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4 Simple Ways To Make Visitors Feel At Home

No guest room? No problem!


As much as we love to welcome family and friends in our homes when they visit, it can be taxing to let them stay for days—especially if we don't have an extra room to spare. What should be a pleasant stay can easily turn into teeming all-nighters.

While it can pose a real challenge to keep everyone happy in a small space, a few smart accessories and cozy details can help you make visitors feel at home. Here are some things you can try to ease the impact of a crowded apartment: 

Main photos from: Lali N via Pinterest and The Finishing Touch Blog

Conduct an "inspection"

A few days before your visitors arrive, try staying for a night in their designated spot. Try to see what else you can improve—is the space well-ventilated? Do you need more light? Is the mattress comfortable? Once you know what you're working with, prepping the space will be a breeze. 

Photo from One Kind Design

Make a cheat sheet 

Inevitably, there will be times when we have to leave our visitors at home, like on days when we have to go to work. Even without you around, make sure they have everything they might need by listing them down and putting it up where everyone can see it. 

RL Tip: Feel free to include everything like the Wi-Fi password, where the pre-cooked meals are, and where the fresh towels are stored.

Photo from Look What I Made.  

Unfold a luggage rack

Instead of hastily carving out a makeshift spot in the common room, try going for something more convenient like a foldable luggage rack. Having a proper place to rest bags not only makes everything accessible to your guests, it can also help keep your living area neater for lounging around. 

RL Tip: Keep your home looking stylish with a Mahogany-finish rack

Photo from The Finishing Touch Blog

Put together a care basket

Nothing makes visitors feel more welcome than a thoughtful care basket. You can fill it up with snacks, fancy toiletries, scented candles, or some of their favorite things. Consider adding a map of the city or a list of your favorite places to help them make the most of their stay. 

Photo from Lali N via Pinterest. 

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