Think of a guest suite like any other room: a place to add pieces that are both practical and pretty. A decorative lamp adds horizontal scale to the nightstand and a bit of color, as well as provides plenty of light for bookworm guests.
Tip: A bedside table with shelves will keep magazines handy for guests.
The sight of a bright bouquet makes any guest feel truly welcome. Fill a mint julep cup with a colorful arrangement of handpicked flowers (or opt for faux ones).
Tip: Consider gifting the posies and julep cup to them before they head home.
Take an inventory of all the things you love in your bedroom, and add them to a guest space. They’ll love thumbing through a stack of art books before bed, and they’ll appreciate a bedside table topped with a crystal decanter filled with cold water.
Tip: A bedside tray is a great spot for guests to place their earrings or watch before turning in.
Different guests have different temperature preferences; a cashmere throw will not just ward off a chill on an unexpected cold night, but it will also add a luxurious texture to the space.
Tip: Arrange extra pillows on the bed for guests who enjoy a cushy headrest.
Along with plenty of towels, hang a few guest robes on the back of a door or in the closet. It’s a spa-worthy touch that they’ll appreciate. Guests will be able to relax and join you for a cup of coffee without having to get fully dressed for the day.
Tip: Lay a few pairs of slippers underneath the robe to complete the ensemble.