guest bathroom ideas

If there is any way to give your guests their own bathroom, do it. No one likes sharing bathrooms with people outside the immediate family.

Either way, make sure the door locks. If it doesn't, add a hook-and-eye closure so that your guest will know that your 3-year-old won't be walking in on her.

That thoughtful little privacy accommodation is one of the best ways to say: "Welcome! I'm glad you're here!"

Best of all, you don't have to spend a fortune to create a beautiful, cozy private retreat. These guest bathroom ideas can help get you started.

Guest Bathroom Ideas for Comfort and Coziness

  • Bath gels, salts, and bubble bath
  • Bath mat
  • Cups (an individual cup for each person or the disposable variety).

  • Disposable razors
  • Hair spray

  • Hand and body lotion

  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Tissues

  • Toilet paper (plenty of it)
  • Toothbrush(es) and toothpaste
  • Towels (two thick, fluffy towels per person)

  • The all-important trash can
  • Wash cloths (one per guest).

Always stash a tub of disposable disinfecting wipes in the bathroom so you can sneak in and clean up when visitors arrive unexpectedly or for a quick touch up during the weekend visit.

Consider these luxuries, too, if you can:

  • Aromatherapy candles
  • Basket or rack of magazines
  • Bath pillow
  • Fresh flowers or houseplants (Nothing says "welcome" quite as elegantly.)
  • Loofahs or sponges
  • Pretty (and unbreakable) tray with trial-size bubbles, lotions, shampoos, and soaps

Guest Bathroom No-Nos

No-nos here include adding anything scented. What smells fresh and clean to you may gag your visitors. And some people are allergic to certain fragrances. (Really.) The best scent is no scent, and that includes air freshener sprays, drawer liners, and candles.

By providing your overnight visitor with everything they may have forgotten at the last minute, you'll help ensure their stay in your home is a comfortable, stress-free one.

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