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Having guests to stay the night is usually a delighting but also a stressful experience. Hospitality can be shown in many ways, but the basic rule is that you need to provide your guests with clean space for sleeping. If you have a guest room and a regular procedure when your guests are coming, it is much easier than the situation in which you do not have a guest room, but need to transform one of the existing rooms into a guest room. A guest room is usually maintained in the same way and you probably have the stages of your own for such a preparation. However, turning your old bedroom into a comfortable guest room for your visitors is not always an easy task, especially if your “old” room is really old. On the other hand, you do not have to torture and exhaust yourself with hotel-like cleaning. What needs to be done is some basic hygienic cleaning and adding a touch of personality to the room.
Dust the floorFirst and foremost when it comes to arranging a room for your guests is durting the floor and cleaning the carpets and rugs. Many people are allergic to dust and sleeping in a perfectly cleaned room with a non-maintained rug can cause a lot of problems both to them and you, as a host. Also, today every third child has some sort of allergy and the most common one is allergy to dust.

Wash the curtains

Although they are not treaded on, curtains are also large dust absorbents. They are exposed to dust from the room and from the street, as well. If you want to make sure that your guests do not experience a severe allergic reaction, the curtains need to see the washing machine at once. Apart from that, if the curtains are fresh and washed, the whole room has a more pleasant fragrance.

Arrange the sheets

Although this is what you know by common sense, it is not only important to change the sheets, but you should also try and prepare your newest and freshest sheets for your guests. Of course, you do not offer hotel accommodation, but you should show respect and affection for your guest. Because of that, you can add a little bit more of the softener when washing the sheets and use some stiffener to make your sheets smell divinely and give your guest(s) an unforgettable feeling.

Flowers for delight

It is not only important to prepare different items in the guest room when you are expecting guests for the night, but you should also decorate the room. The simplest and best possible way of doing that is by arranging flowers in an appropriate vase. If your budget is tight, you can opt for any season flowers and your guest room (or the one turned into that) will shine with a different gloss.

Bathing in a clean bath

When your guests arrive and they wish to relax after the trip, the bathroom becomes quite an important room for your visitors. That being so, you need to make sure that the bathroom is meticulously cleaned and taken care of before their arrival. You need to provide your guests with clean towels and slippers for the bathroom. As they get a shower and wash off the trip dirt, they will feel more comfortable and probably be in a better mood for hanging out with you.

Author: Sophie Andersen is an interior designer from Australia. She’s interested in architecture and home decor. Love to write and to share her tips and tricks about home decoration.