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How To Be A Perfect Host For Overnight Guests


One of the perks of living in Hawaii (or drawbacks depending on how you look at it) is that everyone wants to visit you. Whether it’s just for the night or a longer visit, here are a few tips on how to be a perfect host for your guests to make them feel welcomed in your home.

Have great sleeping accommodations.

Even if it’s just one night, having a good night’s sleep is essential to having a great day. If you don’t have a spare bedroom, a good, comfortable sofabed can be added to the living room or office.


Azzura Leather Sofa Sleeper by Natuzzi Editions.

Sofabeds come in different sizes from twin to queen sleepers. Measure your space to see what’s the best fit.


Metro Sectional with Queen Sleeper by Stylus.

Be thoughtful.


Silhouette bedroom by Universal Furniture

Simple things can leave lasting impressions. Add your favorite books along with snacks to your guest room. A little basket in the bathroom filled with guest soaps and clean towels show your thoughtfulness. Add fresh flowers from your garden to the nightstand. Write a letter to your guests and recommend your favorite places to eat, shop, and sightsee.

Think storage.


Foliage Bedroom by Jamieson

Don’t forget your guests will have luggage. Provide extra storage in the closet or dresser for clothing and miscellaneous items.

Night time lighting.

Urban Craftsmen Bedroom by Klaussner

Urban Craftsmen Bedroom by Klaussner

Your guests may not be on the same schedule as you especially with the time difference. Adding a table lamp to the nightstand will give them the option for late night or early morning bedside reading without having to turn on the room lights.

Cellphone courtesy.

Centocinquanta Nightstand by Alf Uno Spa.

Centocinquanta Bedroom by Alf Uno Spa.

Let your guest recharge they cellphones while they sleep. Make sure an outlet is nearby since cellphone cords are usually quite short. Another nice touch is write your wi-fi password on a card for easy internet access.

For added convenience, we have two collections, Cambridge and Walnut Park that have built-in chargers so your guests can plug their devices directly in the nightstands.


Cambridge LIV360 Nightstand by Aspen Home.

You don’t have to spend a lot of money to be a great host. A little attention to detail can go a long way.

Do you have a suggestion? I’d love to hear about what you do to be a great host for your overnight guests.



About Terri Dux

When not watching her favorite TV channel, HGTV, Terri likes crafting, gardening, and thrifting at neighborhood garage sales.

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