Welcome to my pop-up guest room! You’ve seen retail pop-up shops – right?
My sister, Elodie, is here for two weeks from France with her friend Gabi from Mexico. We needed to carve out a spot for them. And we wanted them to feel welcome and special. I started thinking about the idea of a pop-up guest space. But where would it go?
I love hosting people in our Home. You’ve seen my DC Visitor’s Guide and my adventures in hosting large groups. I’m one of those rare types who loves the preparations – from dinner parties to Bunco night to overnight guests. I was eager for another opportunity to be creative with my space.
Choose a space…
And pop-up a Guest Room…
Here is my tried-and-true game plan for hosting overnight guests:
Step 1 – Set up the bed
Step 2 – Stock the refrigerator with food
Step 3 – Stock the bathroom with toiletries and towels
Step 4 – Create privacy and leave thoughtful touches
Step 5 – Create a hospitality spreadsheet with scheduled activities
Step 6 – Have FUN!
I’m still surprised that we are able to host friends and family in our 1,200 sq. ft. apartment. Hosting overnight guests doesn’t require a designated guest room. It requires a little preparation and flexibility. Try a pop-up guest room – you’ll be glad you did. Memories are made when you open up your Home. Happy Hosting!