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Hosting guests in your home is always a great experience, but setting up a guest room may have you feeling stressed if you're not fully prepared. That's why we've compiled this list of must-have guest room furniture items so you can host guests with a moment's notice and leave a lasting impression.


1. A Comfortable Bed

A comfortable place to sleep makes all the difference in the world. Don't just lay an air mattress on the floor. Give your guests fresh pillows, fresh sheets, an extra blanket, and some extra pillows if they prefer so they can feel like they're sleeping on a cloud. They'll especially appreciate this gesture if they are there to vacation and tour around and can rely on getting a good night's sleep in their wonderful guest room. If there are more than just a couple of people staying at your house (and if there is enough space) a sofa bed can also make for a great guest bed and also save space throughout the day as it can be folded back up and tucked away, or be used as a little seating area.


Decor-rest 2TH sofa bed


2. A Bedside Table

Nothing is worse than not having a nearby surface to place things we carry in our pockets, like our wallets, phones, watches, keys, etc. If you like having a nightstand next to your bed, chances are your guests will too. Adding a bedside lamp is also a nice touch to provide them with extra lighting, especially if they like to curl up with their good book before going to sleep. Plus, nightstands and table lamps aren't very expensive so you don't have to worry about spending a fortune just to go the extra mile.


Extra tip: Want to make your guests feel even more special? Put some fresh flowers on their nightstand or have some plants hanging around the guest room!


Durham Furniture 157 Bedroom


3. A Dresser

Even if your guests are just staying for a few days, living out of a suitcase isn't fun. At least give them the option of putting their belongings in a dresser or armoire with plenty of drawers and storage space. Their empty luggage can be placed in a closet or even a luggage rack. Luggage racks can be very compact for easy storage when not in use, and again, you don't have to spend a fortune on them.


Durham Furniture 157 Dresser


4. A Fresh Set of Towels

When your guests arrive, have a fresh set of towels (for their bodies and their face) waiting for them on the bed. Most often than not, they'll want to hop in the shower to feel clean and refreshed after travelling to their destination. Add extra hooks in your bathroom so they have a place to hang their towel and a laundry hamper in a convenient place for their dirty clothes or towels.


5. A Full-Length Mirror

Don't forget to add a full mirror in your guest room so your visitors can check out their outfits before heading out on the town! Just like you like to have one in your own bedroom to help you get ready, so will they. It will also help your visitors feel more confident heading out, especially since they're likely not used to the area and want to look and feel their best.



Create The Perfect Guest Bedroom

Having a visitor stay in your guest room should be a nice experience, not a stressful one. The perfect solution? Compiling a list of essential furniture and thoughtful touches and preparing the guest space as though it were your own bedroom so your guest feels as comfortable as possible and enjoy their time with you.


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