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5 Tips for Making Your Guest Bathroom an Inviting One

There's nothing worse than going to someone's house for the weekend and feeling unprepared without another option. We've all forgotten to pack our toothbrushes, but what about towels? Most people don't travel with their own so they rely on the hostess to provide for them. 

Below I've listed 5 Tips for making your guest bathroom an inviting one. Nothing crazy, just small steps to take before your guests show up!

1. Lots of EXTRA
People forget things. Make sure you keep extra shampoo, conditioner, lotion, soaps, toothbrushes, toothpaste, etc. You'll look like the MVP if (heaven forbid) someone shows up and forgot these items. 

Tip: Don't feel like you have to have anything crazy for your guests. A hairdryer is not your responsibility. Just stock up on basics!

Make sure you have the following: extra towels, washcloths, tissues, toilet paper, plunger, toilet brush, etc. These items are NECESSARY and things your guests aren't going to want to ask for themselves. Just have them there never know. 

3. Splurge on the GOOD STUFF
- It's easy to head to Target and pick up some $5.00 towels and a pack of 6 washcloths for $2.50. DON'T DO THAT! Splurge on something you would like to use yourself! This includes body towels, hand towels, washcloths, robes, etc. The better quality the material, the better your guests will feel using them!

4. Make it INVITING
- Fill the space with a nice plant, a candle, and have a bathmat for chilly floors. It's all about the "homey" details that make a space inviting. If you have a tub, buy a caddy (like this one from Whiskey Boat Goods). With some quality bubble bath in tow, this will take your cozy vibe to the next level. 

Tip: Plants in the bathroom can be tricky. You'll need to find something that thrives in low-no light. Golden Pothos is my plant of choice but certain ivy, wax plants (pictured), and air plants are additional options!

Make sure everything has a place. Guess bathrooms are usually significantly smaller than your master bath that you are used to. With that being said, consider bins, containers, and cabinets/shelving to store all back-stock/extras/etc.