A guestroom should feel relaxing, welcoming and comfortable as you want your guests to feel "at home". Even if you don't have a dedicated space for a guest room you can create one simply by turning a den or office into a cozy guestroom.
Creating Your Retreat
To create your retreat start with the bed. Always have fresh bed linens that have been ironed, lots of pillows and extra bedding. Put a throw or summer blanket on the foot of the bed in case your guests get chilly at night.
Place a tray on the nightstand with magazines and books, writing essentials, a tissue box and fresh flowers. Have a carafe of water available if space allows.
Make sure the closet is well stocked with hangers and hooks so they have a place to put their belongings.
Clean the guest bathroom and replace towels with clean cotton towels and washcloths. Gather guest toiletries together (toothbrushes, pretty soaps, shampoo, and lotions) and place in a basket for their convenience. Lastly, light a candle for aromatherapy.
Source: Southern Living Magazine