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  1. That room is beautiful, I would like to sleep in it! I don’t have a guest room as of yet, but if I do I have more information on it! Thank you very much!

  2. What great tips, I can’t wait to move to a bigger apartment where a guest room is available, and maybe then I can get my family over to visit more often.

  3. I have a guest room that rarely gets used. No one wants to come visit Birmingham, apparently. Haha. But I think it is so fun to have a special place for guests to come and feel welcomed in your home. These are great tips to ensure a comfortable stay! Maybe one day we will live somewhere cool that our friends will want to visit!

  4. I think having a guest room is such a great room to have, out here in NYC the apartments are not so roomy and the more bedrooms you have the more rent is so sometimes we don’t have the luxury of having guestrooms.

    Liliana @ Lilixoana

  5. Our guest room is pretty much completely empty. I love the idea of having a little “welcome basket” though. Something easy, but thoughtful!

  6. I have a guest room at home. Unfortunately the only thing in it right now is a bed! I cannot really remember the last time I had a guest stay overnight but I should probably invest a little time and money in to fixing up the room anyway. Like everything else though I have just been kind of waiting until I have some kind of plan for work.


  7. My “guest room” is our pull out couch. I think the only one of these that follow are providing fresh sheets. Whoops. We’ll use the fact that we live in a one bedroom as our excuse!

  8. We frequently have overnight guests from out of town and I’ve never had a guest that has not brought their own toiletries or used mine. I am not a fan of an extra thing sitting out getting dusty just to hold trial size products.

    I do always stock extra tooth brushes. I also have a basket with remotes, bedside lamps, and coasters next to each bed.

    I also don’t do the fresh flowers – I want them to have all the available space to use to lay out their items as they’d like.

  9. Love these tips! As a poor college student I am nowhere near having a guest room (my guests have to sleep on an air mattress or in bed with me) BUT I still try to make my guests feel welcome. I love the fresh flowers and a “welcome basket”.

  10. This reminded me so much of my house now. Our “guest room” is nothing but a black room that I use the closet space and have my stuff in. We have room for a bed, but haven’t made the jump of buying furniture for that room yet. We’ve only lived here since October though we have plenty of time for me to dream up the best guest room, thanks for sharing the tips!

  11. thanks for sharing this … we may have out of town guest coming for a weekend in a couple of weeks, so this is perfect! and i love the idea of the “welcome basket” … all the suggestions are great ideas and just might make your guest extend their stay!

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