5 Tips to Make Your Guest Bathroom Inviting for Friends & Family

You may welcome guests into your home several times each year. When the holidays arrive or when the summer vacation season brings visitors to your door, you may want to make sure you have all of the comforts and amenities that your loved ones and friends will need to enjoy their time in your home. Along with providing them with comfortable linens for their beds and good food to eat, you can also make their stay more pleasurable by keeping a few necessities and comforts in your guest bathroom. As you decorate and prepare your guest bathroom for your visitors, you may create an inviting home by including these amenities in this room of your house.

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Lighting Fixtures

When your guests walk into the bathroom first thing in the morning, they may not want to be blinded by harsh overhead lights. You can create a more inviting guest bathroom by installing softer lighting fixtures, such as recessed lighting in the ceiling or even torch lamps that are placed strategically in this room of the house. This softer light will make your guest bathroom appear to be more welcoming and inviting.

Warm Flooring

Like bright lights, cold flooring can be a harsh wake up first thing in the morning. When you want to spare your guests the cold shock of stepping onto cold tile or linoleum, you can lay down warm wall to wall carpeting or even area rugs that help your guests stay cozy while getting cleaned up in the guest bathroom.

Appealing Decorations

Even if you have modern and convenient fixtures in your guest bathroom, you may still lack the inviting allure that your guests may prefer for your guest bathroom. Along with installing flooring, lighting, and other necessities, you can spruce up this room of the house by including appealing d├ęcor like framed prints on the wall, silk flowers in vases placed on the countertops, or pretty curtains hung up on the windows.

Plenty of Towels

As obvious as this tip may seem to you, you should still make it a point to have plenty of clean towels on hand for your guest to use in this bathroom. Keeping a supply of clean towels hung up on the towel racks and folded in the linen closet can help your guests feel comfortable about getting cleaned up, taking a shower, washing their face, or otherwise making themselves at home while they visit you.

Stock Up on Personal Hygiene Items

As with the towels in this room, you also can keep your guest bathroom comfortable and inviting for your guests by having plenty of personal hygiene items on hand. Your guests should have access to shampoo, soap, toilet paper, and other personal hygiene items so that they can feel clean and comfortable while they are visiting your home.

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Five Inspiring Photos to Break You Out of Your Design Rut

So many of us get stuck in ruts. Life ruts, relationship ruts, career ruts, but most importantly (clearly), design ruts. You see the same interiors over and over, or get used to using a ladder for just one reason, or seeing a kitchen that is all too typical. Sometimes, all it takes is a visual “punch” to bring you back to life and get your creative juices flowing again. Even if these photos don’t represent ideas you’d incorporate into your own kitchen or bathroom, they’re bound to shake up your day a little, and spring you on your way towards a freer, less inhibited aesthetic.

Ladder with pots and pans hanging on it in the kitchen

Ladders are for climbing and reaching high places…right? This ultra simple metal ladder doubles as a pan holder. Simply buy some S-shaped hooks and you’ll have an instant storage unit. What a beautiful, rustic way to display your cast iron pots and pans.

Ladder in a bathroom using closet for storage

All too often we see shoes and accessories stored together with clothing. In this bathroom, storage space that would normally be reserved for toiletries, extra linens, and cleaning products make way for accessories. Simply unhinge cabinet doors and cover with a coat of glossy white paint for a clean, boutique feel.

Nautical themed kitchen inside of an Airstream trailer

This is an Airstream trailer. How freaking awesome, right? The “kitchen” is tiny – it actually consists of one burner, a convection microwave, and a teeny-tiny sink. But, it’s brought to life with it’s all white look, and pop of contrast in the graphic wallpaper. Also, if you’ve got a tiny space, a theme might be handy. This Airstream is nautical themed, so furnishing it in accordance, down to the porthole window, makes a small space light, airy, and fun.

Bathroom with multiple round mirrors hanging

Can’t find the perfect mirror for your vanity? We love that this modern, minimalist vanity was paired with simple mirrors of various sizes, arranged haphazardly but still stylishly on the wall. You can also achieve a similar look by pairing mirrors with different frames, some modern, some more ornate. Think a gallery photo wall, but with mirrors instead. The key is to not look too done!

Bathroom with chalkboard paint, pastel rug, and paintings hanging

Lastly, there are so many elements in this bathroom that I wouldn’t normally think of putting in a bathroom, but somehow it works. First, the rug. A little random, but you have to admit that it’s so much chicer than those terry bath mats that come in pastel colors. Also, the black chalkboard paint. It’s sometimes too much to paint an entire bathroom black, so you’ll notice 90% of the walls are covered with hanging photos, prints, and paintings. They predominantly have white backgrounds, which makes for a lovely contrast, and echoes the white toilet and sink.

Did these photos “disrupt” your design aesthetic and get you out of that rut? Share your most inspirational ideas below.

(Photos via Design Sponge, Design Sponge, Apartment Therapy)

This post entitled Five Inspiring Photos to Break You Out of Your Design Rut is a post from the Kitchen Cabinet Kings Blog. Kitchen Cabinet Kings is one of the largest distributors of kitchen and bathroom cabinets on the internet.