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A Welcoming Touch: Lovely Linens And Amenities For A Guest Bathroom

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When you host an overnight guest, or one who stays longer, you want their stay to be pleasant and uncomplicated. It's tempting to focus your energy on making perfect meals, providing entertainment, and showing them a good time. But don't forget that part of their enjoyment is simply being able to relax, far away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. One of the nicest things you can do for your guest is provide a comfortable bedroom and bathroom where they can be fully relaxed.

You don't have to provide all the amenities of fancy hotel, but your choice of quality linens and simple, attractive decor ensures their stay in your home is satisfying. Many guests will be reluctant to ask for more than is offered, so make sure you have all the necessities in place before they arrive. Guests also may have qualms about privacy, bathroom comforts, and keeping everything tidy when they're not in their own home. Set their mind at ease with these thoughtful touches.

Bath Towels

Of all the nice things to offer, soft, thick, fluffy bath towels should be at the top of your list. Splurge on the best quality you can find. That means you'll shop for towels made of Egyptian cotton or pima cotton, both of which are highly absorbent and soft to the touch. It's best to provide two towels, not just one. Having a second towel available makes it easy for guests to decide it's OK to wash their hair or take a second shower during the day if that's what makes them comfortable.

Additional Bathroom Linens

Hand towels and washcloths that match the bath towels give even the smallest guest bathroom a sense of luxury. Have at least one towel and washcloth hanging near the sink, and make sure you let your guest know that these items are for use, not just decorative. Also store extra towels and washcloths, on a shelf or cupboard nearby and point them out to your guests so they don't feel obliged to ask if they wish to use fresh linens.

Bath Mat

Complete the spa-like ambiance of the guest bathroom with a beautiful bath mat hanging on the edge of the tub or placed on the floor just outside the shower. Your guest will appreciate the convenience and the luxury of having a soft, secure place to stand for drying off after a bath or shower. The mat may be the same color and design as the bathroom towels, or you may choose a solid color that complements the rest of the room's color scheme. The mat should also have a non-slip backing to keep it securely in place on a smooth bathroom floor surface.


Guest are likely to pack most of the toiletries they expect to use during their stay, but it doesn't hurt to have a basket with small items they can feel free to use. A new toothbrush and small tube of toothpaste, travel-size containers of shampoo and conditioner, and a bar of bath soap can be very welcome when someone discovers they've forgotten to pack their own. Additionally:

  • Instead of fancy, flower-shaped soaps that look too pretty to use, place a decorative liquid soap dispenser by the sink for easy hand-washing access.
  • Set a box of tissues on the counter.
  • Put a fresh liner in the wastebasket before your guest arrives, and place a few extra liners nearby so they can dispose of their own discarded items discreetly.
  • Make sure there are extra rolls of toilet paper in a cupboard or shelf in the guest bathroom.

Together, these considerate touches and little luxuries are a quiet way to let your visitors know how honored you are to have them as your guest. Check out sites like to find quality towels and linens.