I LOVE having a guest room! Our fourth official guests have just taken off this morning. Relatives came up for the weekend to visit with Eric’s grandmother and stayed with us for a couple of nights. We have a cozy room that is set off to the side of our house that makes a perfect little get-a-way room. This room is also one of the best decorated of the whole house.
A Few Friends Think I’m Crazy!
In this guest room are bookcases, dark decorative curtains and a large print of the Eiffel Tower (I call it the Paris Room) and also a much nicer bed spread and pillows than our own. My friends think it is crazy that I would want to have the guests have nicer linens than our own.
Reasons of Defense
- The most logical reason is that we have dogs. While they don’t sleep with us, they will come up sometimes in the morning and curl up for a little while. I don’t want their nails ruining intricate designs or dog fur all over a pretty bed spread.
- All my life, until now anyways, I have lived in an apartment. So if there were ever guests they were on the couch/air mattress out in the open. Or I would have to give up my bed and sleep out on the couch. I love having people come visit but I didn’t enjoy feeling so overcrowded.
- When we bought the house I honestly believe that it is a huge blessing from God. We prayed that it would be a home filled with love and peace. A safe haven to have people come and stay for a little while. Where missionaries, friends and family can come and rest.
With that desire of having that safe haven, a tucked away little room why not pamper the people that we care about? We were blessed with this house, it is nice being able to be a blessing to others and allow them to take a load off and relax in their own little pampered suite! So some people may still give me a bad time, but whenever we have guests I am giddy with excitement knowing that we finally have space to share with others!
Do you have a favorite room of your house? What do you think of having a permanent guest room set up?