11 Steps to Create a Welcoming Guest Room

This post will give you the steps you need to provide a gorgeous and welcoming guest room and to provide your guests with everything they need. This includes creating a comfy, relaxing bed, setting up a welcoming tray and basket, providing your WiFi password in style and decorating with the cutest guest room signs and décor. With the holidays right around the corner a lot of us are getting ready for guests to come visit. This is the perfect time to get your guest room ready. I will show you the 11 steps that you need to create that perfect welcoming room and provide your friends and family with everything they will need for their stay. I will show you gorgeous guest room inspirations and I will show you where you can get the goods to get your guest room looking beautiful in no time.

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Luxurious Sheets and Bedding

Let’s start at the most important part, the bed. You will want your guests to feel comfortable and taken care of and the perfect way to do that is with soft comfy bedding and sheets. Check out these guest rooms below with beds that look extra comfortable and inviting.


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Calming Color Palette for Your Guest Room

You want your guest to feel calm and relaxed during their stay. This may be a mini vacation for them so choose colors that are soft, neutral and calming like whites, greys, blues and beige. Below you can find inspiration to create a relaxing color palette for your guests.

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Welcoming Tray

I love the idea of a welcoming tray with some water, snacks and other personal touches like flowers or candles. This is a great way to show your guest that you really took the time to think of their needs. Below is an idea of how you could style that welcoming tray.

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Below are some ideas of what you need to create your own welcoming tray.

GUEST ROOM WELCOMING TRAY | WHERE TO FIND

ONE | RATTAN TRAY

TWO | LIFEWTR WATER BOTTLES

THREE | SET OF 2 METAL & GLASS VASES

FOUR | COCONUT & ALMOND SNACK MIX

WIFI Password Signs

Yes, they are going to need your WIFI password so why not make it a moment with a pretty personalized sign. This just shows that you are a truly thoughtful host.

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I found these cute WIFI signs below that will add a personal touch to your guest room.

WIFI SIGNS | WHERE TO FIND

ONE | CHALKBOARD WIFI SIGN

TWO | WIFI IS ON THE HOUSE PRINTABLE

THREE | PRINTABLE WIFI SIGN

FOUR | PRINTABLE SIGN

Pillow Options

Everyone’s pillow choices are so different, right? To make your guests feel at home take the cue of a nice hotel that has an assortment of different pillow options. You could make this look amazing like in the guest room below.

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Books for Your Guest Room

When I am staying somewhere new, I love to read a great book to help me sleep at night and your guests may too. Leaving a few of your favorites for them to read during their stay is a very thoughtful touch.

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Hooks for Bags and Jackets

It is a great idea to hang a few hooks on the wall for their bags, purses, jackets or whatever else they may have.

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Basket with all the Essentials

Fill a basket with some of the essentials that they will need on their visit. You can include travel size toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, Kleenex, an extra toothbrush, soap, Tylenol, phone chargers or anything else that they may have forgotten. Take a cue from these homeowners below by making this basket a beautiful statement.

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Below are my absolute favorite finds for an essentials guest basket.

GUEST ROOM BASKET | WHERE TO FIND

ONE | ORGANIC SHOWER SET

TWO | DISPOSABLE SLIPPERS

THREE | HAND POURED SOY CANDLE

FOUR | MAKEUP REMOVER WIPES

FIVE | POO-POURRI SPRAY

SIX | DECORATIVE BASKET

SEVEN | ULTRA SOFT GREY WASH CLOTHS

New Towels for Your Guest Room

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Lay out a set of fresh clean towels for your guest so they don’t have to ask or search for them.

Extra Blankets for Your Guest

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Leave extra blankets in the closet or add a throw blanket or two to the bed so your guest can get cozy.

Welcoming Guest Room Signs and Décor

This one is my favorite because it is so fun to find cute welcoming signs or pillows that give the guest room that extra special personal touch. Check out some ideas below to incorporate these into your space.

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Check out my favorite guest room signs and décor below and where to get them.

GUEST ROOM SIGNS & DÉCOR | WHERE TO FIND

ONE | WELCOME PILLOW

TWO | BE OUR GUEST SIGN

THREE | CUSTOM BED & BREAKFAST PILLOW

FOUR | VACANCY SIGN

FIVE | SET OF 3 GUEST ROOM PRINTS

SIX | BE OUR GUEST PILLOW

SEVEN | CUSTOM METAL HOTEL SIGN

EIGHT | YAY! YOU’RE HERE PRINTABLE

NINE | BE OUR GUEST BLESSED SIGN

For extra credit here are a few more essentials that your guest would appreciate in their guest room. Many of these are things that you can store in the closet in case they need them.

  • Luggage Rack
  • Fan
  • Laundry Basket
  • Lamp
  • Alarm Clock
  • Robe
  • Plenty of toilet paper

So now you have the 11 steps you need to create the perfect guest room. Hopefully you got some new ideas of what to provide for your guests to make your home inviting and welcoming for them and gained some inspiration on how to pull it off in style. What is your favorite idea that you are going to try? If you are just setting up your room now, you don’t have to do it all, you could start with one of these ideas to make the guest room a little more welcoming. The point it that your guest feels welcomed and loved and most importantly they get to spend time with you!

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