Even if we don’t consider ourselves to be particularly house proud in the practical sense of the word, it’s safe to say that most of us like impressing our guests. Having people staying over at our homes can really bring out the hostess in many of us – especially if the guests in question are friends and family, you don’t see that often. If you have ever gone away to stay with a family member, you will know first hand just how nice it is when you are made to feel as though you have a home away from home. Therefore, it’s only natural that you would want to give your own guests a similar experience, so they leave your home feeling like they had the best stay possible! Here are a few ways you can impress your house guests, so they give you a 10/10 review every time.
There’s nothing worse than going away for a couple of days for what’s meant to be a relaxing getaway – only to find that your bed is uncomfortable and you get next to no sleep. With this in mind, it’s no use just chucking your guests in the spare room on the futon. If you want to make a really good impression, you will have to put together a bed that screams luxury. Thankfully, companies such as Richard Haworth specialise in hotel-style bedding, so you can offer your guests those crisp white sheets that they would usually pay £100 a night for. Check your mattress for any major lumps and always offer spare pillows, as some of your guests may prefer to sleep with two or even three. Finish your bed setup with a cosy throw folded across the bottom (just in case the evenings get a little chilly), and there you have it – a luxury guest bed any hotel would be proud of!
We all know what it’s like being a guest at times. You need certain things from your host, but you feel awkward pestering them all the time. Remove this issue totally for your guests by always being one step ahead of their needs. Provide guest towels and face cloths, so they don’t need to worry about using yours, or bringing their own. Offer them their own personal shampoo and body wash, and pop tea and coffee in their room too, so they have their own personal supply.
Create a clean and relaxing haven
Before your guests arrive, the number one thing you need to do is make sure you are on top of your cleaning. No guest wants to turn up at a house that looks like a bomb site – it makes them feel awkward, and it can be odd for them when their host cleans around them. If your spare room has become a bit of a dumping ground for your stuff recently, see your guests coming as a reason to finally clear it all out. Give the carpets a hoover, set the heating to a pleasant level and light some fragrant candles to welcome your guests into your home – once they see the effort you have gone to, they won’t ever want to leave!