Guest room love!
7 ways to create space in heart & home
When you have people staying over, you want them to feel comfortable and at home, right?
And you know I always say that feng shui is all about creating spaces that make you feel good?
So, what could be a better guiding light than that, when creating space for your guests?!
And to make it super clear from the start; no need for a separate guest room for this.
It’s way simpler than that.
“FINNS DET HJÄRTERUM, SÅ FINNS DET STJÄRTERUM”
That’s Swedish (I’m a Swede, so that’s why that’s showing up) and this is what it sounds like:
(Yup, that’s me talking!)
And it means;
“If there’s room in the heart,
there’s room in the home.”
(but, honestly, it translates literarily to “if there is room in the heart, there’s room for the butt” – yeah, weird, I know, but it rhymes in Swedish, so I guess that’s why…?)
Basically, what it’s all about, is that it’s not all about the space – there’s always space for those you care for.
But it’s rather about what you bring to whatever space, or spot, you offer your guests.
And that is bring, as in bringing your heart, your care and your thoughtfulness.
So, no matter if it’s a mattress on the floor, a couch in your living room, or a sofa bed in your workspace – or, of course, a full guest room – there’s always something you can do, to make your guests feel a little extra welcomed and at home.
Here’s what you can do
To get your creativity flowing, I’ve listed some ideas below:
? Sheets and towels
Either you can make the bed and hang the towels so it’s prepared and ready for them, or, and especially if you don’t have a separate guest room, you can make a neat bundle, maybe with a ribbon around it, and hand it over.
? Fresh flowers
Big bouquets are beautiful, but a single flower will bring the feeling of love and care as much. If you’re blessed with your own garden, and it happens to be the season, you can pick a little beauty right there.
? Books & magazines
Put some books or magazines there that you think they might enjoy flipping through when going to bed, or if they wake up early, or happen to have a little break during the day.
Place a candle (and something to light it with!) to give them the possibility for a cozy moment. Use scented ones if you want to give the space an extra touch.
It’s a part of the modern life, right?! Give them a note with your wifi-code, so they have easy access to it.
Bring a bottle or pitcher with fresh water or mineral water, and a glass, in case they wake up during the night and need a little sip.
Keep a guestbook or a notebook, and some pens, if they want to write you a little love note.
And if you don’t have a separate room for your guests, you can just pack the things you want to provide them with, and put it in a basket, a bag or just present it in a friendly way.
It’s just all about those small gestures, that will make them feel at home and cared for.?
Thanks to Mara’s comment below, I’ve created a checklist with the tips above that’s easy to just save or to print out if you want to. You find it here: Guest Love Checklist
Over to you!
- Did you get any new ideas on how to make your guests feel extra cared for?
- Or do you have a tip on how to create that special welcome feel?
Share in the comments below, I’d be so happy to hear from you!
And if you have any questions – ask away below too. Your question might help somebody else, and I’m happy to answer! And, of course, there is no such thing as a stupid question – but you know that already, right?☺
I look forward to hearing from you!
Thanks for reading!
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