Create a cozy bedroom your guests will want to call home.

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year, which means visiting and being visited by the friends and family you love most.

And since the holidays are synonymous with holiday music played on a perma-loop and hosting overnight guests from afar, creating a comfy cozy retreat where they can relax, unwind and feel at home is kind of what the spirit of the season is all about.

Better yet, the perks of having extra people in the house – more laughs, more holiday movie marathons, more late-night conversations, more runs down the sledding hill, more hugs – are worth the extra effort it takes to prepare for their stay.

Create a cozy bedroom your guests will want to call home. | Dearest Geeks of Earth

We don’t have the chance to host very often since most of our family is dotted across most of South America and Europe, but I like the idea of creating and maintaining a simple space that’s reflective of our eclectic tastes.

Wayfair is my ultimate home goods enabler. They have eleventy mabillion finds to suit every style and budget, which means you don’t have to spend a lot to get a lot for your guest room.

A beautiful luggage rack keeps travel-worn suitcases off the floor – and off your clean duvet.

An array of blankets like a colorful lightweight throw and mid-to-heavyweight faux fur version are always good to have on hand, as is fan for those who prefer their room warmer or cooler at night.

A nightstand stocked with the basics – an alarm clock with illuminated hands, an easy-to-operate sound machine and reading lamp – is always welcome, as are thoughtful touches like a drinking glass, carafe filled with fresh water and whimsical paper straws.

A set of small bowls offers guests an attractive spot for their jewelry and other valuables, while cheery faux florals – single blooms or a small group of blooms from the same genus are my fave – bring a little of the outdoors in without the allergens that come with their fresh counterparts.

A pretty serving tray does double duty as a charging station (add a small hand-written card with your WiFi password), and a cozy accent chair or stack of floor cushions invites guests to unwind somewhere other than the bed.

Go the extra mile by arranging all those schmance hotel soaps and lotions you bring home from every trip but have no idea what to do with in a small spa basket atop a stack of fresh guests-only towels, and set up a slim, full-length mirror that allows your visitors to perfect their look in the privacy.

We’re way pleased to partner with Wayfair to give away a $500 gift card to one lucky winner. Your guest room (or any other room in the house) will fling glitter with the happy. So hurry and up and enter, because it only runs through December 17.

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  21 comments for “Create a cozy bedroom your guests will want to call home.

  1. Tamara @ We3Travel
    12/15/2014 at 9:37 AM

    I’m ready to come visit! I also love having a journal to serve as a guest book in our guest room to encourage guests to leave a note.

    • Dearest Geeks of Earth
      12/17/2014 at 12:11 PM

      LOVE the idea of including a journal in the guest room, Tamara!

  2. Leah Klein
    12/15/2014 at 10:03 AM

    I want to be your guest! I love these. I appreciate a good luggage stand and retro fan too!

    • Dearest Geeks of Earth
      12/17/2014 at 12:12 PM

      LOL… we kind of want to be our own guests too, Leah.

  3. Dee Brun
    12/15/2014 at 12:45 PM

    I LUV Wayfair.. and I am all about guests at Olde bridge Place..Cheers

    • Dearest Geeks of Earth
      12/17/2014 at 12:13 PM

      You have AMAZING taste in decor, Dee. Pretty sure you’re keeping Olde Bridge Place packed!

  4. Beth @ TheAngelForever
    12/15/2014 at 12:52 PM

    Love, love, love the DHI Enzo Sunflower Arm Chair. They would provide additional seating for entertainment

    • Dearest Geeks of Earth
      12/17/2014 at 12:14 PM

      Great pick, Beth! We’re digging that same chair in charcoal.

  5. Kat Stark
    12/15/2014 at 1:28 PM

    I love a cozy guest room! I would add a hardworking chest of drawers, like the Harbour 5 chest –
    for guests to store their clothes, keep valuables high enough away from all the little fingers we have in our house & who come to visit. I would use the extra drawers to store linens and other guest room items as my guest room is multi-purpose!

    • Dearest Geeks of Earth
      12/17/2014 at 12:15 PM

      Agreed, Kat! Plenty of storage is key, and having extra drawers available for the times guests are not around is always a good idea. (Our guest room is multi-purpose too.)

  6. Jessica B
    12/15/2014 at 1:49 PM

    I love the big serving tray!

  7. Jessica B
    12/15/2014 at 1:51 PM

    I love THESE serving trays!

    • Dearest Geeks of Earth
      12/17/2014 at 12:17 PM

      Gorgeous, Jessica! We’re going to have to add that one to our saved faves list.

  8. Jessie J
    12/15/2014 at 5:19 PM

    I want this! Love this list!

    • Dearest Geeks of Earth
      12/17/2014 at 12:17 PM

      Oooh. We want that too, Jessie! Great pick.

  9. Jenn
    12/15/2014 at 7:18 PM

    I drool every single time I look at the Wayfair website! I love how modern their stuff is, but still has a hint of vintage. I want to redecorate my house so badly!

    • Dearest Geeks of Earth
      12/17/2014 at 12:18 PM

      Little by little, Jenn!

  10. Lori Popkewitz Alper
    12/15/2014 at 7:49 PM

    I love these adorable wine glasses!

    • Dearest Geeks of Earth
      12/17/2014 at 12:18 PM

      So festive, Lori! Makes us wish summer was here again already.

  11. Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious?
    12/16/2014 at 6:44 AM

    What a great looking guest room that would make! I’d love to come over and stay in it.

    • Dearest Geeks of Earth
      12/17/2014 at 12:19 PM

      Thanks, Krystyn!

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