Impress your house guests with Midwestern hospitality

Can you believe that Christmas is less than two weeks away? Hosting the holiday is a great way to reconnect with family and friends, as well as show off your new home decor. If you'll be opening up your Milwaukee home to out-of-town guests, charm them with Midwestern hospitality.

"When it comes down to it, hospitality is one of those intangibles that make the difference between a house and a home," professional interior designer Jessica McClendon, writes on  "And while I love great design for itself, it's nurturing those intangibles that makes me love my work."

Take a look at some of McClendon's top hosting tips:

  • Added amenities: McClendon believes that it is the little things that separate a good host from a great one. She recommends stocking your bathroom with plenty of guest towels, lotions and individual soaps. Also be sure that your bathroom and guest room provide plenty of privacy with custom window blinds
  • Beverages: After a long drive or flight, your house guests will likely be thirsty. Some individuals feel uncomfortable asking for food or drink in other people's homes. Be sure to have beverages on hand and even think about adding a bar-cart to your room. Essentially, a bar-cart is a more vintage and elegant take on today's mini-fridge.
  • Plenty of seating: If your out-of-town guests have had a hectic commute, they probably just want to sit down and relax. Be sure that your living room boasts plenty of comfortable seating. Also, add throw-blankets to your couch in case your guests get chilly.

Stop into our Milwaukee showroom if you need help selecting the custom window fashions for your holiday parties!