Protect guest and out-of-season bedding from dust. If you have a rarely used guest room or live in a climate that necessitates a full change of bedding (say, from thick duvet to lightweight quilt) twice each year, you’ll need a place to put the items not currently in rotation. Instead of cluttering up your linen closet with items that you know you won’t be touching for three to six months, give them a home that will keep them out of the way and dust-free. Zippered bags and bins designed for this purpose are ideal — stow them under a guest bed or on a high shelf. And remember to launder bedding before storing it away.
Fresh bedding is extremely important to me. I like my beds to look "decorated," even though they are not being used. I simply use one of my coverlets to top the unmade bed. When guests are scheduled I remove the coverlet, put on clean sheets and a fresh duvet or coverlet depending on the season. I like to use linen spray and I am one of those unusual people who love ironed sheets and pillowcases. The smoothness and clean look of ironed bedding is such a luxury. As I am retired the extra ironing is not an issue. A tip: fit the bottom sheet on the bed and iron it in place. No struggling with the ironing board, sheet being too big and dragging on the floor.
placement of runner
1 queen & 1 single
Add thoughtful extras. For an extra-special hotel-style luxury, add a tea or coffee station to your guest room with an electric water kettle, mugs and maybe a French press. If you don’t have room for a mini fridge for the half-and-half, you can still stock bottled water, fresh fruit and snacks to keep your guests hydrated and sated throughout their stay. 12. Make the most out of every inch. But if you have room for a mini fridge, by all means go for it!
Special extras to consider Carafe and water glasses Candle (Flameless candles are also a good option if you’re nervous about lit candles being left unattended.) Books Lotions Fragrances Cotton balls or Q-tips (also could be kept in a bathroom) Nail polish remover Shoe shine Small sewing kit with pre-threaded needles Static guard spray Snack basket Slippers Robe TV Radio
probably need some type of sun protection or umbrella upstairs deck
white & gray
Upgraded carpet pad. You usually don’t need to upgrade your standard carpet, but sometimes it’s worth it to upgrade the underpadding. This upgrade is typically not high-priced, is softer underfoot and lengthens the life of your carpeting.
We used this trick only for the headboard, as a focal point that illuminates the bed,
crisp linen, well starched and lavender filled baby pillows. pillows fresh washed & aired
A little trick we use at our family’s lake house is to put personalized clothespins on our towels, with names written on in permanent marker. This helps us remember whose towel is whose, and it reduces the amount of laundry that needs to be done. When not in use, the clothespins live on a tree branch in one of the bathrooms, creating an interesting sculpture and a fun way to remember who has visited.
provide password provide mirror
area for charging
BLACK BENCH AT END OF BED FOR LUGGAGE & EXTRA STORAGE