Prep your Guest Bedroom for Holiday Guests


As a follow up to my Home Tour {which was actually just featured on Style Me Pretty Living!}, I wanted to share a closer look at my guest bedroom. From November through the New Year we have guests staying with us nearly every week, so we wanted to make the space extra special, with a few festive updates to get in the Holiday spirit. Today I wanted to share the updates in detail as well a few other essentials I have found make the room even more guest-friendly. Happy Hosting!

  • Fresh Bedding. Make sure the bedding is cozy, make sure to have enough enough pillows, and make sure to have warm enough blankets, starting with a sheet! I have been a long time lover of the organic bedding brand Boll and Branch, so this winter I added a few of their newest pieces, like their plaid pillow cases. See a break down of the rest of the bedding in my guest room below:
  • Luggage Valet. This is actually a fabulous tip because there is nothing worse, especially for older people, to be bending over for their luggage everyday. We bought ours on Amazon {here} and store it in the guest closet when not in use. If you don’t want todo a valet, a bench at the end of the bed will also do.
  • Seasonal Candles. I always light a candle in my guest room before guests arrive. My all-time favorite candle is the Jo Malone Peony & Pink Blush Suede. Other favorites this time of year include the Williams-Sonoma Winter Forest Candle and NEST Fragrances Birchwood Pine Classic Candle.
  • Festive Decor. Here I took down the middle mirror above the bed and hung a beautiful wreath {from Frontgate}. I also placed a small faux pine tree on the bed. I totally recommend going with faux flowers, mini trees or faux boxwood topiaries over real flowers or you will be changing them constantly!
  • Throw Blankets. I always have a few extra cable knit throws on or around the bed! The ones here are Boll & Branch as well, in the classic style and origami. My kids love to run into our guest room to snuggle with their grandparents or cousins, so throw blankets come in handy when everyone’s snuggled up in bed!

I hope this list helps to make the Holidays a slightly less hectic time. Shop everything in my guest room, even the furniture, at the bottom of this post!


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Photography by Yesi of Simply Lively

Thank you to Boll & Branch for sponsoring this post.