It’s the holiday season, which means you may be hosting out-of-town family and friends. We asked interior designer Ginger Brewton (@gingerbrewtoninteriors) to curate a list of items that will make your guests feel cared for and tended to. Whether you’re hosting one guest or a family with children, there are several things you can do to make their stay more comfortable and enjoyable.
“It’s all about empathy and thoughtfulness,” Ginger says. “Traveling can be stressful, so putting yourself in their shoes and thinking about what would make it easier for them is the way to approach it.”
Thinking about what will make their stay seamless and easy, but also cozy and enjoyable, are key considerations. For example, if you know your guests are bringing a small child who might be traveling for the first time away from home, a unicorn nightlight (www.Anthropologie.com) can be a whimsical, gentle way to help ease them to sleep.
A simple water carafe and glass by the bedside are not only lovely to look at but functional as well: guests don’t want to have to go tiptoe to the kitchen in the middle of the night!
Putting a handwritten welcome note in their room will be something they take home and will serve as a wonderful memento of their trip.
Safe and happy holidays to all!