You know a gracious home when you see one, whether it is in the pages of a home décor magazine, on television or on a home tour – everything is carefully considered and looks simply perfect. Bathroom décor and accessories may not match precisely but everything coordinates perfectly and the end result is warm and welcoming. The hand and bath towels are fluffy and absorbent, the scented soaps release a delightful fragrance and your every need is anticipated.
Kenneth Cole Reaction® Home Frost Hand Towel, Price: $14.99, Target.com
Ideas for inspiration
It does not take a huge budget to create a gracious home; instead it takes some thoughtful consideration about what a guest might need or want. For many folks this comes naturally but if you need some help it’s a good idea to look online for ideas and inspiration. The websites of your favorite bed and bath stores like Bedbathandbeyond.com, Walmart.com, Target.com and others are a good place to begin because you know they will stand behind any merchandise they sell plus you can browse any time of the day or night from the comfort and safety of home. The great thing about shopping online is that it is so easy to see hundreds of options, compare features and benefits and get the best deal, all without getting in the car and spending valuable time and money.
One classic example of a gracious home is monogrammed towels – they are so elegant and make a lasting impression. If you are hosting a party you may wish to pick up some disposable monogrammed paper towels or if you really want to make a statement, consider embroidered towels which can bear either a full monogram or just a single initial.