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The holidays just snuck up on me this year. Unseasonably warm weather here in the Northeast combined with a busy schedule have left a lot of unchecked items on my holiday to-do list. Added to that, I need to have a guest bedroom prepared and ready. And if you know me, it has to be just so.
Fortunately, my membership to Costco is helping me in all areas of holiday planning. From food, to last minute holiday gifts, and household items, Costco makes the holidays easier by saving time with one-stop shopping and the ability to stock up products that last longer so I’m not running out mid-holiday! In addition, I love the speciality items at Costco. I am always excited to see what I’m going to find at Costco each time, like small appliances, housewares, toys, books, clothing for my kids, and much more! On my most recent trip, my mind was on creating the perfect guest space. I purchased some of my favorite products to help get the room ready.
Tide Advanced Power and Febreze Air Effects were at the top of my list to help make the guest bedroom inviting and comfortable. Below are some of my favorite tips for creating a space for guests plus more pictures of how my guests room came together.
Creating a Space For Guests : 5 Tips
Start with Clean Linens Gather all of your linens (sheets, towels, quilt, bedding). Even if you are pulling them from a linen closet and they are clean, it’s always nice to give them a fresh wash. I like Tide Advanced Power because it delivers the best cleaning strength but also leaves the sheets, bedding and towels smelling fresh. It’s a clean that I can count on when it matters. You always want your guests to feel comfortable and the bed that you provide them with is a big part of that. Choose soft and comfortable sheets, like the grey flannel ones I have here. Choose Festive Colors and Decor Shop your home or purchase holiday colors to make your space festive and bright. I had mostly everything on hand to create this guest space, so I was happy I didn’t need to spend extra. If you do need items, Costco always has sheets, linens, towels and just about anything you need. I combined colors and patterns to give the room texture and keep it interesting. I love the red plaid with the grey design. Throw pillows are a great way to ‘build up’ a bed and make it a bit more luxurious. I pulled these pillows from our family room, where I normally display them for the holiday. Don’t forget, you can usually wash the covers to throw pillows to make them fresh and clean! Once again, combining patterns and colors will give the room a great look. I also like to pull in a lot of holiday decor from around the house, like wooden signs, a potpourri deer head, a plate for rings, jewelry and trinkets. Create a Comfort Basket Fill a basket with items to make your guest feel at-home. I like to include magazines, water bottles, a small snack (think trail mix or granola bars), as well as a jar of toiletries that my guest might need. I also like to have snacks, tea and coffee readily available in the kitchen and another jar of toiletries in the bathroom. It’s always nice to include Febreze Air Effects in the scents of the season, some magazines, and the WiFi password for guests to easily access. Display Fresh Flowers Fresh flowers always make a space seem more inviting. You don’t have to spend a lot, either! I chose these simple and inexpensive flowers (I think they were $3.99 a bunch!). I paired the flowers on a tray along with a small hurricane filled with glittery ornaments – a fun and easy decor item that makes a big impact. Make Sure the Space Smells Fresh and Clean No matter how much work you put into the decor of your space, if it doesn’t smell fresh and clean, it simply will not be inviting. I have a small dog and while he’s usually not very stinky, I realize that a non-pet person may pick up on small odors that we are used to. Even a guest space that is not used often might smell stale. It’s always a good idea to have some great holiday inspired scents with Febreze Air Effects. I picked up the holiday trio at Costco and have two in the guest space and one in the guest bathroom. I make sure I freshen up the room before they arrive and then leave two scents in the room to allow them to freshen the space up as they see fit.