Tips for Creating the Perfect Guest Space
I think we’re all feeling ready to host friends and family again, safely of course. It’s been a wild year and a half, and while we are still doing our best to stay safe and take proper precautions, we are slowly hosting friends and family again. Rob’s family just visited for Oliver’s birthday recently and it felt so good getting our guest house ready for them. There are a few things I love to do before we get our guest house ready that goes beyond fresh towels and a candle, to make things feel extra special. Check out some of my guest room must-haves, featuring Walmart below.
Create a Comfortable and Inviting Space
Having a comfortable space to relax when our guests aren’t hanging with us is so important. We want to make sure they have everything they need: some cool drinks stocked in our SMEG fridge, snacks in the pantry, and a few magazines and books nearby. Don’t fret if you don’t have a separate kitchenette area. Even if your guests are staying down the hall in the guest room or on the sleeper sofa in the living room, you can create a little basket on the dresser or side table with a carafe of water, snacks, and a pretty ceramic cup for an extra touch.
Make the Perfect Bed for Your Guests with Earthy Linens
Walmart has a ton of great linens and throw pillows to fit any design trend. I found so many great textured pillows and earthy comforter sets to create a calming atmosphere. You can recreate our guest house with a few favorites below.
We also like having books that are native to the desert displayed, along with some of our favorite interior books. It feels special to share a bit more about Arizona with our guests and the imagery is always beautiful. Walmart has a large selection of books and fun accents to give your home some personality. Having a little fan nearby always ensures our guests stay comfortable and cool, and I love this vintage inspired one we found on their site. More below.
Access to Keys + WiFi + Guest Book
We always keep an extra phone charger, code to the wifi, and keys to the guesthouse of course, so that people can come and go as they please. We made things cute with a little guest book nearby the keys, so our guests could leave a note for us on their way out. It’s always sweet to look back on.
Create a Spa Like Experience Even in a Small Space
Plush towels, a hair drier and all of our favorite bath and skincare products are always available for our friends and family when they’re visiting from out of town. No matter how much I try to prep and pack for a trip, I always somehow forget something. Having a small blow dryer and these wooden toothbrushes around, just incase your guest forgets theirs is an easy way to make them feel at home. Again, even if you don’t have a separate bathroom for your guests, a little care basket is always appreciated. Check out what I put in our bath care baskets below.
Storage + Space For Luggage
When we designed the guest house, storage was a must, for our own use as well as our guest’s comfort. You don’t need large built ins to create a great experience for your guests. Baskets for small knick-knacks and a place for their luggage is perfect. I love this foldable luggage rack that easily tuck under a bed or sofa when not in use.
Check out all our Walmart favorites for hosting guests below. Walmart makes it easy to find everything you need for hosting organized on their “Get Set to Travel & Host” page. I curated some of my personal favorites that can help you recreate the look of our guest house in your own home. Don’t forget to dress up your space with fresh flowers (or cacti) for an extra touch!
*Thank you to Walmart and RewardStyle for sponsoring this post. As always, all thought & opinions are our own.