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The holiday season is the perfect time to give that extra bedroom the TLC it's been needing. Whether you have an old bed in there that you've been loyally toting with you since college or a bed so covered with books and junk it's not even visible, guest rooms are the oft-unloved rooms in most homes, and with the impending arrival of family guests, it's high time they get the attention they deserve.  Here are a few ideas from our homes to yours for improving your guest's stay for the season, ranging from easy and inexpensive to a full bedroom re-do.   


Making them at home:

One of the easiest things you can do to improve your guests' experience staying in your room is just rolling out the red carpet a bit more than usual.  A basket of travel-sized toiletries (extra easy if you hoard free, sample-sized products from beauty stores, or hotels you've visited), neatly rolled hand towels and face cloths, a water carafe and a comfy robe and/or slippers make a huge difference in giving the feeling of a luxury hotel to your visitors.  


Decorating your house for the holidays?  Don't forget the guest room!  Add a vase filled with fragrant, freshly cut greens  and a holiday picture of your family to give the room a little extra personality and festivity.  

Taking it up a notch:

Try updating your linens with something nicer.  Stick with neutral colors in all your bedrooms to keep your options open when it comes to matching clean linens with beds. You don't have to spend a lot to get really good quality, high thread count sheets.  For the best feel, try organic brushed cotton sheets.  Don't forget throw rugs to shield cozy toes from the cold floor when your guests wake up!  

Go big or... :

Guest BedsOur best and biggest idea?  Replacing that old mismatched furniture, of course!  Even adding a simple headboard or a pair of bedside tables can have huge impact in making a guest room look put together.  Browse all of our welcoming, handcrafted bedroom furniture for lots of fresh ideas!


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