If you are lucky enough to have your mother, mother in law, grandmother or aunt coming in to stay with you for the Mother’s Day weekend, you surely have been preparing for some time now. Choosing the perfect gift, planning the meals and getting the house in top shape have probably been taking up much of your free time. Before you pronounce yourself “done” and put away your checklist, consider decorating your guest room in a special way for the upcoming holiday. Here are some easy and inexpensive suggestions on how you can spruce up your guest room for Mother’s Day.
Childhood Photographs. Mothers never get tired of looking at pictures of their children and grandchildren. Retrieving some special photographs of mother and child or your children when they were younger and placing them in strategic places in your guest room will surely please your Mother’s Day guest. Be sure to make copies of the photos so that Mom can take her favorites home with her after the weekend. If you have the extra time, use a little bit of creativity and some supplies from the craft or dollar store and make a collage in a multi picture collage frame or on a piece of sturdy poster board. With the use of simple scrap booking materials or appropriate pictures and quotes printed from Internet sites, you can make a truly spectacular decor item that your Mother’s Day guest will treasure for years to come.
Fresh Flowers. A simple bouquet of fresh flowers from your local florist or grocery store will brighten up your guest bedroom and help to create a soothing and lovely environment for your Mother’s Day weekend guest. Place the bouquet where your guest will see it upon her entering the bedroom for the first time. It will surely help to set the tone for the weekend.
Balloons. A few festive mylar balloons that say “World’s Greatest Mom” or “#1 Mom” will give your guest room a really fun and festive flair. Tie one to each bedpost or end table so that your Mother’s Day guest will get a real lift whenever she enters the bedroom during her stay.
Scented Candles Or Potpourri. Is your Mother’s Day guest crazy about the scent of Gardenia? Has she mentioned that Vanilla helps her to relax or that it evokes memories from her childhood. A few candles or a dish of potpourri in her favorite scent scattered around the guest bedroom will help to ensure her comfort during the course of the weekend and make her feel right at home.
A Welcome Gift Basket. Fill a decorative wicker basket with a few bars of scented soap, a pretty hand towel, a few bottles of water and some hard candies or favorite snacks. Place the basket on the bed in the guest bedroom so that your guest sees it as soon as it arrives. A sweet note tucked inside the basket welcoming her and wishing her a wonderful Mother’s Day will not only dress up the room, it will make her feel very loved and appreciated.
Decorative Wood Signs. Shops and On line stores that specialize in country themed home decor offer a wide variety of wooden signs that express meaningful and inspiring sentiments. Adding a few wooden signs that say “Love Gathers Here” “A Mother’s Love Knows No Limits” or “Family” will add a special touch to the guest room and remind your guest how very much her visit means to you and your family.
A Cozy Reading Area. Does your Mother’s Day guest love to relax with a good book or magazine? Use an empty corner of your guest bedroom to create a cozy little nook for your guest to curl up in after the Mother’s Day activities. A comfortable chair with an afghan, a reading light and a bestseller or a few current magazines will invite her to put her feet up and spend some relaxing during her visit. You don’t need to rush out to the furniture store, look around your home for a piece of furniture that could be moved for the weekend or look in Thrift stores or Consignment shops for a cozy chair or small love seat that could use a new home. After setting it up for Mother’s Day, you can leave it in place and enjoy it yourself for a few minutes of quiet time when the need arises.
A few decorative touches to your guest room for Mother’s Day will truly make the weekend an extra special and memorable visit for your loved one.