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How to Make Your Guests Feel Welcome in Your Home

Whether you’re having a group of overnight guests or a single friend stopping by, you want to make sure that all guests feel welcome in your home. You’re gracious enough to be sharing your home and you want to make sure that your guests have a great stay. Here are some ways that you can make your guests feel welcome in no time. 

Create an Inviting Entrance

Having guests over is a great excuse to refresh your front porch. Your front porch is the first part of your home that guests will see and you want to make them feel comfortable and welcome. Here are some great ways to create an inviting porch that your guests will love and so will you. 

Once your guests are inside your home, the first area they will see is the entryway or foyer. So it’s important to spend a little more time and effort making this area feel special. After all, you only get one chance to make a good first impression. Here are some tips for styling your entryway table, which is probably the most important piece of any foyer.

Tidy Up

It’s tough to feel comfortable in someone else’s messy home. That’s why it’s important to tidy up before your guest arrives. A good clean and putting everything where it goes is a good place to start.

You can even take it to the next level and give your home a complete refresh. It may take a bit more time but it will be worth it. 

Make Extra Room 

Making extra room for your guests is a must. They need room to sit, to eat, and to sleep. Anticipating all of these needs before your guests arrive will make everyone feel more at ease. 

Be sure to think about where everyone will be spending time and make sure there’s plenty of seating for everyone. Where will everyone sit when they eat? Is there enough room for everyone? Make sure you have this figured out before your guests arrive. Guests will want to know where they’re sleeping so make sure they have a private area that they’ll be comfortable in. 

Offer Beverages

Whether you’re having an overnight guest or one who’s just dropping by, be sure to offer them something to drink when they get there. You don’t need to provide everything they could possibly want, but be sure to offer them what you have. 

Provide a Tour

If your guest has never seen your house before or it’s been a while since a visit, a tour is a great idea. You get to show off your home and guests are more at ease knowing exactly where everything is.

During the tour, you can point out where they’ll be sleeping, the bathroom they’ll be using, and where anything in the kitchen is that they might need. 

Plan Meals In Advance

Plan out what meals you’ll be having while your guests are staying. This will give you plenty of time to take into account allergies and preferences. It’s okay to not plan out every detail, but a basic menu will help you feel organized and will reassure your guests that there’s going to be some great food to enjoy. 

Give Out Your Wifi Password

The first question your guests might have will be how to access your wifi. Write this down for them so they can connect at their leisure. If you want to get a little fancy with it, this free wifi password sign is a nice way to let them know.

Spruce Up the Guest Room

If you’re lucky enough to have a guest room, now is a great time to spruce it up. It should be clean and tidy, with fresh linens on the bed. There should be plenty of towels available for guests. If you’d like use this time as an excuse to add a fresh coat of paint or purchase a new duvet. 

Provide Amenities

You want to create a wonderful stay where your guests feel special. One really easy way to do that is by offering some amenities. Having a bottle of water by the bed and some travel toiletries available is a great place to start. Make your guest feel really pampered by providing slippers and a bathrobe. 

Having guests over doesn’t need to be stressful. These are some easy and straightforward ways that you can make guests feel more comfortable in your home. Next time you have a guest visit, they’ll be very impressed with the lengths you went to so they’d feel like they belong.

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