Want to turn that spare bedroom into a cozy haven? Here's how to make a guest room inviting.
Writer: Bradley Nesbitt
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5 Ideas to Pamper Your Guests
You want your houseguests to feel right at home. It's easy to turn your spare bedroom into a true haven for visitors and make their stay sublime. Click next for some simple ways to help friends and family relax while away.
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1. Extend a warm welcome with a bedside tray
It's the thought that counts—show your guests you have them top of mind by filling a tray with some bedside indulgences. A blown-glass carafe, gourmet chocolates, and a loose arrangement of fresh flowers will make them feel extra special.
Layer beds with light blankets and plush duvets so guests can control their sleeping temperature without adjusting the thermostat. Bedding sets are ideal for guest rooms, because pieces can be thrown in the wash all at once.
Madeline Stripe Blue Duvet Cover, $238 (twin), and Unquilted Sham, $55 (standard); pineconehill.com Hutton Throw, $240, Sferra; horchow.com
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3. Make it personal with design touches
Put your own stamp on the bed's style with embellished throw pillows that express your taste and add texture.