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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.
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 Wayfair.com 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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