeTampaBay.com.

About the Author

Debbie Dawson
Publisher/Editor/Realtor | My passion is connecting local businesses to the residents of our community. With many years of experience in sales and marketing I have built a foundation for promoting small to mid size businesses including my own career in real estate. I enjoy spending my free time with my family and exploring new finds in our community. My happy place is at the beach, sand in my toes, watching the sunset while enjoying a perfect gulf breeze.

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