I love having guests at
The Everyday Home.
We don’t have many, and usually it’s family.
But, I like to go above and beyond and make
their stay here at our home as comfortable
as if they were staying at a 5-star hotel.
Or, as I call it –
“Hotel-ifying” the Guest Rooms.
Here are 10 Ways to Create a
Spa Like Guest Bath.
1) Towels and Linens
I think this goes without saying.
Nothing feels any better when you walk into
a hotel bathroom than seeing white, fluffy towels
at the ready. I started buying only white towels
years ago. Not only is it easier when doing laundry,
but white creates that “spa” atmosphere
in any bathroom.
The day of my guest’s arrivals,
I get several sets of *Turkish bath linens prepared,
and lay them inside a large basket.
When I have stayed overnight at friend’s homes,
I felt uncomfortable when I had to go looking
through a linen closet or under the sink.
I felt like I was snooping.
Leave bath linens out so there is no guessing.
2) Bottled Water and Glasses
Trust me, a guest is not going to want to traipse
thru your home at 2am in the morning to get
a sip of water, when wearing their
Hello Kitty pajamas when they need to take
their meds at bedtime.
So, prepare a small tray with a few bottles of
water and some glasses, for their ease.
3) Special Soaps
I like to put out a selection of soaps,
from scented to unscented.
I always leave some glycerine type soaps that
are perfect for face washing.
I make my own Homemade Goats Milk Soaps,
and I like to send a few home with them
as a small gift.
4) Makeup Washcloths
Several years ago when we were staying in a
smaller B&B in England, the owner had these
“Make-Up” washcloths out and I thought it was one
of the most brilliant ideas I had ever seen.
I know I always hate to dirty up and stain a pretty,
white washcloth when removing my makeup.
Her’s was monogrammed with the word
“Makeup Cloth” in white, but you could
simply make a pretty tag and tie it with a
ribbon around some black washcloths, as well.
5) Bath Spray
Ok, I know this is a touchy situation.
Bathroom odor. But, let’s face it.
It’s a part of life and we all have to deal with it.
There is nothing I dislike more
than going to the bathroom at someone’s home,
and there is no air freshener available.
So, I try to put out a non-overpowering
spray that doesn’t assault the senses with a
combination of rose petals and sticky, sweet
artificial scent. A good friend of mine,
introduced me to an Orange Spray at Trader Joe’s.
I do not have a TJ’s close to me, so I found it online.
Honestly, it’s the most amazing bathroom
spray I have ever seen, and trust me – this is
coming from someone who has every allergy
known to man.
It’s also available in Lavender.
Y’all know I love some Home Hacks
– so I will be making a homemade version
very soon. 🙂
6) Bath Mat
I know this item, like Bath Linens, also goes
without saying. I like a no-frills, fluffy white bath
mat. I simply leave it laying across the side of the
tub, ready to go.
Have you seen these bathmats above at IKEA?
I bought one for my parents when they
remodeled their bathroom and they LOVED it.
Thank goodness I found them on Amazon, also.
7) Flowers or Greenery
Yes, in the bathroom.
You don’t have to have a huge, full-blown bouquet.
Just a few blooms in a small vase.
Not sure if your guests have allergies?
How about clipping a few pretty greenery stems
and adding them to a small glass vase?
8) WiFi Frame
Whenever my guests are arriving, I take out this
small frame which features the
password to our wi-fi and leave this out
on the counter.
(there is also one on their bedside table)
This way, they do not have to ask at midnight
when they want to check their email.
9) Toiletries, Lotions, etc.
Leaving a tray of basic lotions and toiletries is
a good idea. They may have brought their own,
but this way – they are covered in case they forgot
something. I like to purchase the small, travel size
containers so they can be easily stored away after your guests leave.
10) Makeup Mirror
I know I could not get dressed without my
make-up mirror. One side is magnified.
I found mine on Amazon* for about $20.
I like these mirrors on a stand with the
I think the key to making a guest’s stay a pleasurable
one is allowing them to feel like all their creature
comforts have been met. I know I appreciate it
when my host has taken care to think of the
little things that make me feel welcomed.
Do you have some special touches and tips
for creating a Spa Like Guest Bath?
I’d love to hear what they are, and I will
feature them on an upcoming project I am
working on for my Guest Bath.
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