Get Your Home Ready for Holiday Guests

Posted by Elizabeth Kennedy on 20th Nov 2019

Get Your Home Ready for Holiday Guests

The holidays can be a stressful time, especially if you’re planning on hosting guests. Want to be the host(ess) with the most(est)? We’re here with some simple recommendations to make your guests’ stay great and keep your stress levels low.

We consider ourselves the experts on outfitting beds, so we have a few recommendations for products that will look nice, clean easy, and protect your mattress and pillows. Our recommendations are easy care, feature high-tech antimicrobial fabrics, and are comfy to boot!

Using a mattress topper will not only extend the life of your mattress, but also prevent potential spills or stains from becoming a permanent part of your mattress. The Intelli-Pedic™ One Mattress Pad is part of DOWNLITE’s exclusive Intelli-Pedic™ line, fusing high quality materials with science-backed design to give you the best bedding products possible. This mattress pad will not only protect your mattress, but also gets bonus points for being comfy and plush! Plus, the One features our exclusive ClimaSmart™ fabric – a breathable cotton with advanced temperature regulating, moisture wicking, and anti-microbial technology added to provide your guests with the most comfortable night’s rest. 

Our recommendation for keeping cozy also comes from our Intelli-Pedic™ line. The Intelli-Pedic™ ComfortOne™ Comforter is perfect for picky sleepers, boasting advanced temperature regulation and a unique patent-pending construction to deliver targeted comfort and durability. Our ClimaSmart XP™ fiberfill in this comforter combines the best of temperature & humidity control with the best in support to keep you right in your comfort zone. If your guests are feeling warm after all of the Thanksgiving turkey, they’ll be cozy taking a nap under this temperature-regulating comforter. Bonus for you, the ComfortOne™ comforter is hypo-allergenic and easy care. After your guests leave, it’ll be easy for you to launder this comforter - no trips to the cleaners necessary!

Pillows can be the most challenging piece of bedding to buy - everyone has different needs, preferences, and sleeping styles! For a guest bedroom, we recommend another item in our Intelli-Pedic™ line - the Intelli-Pedic™ FlexSupport™ 3-in-1 Pillow. Just like the name implies, this pillow is super customizable! Our unique 3-in-1 design allows your guests to customize their sleep experience – an inner pillow and an outer pillow can be used independently or together. The inner pillow features our Adaptiv™ gel-like fiber fill. Designed to move with you throughout the night, yet provide optimal support, this fiberfill can be molded to however your guests sleep. The outer pillow features our advanced ClimaSmart XP™ fiberfill - just like our Intelli-Pedic™ ComfortOne™ Comforter. This fill combines the best of temperature & humidity control with the best in support to keep your guest right in their comfort zone. As with the other products in the Intelli-Pedic™ line, this pillow is also easy care and features our ClimaSmart™ fabric. 

To extend hospitality to the bathroom, set up a basket that includes toiletries and items commonly forgotten. For the shower, you can include a small body wash, shampoo, and conditioner. At the sink, you can include cotton balls, makeup remover, cotton swabs, mouth wash, toothbrushes and toothpaste. Feel free to add your own flair to create a personalized touch.

Put out the good towels for your guests to make them feel welcomed and add a nice touch to your bathroom decor. You can even place a bouquet of flowers in the bathroom for your guests to enjoy. Adding in scented candles or essential oil diffusers can create a calming and fresh atmosphere. 

Before your guests arrive, ensure that you have the essentials covered! Make sure that your bathroom has enough space for guests to store their toiletries and a space for them to discard dirty towels. Make sure that you have a restroom trash can and that it is empty and ready for your guests. The more preparation you put in prior to their arrival, the smoothly their visit will inevitably be!

Maybe you’re feeling ambitious and want to have some light hors d’oeuvres ready when your guests arrive. This recipe for Spinach Artichoke Zucchini Bites from Delish is ready in 30 minutes and can satiate your guests prior to dinner. If you want to go even simpler, make a charcuterie plate! All you need is three cured meat varietals (we like prosciutto, pepperoni, and salami) and three cheese varietals (we recommend brie, gruyere, and aged parmesan). Add in dried fruits, nuts, small pickles, and preserves for an extra flair. You’ll be sure to impress your guests.

Make these recommendations your own to create a warm and welcoming guest experience while keeping your stress levels stable. If you’re interested in additional options for outfitting your guest rooms this holiday season, feel free to contact our guest services team and we will be happy to assist you!