With spacious interiors and modern amenities that add extra privacy and convenience to your home, our Tulsa apartments are great for hosting. But if you don’t have a guest room set aside, hosting overnight guests in an apartment can still be challenging. These five tips can help make it easier to give your guest(s) a comfortable place to stay while you maintain your own privacy and peace of mind.
Clear Space For Your Guest’s Stuff
Whether it’s a coat rack by the door, bathroom counter space, or a shelf in the hall closet, make sure your guest has space to put their stuff. This will make your guest feel welcomed and prevent clutter from piling up in your shared living spaces while they’re staying at your place.
We recommend doing this even if it means moving some of your things to a less convenient location while your guest stays with you. It’s more comfortable for you to be slightly inconvenienced in your own apartment than it is for a visitor trying to settle into someone else’s apartment.
Invest in a Pull-Out Couch
A pull-out couch makes hosting overnight guests much more convenient both for you and for your guest(s). This way, you can hang out in your living room during the day but still give your guest a comfy place to sleep at night. Make sure you have spare linens for the pull-out bed too!
Pull-out couches can be expensive, so if you’re looking for a little less financial commitment, an air mattress also works. You might even be able to borrow one from a friend or a neighbor at our luxury apartments in Tulsa.
Take Advantage of Collapsible Furniture
Drop-leaf tables, nesting coffee tables and end tables, folding chairs, and the like help you expand your space to suit more people without adding permanent clutter to your Tulsa apartment. In fact, this tip is useful whether your guests are staying overnight or not; being able to expand the table for a shared dinner, then collapse it to make more room in the living area is a great option to have up your sleeve whenever you want to host friends or family in your apartment.
Get a Folding Screen for Privacy
Especially if your overnight guest is staying in your living room, offering a little extra privacy can make a huge difference to their comfort and yours as you move through each other’s space. A folding screen can be just the thing you need to give your guest a little of their own space within your apartment and still be able to transition easily between guest mode and guest-free mode. You can easily store a folding privacy screen in a closet for the next time you have guests.
Plan To Spend Time Outside of Your Apartment
There’s no need to spend all your time inside your apartment! Plan some excursions to your favorite places in town, or enjoy a COVID-friendly afternoon in a local park. The more time you can spend outside of your apartment, the less frustrating it will be to have limited space to share when you and your guest are both at home.
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