Before opening your home for guests, it may be best to spend a night in the guest room you are offering them. Is the bed too hard or soft? Is the temperature comfortable? What about the layout?
These questions should all be answered before your guests arrive in order for them to feel at home. Many people purchase inexpensive mattresses for a room that often remains unused. But doing so may be the main reason guests choose a hotel over your house next time. The bed needs to be as comfortable as possible and there needs to be a general feel of coziness in the room. A nightstand is important, and making the room as personable as possible is another way to make your guests feel at home.