Ensure Your Guest Room is Ready with These Essential Items

Nothing says prepared like a cashmere throw

Updated 01/08/18
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When creating your wedding registry or shopping for your new home, you typically focus on the rooms you spend the most time in, like your bedroom and kitchen. But what about your guest bedroom?

An extra space for visiting family and friends, it’s more than just another room you need to furnish. You should have fun with it, have it reflect the rest of your home, and make its cozy and comfy as possible.

From bedding to decor, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite items to ensure your guest-room is always ready.

Courtesy of Brooklinen

Buying bedding in a bundle is not only convenient, but cost effective too. Thanks to this bundle by Brooklinen, you’ll receive a Core Sheet Set, duvet cover, and two extra pillowcases, all in a smooth and silky 480 thread count. Available in solids, stripes, dots and more, the set has 14 options to select from, along with the size, for a perfect fit and match.

Courtesy of Black Label

A sore neck and bad night’s sleep can make anyone cranky. Keep your guests happy and comfortable by ensuring you have quality pillows for them to rest their heads on. The Company Store’s Black LabelTM PrimaLoft Pillows are made with a down alternative so they’re allergy friendly, are anti-microbial, and come in different options for different types of sleepers for a truly custom sleep.

Courtesy of West Elm

An aesthetically pleasing basket is a great essential to add to any guest room. You can store throws in it, guests can place accent pillows in there while using the bed, or you can even fill it with magazines, lotions, or anything else a guest might appreciate. This Large Curved Basket from West Elm comes in either in a dark black wash or natural to match any color scheme, and even has handles to make it portable.

Courtesy of Puredown

A quality, all season duvet will keep everyone warm in the winter and comfortably cool in the summer while enjoying their sacred slumber. Since duvet inserts are versatile and can be put in any cover, this lightweight insert made with goose down can be kept on your guest bed all year round, while the fill stays evenly distributed thanks to its baffle box design, and the 600-fill power ensures sweet dreams for all.

Courtesy of Parachute

As cozy as it is luxurious, this Cashmere throw from Parachute is super soft, has a beautiful eyelash fringe along the edges, and its neutral color goes with any color scheme. Perfect for any time of year, you can lay it over an armchair or at the foot of the bed for your guests to stay warm and comfy while in your home.

Courtesy of Lime & Leaf

Pretty and practical ceramic touches can make your guest room efficient and beautiful. This seaside inspired small dish is molded from an actual sea biscuit, and is the perfect size for your guests to store their jewelry on the nightstand while heading off to sleep. With neutral colors complimented by an 18k yellow gold hand painted trip, these trinket dishes are the perfect little addition.

Venus ET Fleur ($39 to $399+)

Courtesy of Venus ET Fleur

Nothing makes someone feel more welcome than fresh flowers. But buying and arranging flowers can get expensive, especially with a short shelf life. Enter, Venus ET Fleur. These Eternity roses can last one year (yes, 365 days) without watering or any maintenance making them a perfect item to keep in your guestroom. Available in your choice of colors from vibrant red to neutral cream and more, they’re a unique, luxurious item that you just might want to grab for your own room, too.

Courtesy of Pottery Barn

When using someone’s bathroom, there’s always that awkward moment of, “Which towel do I use?” Avoid that by having quality towels clean, folded, and ready for use. We love Barn’s Grand Embroidered Bath Towels, made of pure organic cotton and with a 700-gram weight. Complete with a classic striped embroidered design, they come in eight colors, for a perfect match to your bathroom décor.

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