Annnnnd, here comes the Holiday Season...
Can you feel it? Parties, Shopping, Meals, Guests? Do you feel like you’re zooming around in overdrive...slightly frantic? Pleeeeeeease take time to breathe and sink into what’s truly important.
And, if guests are part of the picture for you this month, I’ve got you covered.
Let’s create an inviting space for the people you love…
- Clear the Clutter--You knew I was going to say that, right? Set aside some time to clear out under the bed, the nightstand drawers, make a little space in the closet. Yes, it matters.
- Linens--Flannel or microfiber sheets feel SO COZY this time of year if you’re in cold climates. At the very least, give the guest sheets a wash. If they’ve been on the bed and covered up, unused, for any amount of time, they will feel stagnant. Add a few drops of Lavender Oil on a damp washcloth when you throw them in the dryer--AHHHHHHH!
- Lights--Give your guests a reading light near the bed so they won’t have to stumble around to turn off the lights. And while we’re on the subject of electrical power...make sure there’s an outlet available for recharging your guests’ electronic devices. A card with the wifi code is a nice touch.
- A Place for Suitcases--Consider a low bench, chair or folding stand for suitcases--classier than putting everything on the floor.
- Atmosphere--Imagine your favorite hotel room experience, dark and cool. Consider light-blocking blinds or curtains and perhaps a fan for white noise + air circulation.
- Beauty--Add a small beautiful dish on the nightstand for jewelry, a single flower in a vase or a teensy bit of good, dark chocolate for some sweetness :)
If you are the air mattress-in-the-office-type of host, you can STILL use the ideas above to make a cozy, comfortable space for your guests. Yes, you can.
Caution: If the Feng Shui in your home (and the guest room in particular) is TOO GOOD, your guests will not want to leave. Depending on how you feel about your guests...well, you get the picture!!!!
Enjoy the holidays with your loved ones and consider your lovely guest room as a beautiful gift to your holiday guests.
Lots of Love,