February 4th, 2009

Top 10 Ways to Create a Cozy Atmosphere for Houseguests

by Jacqueline Whitmore
  1. Place fine soap, mini shampoo, conditioner and bodywash in the guest’s bathroom.
  2. Use linen napkins and linen tableclothes instead of paper napkins.
  3. Vary your dinner dishes for each course instead of using matched sets.
  4. Have fresh flowers throughout your home.
  5. Place local magazines, bottled water, an alarm clock and fine chocolates on the night table beside your guest’s bed.
  6. Provide a choice of foam or feather pillows.
  7. Keep a bottle of red and white wine on hand.
  8. Keep regular and decaffeinated coffee and tea on hand.
  9. Place a clean bathrobe in the guest’s closet.
  10. Have music playing when your guests arrive.
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One Response to “Top 10 Ways to Create a Cozy Atmosphere for Houseguests”

  1. Denise Zaldivar with IES on February 6th, 2009 12:56 pm

    Very nice tips! I particulary like the different CHOICES we can provide to our guests. As they might actually have a true preference, we enable them to skip the (sometimes uncomfortable) “asking for it” part, right?
    Denise Zaldivar

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