Four Tips for Happy House Guests

The holiday season brings more than just festive decor and twinkling lights… Here come the house guests!

With a little help from Pioneer Linens, I’m sharing four tips to make your guests feel welcome, comfortable and safe in your home this holiday season.

Pioneer Linens, a mainstay in the Palm Beach area since 1912, has just what you need for a full guest room makeover, including curated decor, accessories and luxury linens. Every item featured in these photos, and so much more, can be found in their 13,000 square foot showroom on Clematis Street in West Palm Beach. I’ve included links to many items shown here for easy online shopping.

Tip One: Make sanitizing chic.

This holiday season is all about health, safety and clean hands. Set-up a sanitizing station on a dresser or end table in your guest bedroom. One of my favorite tips is to repurpose a bath vanity set to create a station that matches your guest room décor. Use a tray to keep supplies, like face makes, wipes, and tissues, contained. For a beautiful upgrade, decant hand sanitizer into a soap pump dispenser.

Tip Two: Give guests a hotel stay.

Your guest bedroom is the new hotel room. There are so many easy upgrades to give your guests a hotel quality stay. Starting in the closet, make sure you have matching hangers available, and use one to hang a plush robe. Next to the bed, leave a pair of slippers, an eye mask, a carafe of water and glassware. For an added touch, use a diffuser to give the room a signature scent. Finally, a luggage rack makes packing and unpacking so much easier and can be easily tucked away when not in use.

Tip Three: Embrace the beach.

There’s nothing better than feeling like you’re on vacation. That’s easy to do in Palm Beach! As a thoughtful gift, leave guests a beach towel and beach bag. Include a great beach read, local magazines, and a mini bottle of your favorite sunscreen. Guests will have everything at hand as they head to relax at the beach or pool.

Tip Four: Refresh your linens.

Upgrading your guest room linens will likely make your guests extend their stay. To extend the life of your fine linens and towels, always use gentle linen wash. Pioneer Linens suggests two go-to brands: The Laundress and Le Blanc.

Happy holiday entertaining!