How do you put together your house for in a single day company? My mother lately got here to remain, and, since she’d been via some ups and downs (all good now!), we needed to make her go to really feel additional particular. In fact, we made a snug mattress with Brooklinen (the bedding we’ve liked and used for nearly a decade), and we did three different issues…
1) First, we made the mattress as inviting and splendid as we might, like we do with all of the beds in our dwelling. We love Brooklinen’s cool, crisp cotton sheets and buttery cotton sateen sheets, however for my mother, we went with ethereal washed linen, which feels breathable and excellent on heat summer season nights. Individuals fear that some linen bedding might be scratchy, however each piece in Brooklinen’s linen assortment seems like a beloved previous sweatshirt. Additionally, how soothing are the stripes? And we make certain to have sufficient squishy pillows.
2) To make my mother smile, we arrange a “happy-to-have-you” bedside desk with flowers, magazines, a carafe of water, and a scented candle. (This one smells like a cabin within the woods.) We additionally put out her favourite snack, so she might have one thing to munch on whereas studying in mattress or (extra possible) taking part in Wordle on her cellphone.
3) For in a single day company, we additionally depart two necessities on the mattress: a cellphone charger and contemporary, plush towels. Brooklinen’s towels are fluffy however extremely absorbent, which is an excellent (and hard-to-find) mixture. I by no means had sturdy opinions about towels till I attempted these, and now I’m a devotee.
4) Lastly, for folks we’re particularly near, the boys have a internet hosting trick up their sleeves: they disguise a notice beneath the pillow for the particular person to seek out after they’re going to sleep. My mother was so cute and teary when she found it. (It jogs my memory of my twenty fifth celebration, when a buddy slipped a birthday card beneath my pillow — such a delight to discover a notice if you’re climbing into mattress!)
Bonus for all readers: Brooklinen is kicking off their large summer season sale on bedding, bathtub loungewear and decor. Get 15% off your order, site-wide, no code required. See every thing right here — together with delicate, easy sheets in 15 colours and the comfiest pillow I’ve ever slept on (good for facet sleepers!).
How do you create a snug area for company, or yourselves? Please share under!
(Pictures by Christine Han and styling by Oliver Cano for Cup of Jo. This publish is sponsored by Brooklinen, a model who we’ve used and liked for years. Thanks for supporting the manufacturers that assist Cup of Jo.)