Thursday, January 15, 2015

5 Cozy Comforts

Top 5 for Hosting Overnight Guests...

With the holidays over, you can relax and enjoy those friends and family members who have decided to stay on just a day or two longer.  When you are entertaining at the lakehouse for the weekend,  here are a couple of tips for helping make your friends and family truly feel welcome.

Real Beds vs. Air Mattresses
Consider an ottoman or a day bed that you can use for seating for the daytime and sleeping for night time.

An Awesome Pillow
A great pillow can make all the difference in the world. For the ultimate luxury experience, invest in goose down (make sure your guests don't have an allergy to down).  Another great pillow are the memory foam pillows.  They are sure to please all types of sleepers, if you are a back, side or stomach sleeper, since they conform to every one's head shape.

A Sound Machine
Most of my family members need to have a fan running low for noise to sleep by.  A sound machine will help create a sense of privacy by masking any small noises or chatter.  Sound machines range in price and can be found in a variety of stores.  Check out walmart, or brookstone.     They supply a variety of sounds from gentle rain, wind, summer night.

Emergency Kit
Have a small emergency kit that holds double sided tape, earring backs, extra buttons, shoe shine kit, earring backs, toothbrush, toothpaste and mouthwash, deodorant, dental floss, small soaps and lotions, a needle and thread and a nail file.

Don't Forget!
A Bedtime Nightcap
Pour brandy or your favorite cordial in a small decanter and set it on the nightstand with a pretty cordial glass.

Your family and friends will thank you for thinking of their needs and making them feel right at home in your home.                              

December 2012/Real Simple

1 comment:

  1. A sound machine is a smart idea...take it from someone who can't sleep without a fan :) - Kaitlyn