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Be my guest

“People will forget what you said, forget what you did, but people never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou

Hospitality is far from a dying art form. Many of us love opening our homes to entertain our friends and family. We spend considerable amounts of time and money decorating the reception rooms of our homes, buying garden furniture and wowing guests with our culinary creations. And it’s not about showing off – it’s about making our guests feel special.

But what about your overnight guests?

Is your guest bedroom a glorified junk room? Probably the acid test is in the amount of time it would take you to straighten out for someone to actually spend the night in there. If it’s an hour, it probably still qualifies as a guest room, if it’s more than half a day then probably not!

In essence it doesn’t matter because Maya Angelou is right of course: details are forgettable, but feelings aren’t. Your guest bedroom might not be spick and span and equipped with displays of forgettable faux flowers, but if it’s furnished with a quality bed capable of giving them a sumptuously comfortable nights sleep – that’s not something they’ll forget in a hurry.