Touches of Welcome in the Guest Room

Make your overnight guests feel special, pampered and truly welcome in your home with these simple touches to your guest room.

When you have overnight guests, whether it’s your best friend from high school or your in-laws, a few little touches in the guest room will make them feel special, pampered and truly welcome in your home.

Write your Wi-Fi user name and password on a pretty greeting card and leave it on the nightstand so your guests can easily check email or surf the Internet.

Traveling can be stressful, so provide over-the-counter relief for simple symptoms. Fill the medicine chest with sample packages of pain reliever, antacids and sore muscle balms. Don’t forget eye drops and lip balm.

A pretty vase filled with fresh flowers makes anyone feel special. Scatter a handful of wrapped chocolates around the vase for an extra touch of sweetness.

Set out a blow dryer, small bottles of luxury shampoo and conditioner, pretty hand soaps and fragrant body wash in the guest bathroom.

A packed suitcase often means wrinkled clothing. Help your guests look their best with a bottle of wrinkle-releasing spray. Make sure the guest room closet has plenty of hangers, and there is at least one empty drawer in the dresser.

Place a few bottles of water near the bed, along with some current magazines on topics of interest to your guests. Keep the TV remote control handy, along with the guide to your local stations.

Let your guests know there are extra blankets and pillows in the closet. Hang a fluffy bathrobe over a hook on the back of the door.

In the morning, greet your visitors with cups of gourmet coffee in special mugs they can use while they visit, then take home as mementos of their trip.