So you’re totally ready for Christmas, right? (Be honest – are you nodding while sipping cocoa right now, or screaming uncontrollably?)
And this year, will you be the host or the wandering traveler?
Either way, you’ll want the guest room (or impromptu sleeping space!) to be as comfortable as possible.
Here are a few ideas to create a cozy guest room for the holidays.
1. Add a Snack Box
I like leaving a few small-size snacks in a basket, bowl or box next to the bed, especially for guests who have traveled far and may be on a different time zone.
Waking up starving at 3:00 a.m. when you’re jet-lagged is SO not fun. Make sure you include some salty or savory snacks as well as sweets. Nuts, chips and pretzels are always good choices and try to strike a balance between healthy and just downright yummy.
2. A Place to Sit
If you have the space, make sure your guest room has a place to sit in addition to the bed. Your guest will need a place for tying shoes, having a cup of tea or checking his or her iPhone.
Here are seating areas in two favorite guest rooms I’ve stayed in while traveling. The first was in an Italian villa. I loved waking up here. And the chairs totally served their purpose.
This next room was in a French chateau and was especially cozy…the old, overstuffed chair between the window and the fireplace was so comfortable I could sit for hours.READ MORE