If you want to make guests feel truly at home, start with the bathroom. The bathroom is an intimate space where just the right welcoming touches can make a huge difference in their stay. This counts for the guest bath in your home, as well as guest bathrooms in luxury bed and breakfasts and Airbnb vacation rentals.

Must-Have Basics

Start with the must-have basics that no bathroom can do without.

  • Extra toilet paper, which you can consider storing in a decorative holder.
  • Clean, empty garbage can, as nothing is worse for a guest than having to tromp around looking for a trash can.
  • Bath towels, hand towels, with enough to take them through their stay.
  • Bath mat
  • Blow dryer, which can be tucked away but available to them if they want it.
  • Toothpaste, toothbrush. Purchasing a new toothbrush for your guest is a sweet gesture, even if they end up bringing their own.

Non-Basic Basics

Trade the generic travel-sized toiletries in favor of sumptuous, travel-sized toiletries. Not only does this give your guest a pampering experience while they're visiting, but it gives something to take with them when they leave.

  • Body wash, scrub and/or luxury soap for their hands and the shower
  • Body lotion, with delicious options that include Patchouli Lavender Vanilla
  • Hand cream and/or foot cream, to keep their hands and feet sweet
  • Shampoo and conditioner

Homey, Welcoming Touches

  • A welcome sign with your guest's name on it. Hand-paint a sign or use a small, decorative chalkboard to display a happy message and their name.
  • A small vase or pot bursting with fresh-cut flowers, which you can place on the windowsill or bathroom counter.
  • Relaxing aroma, with a scented candle, reed diffusers or wax warmer that provides a soothing scent the moment they walk in.

With these luxury products and extra-special touches, your guests are sure to feel welcome and even adored throughout their entire stay. Browse more guest bath ideas at Sabon NYC now.