Easy Ways to Pamper Your Guests

Want to turn that spare bedroom into a cozy haven? Here's how to make a guest room inviting.

Blue and White Coastal Guest Bedroom

Photo: J. Savage Gibson

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.

Sea Grass Bed Tray

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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.

Sea Grass Wood-Rim Tray with Handles, $49; williams-sonoma.com
Syrian Carafe with Glass, $56; shop.canvashomestore.com

Stripe Blue Duvet Cover

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2. Feather your nest

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

Embellished Throw Pillows

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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.

Maya Pillow (left), $130, and Link-Bembroidered Shayna Pillow, $210, Sferra; horchow.com

Padded Hangers

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4. Add hanger appeal

Padded hangers create a sense of luxury and are gentle on clothing.

Pastel Damask Padded Hangers, $10 for four; containerstore.com

Rattan Luggage Rack

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5. Stow away in style

Attractive luggage racks at the foot of the bed keep guests' belongings handy. To free up floor space, stash in a closet when not in use.

Rattan Luggage Rack, $98; gumps.com

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