One of the drawbacks of living in DC (like most cities) is that space is at a premium. I daydream about the day when we’ll have a guest bedroom to fancy up for visitors, but for now, an air mattress is what we’re working with.
Our accommodations might not be five star, but that’s no excuse to throw in the towel. Here are my essentials for entertaining house guests:
-Bedding: Even if you only have an air mattress to offer, quality bed linens make a huge difference! I try and make up our air mattress just as I would a regular bed.
-Candle and matches: Burn a favorite candle to keep things fresh. Just make sure the scent isn’t too overpowering.
-Extra Toiletries: Having a few extra tooth brushes and other essentials on hand can save a trip to the store.
-Bath Towels: Freshly washed and the fluffier the better!
-Flowers: If there’s time, I like to grab some blooms for small arrangements in our entry and living room and a small bud vase in the bathroom.
-Cocktails: Arguably the most important component in a memorable visit!
How do you prepare for house guests?