For many of us, holiday celebrations include an overnight guest or two. Whether your guest accommodation is a sofa or a dedicated room, you can make it welcoming and comfortable with minimal effort. And the best part is, when the guests leave, these new additions are yours to enjoy.
A beautiful throw is a cozy, thoughtful guest-room addition, whether your visitor is curling up for a movie or turning in for the night. Go glam with faux fur from Restoration Hardware (pictured, $99 and up), or wrap up bohemian-style with Anthropologie's hand-felted lhasa throws ($128).
Home fragrances can erase harsh cooking smells and provide an aromatic retreat. Two of our favorites are Nest's luxury mini votive gift set from Pirch ($40), and Life of Riley's signature scent of frankincense, myrrh, Indonesian teak and spice. Gild the lily with interesting matches you've collected on your travels.
For the guest who's not quite ready to face a crowd first thing in the morning, consider an in-room coffee bar with a mug or two, cream, sugar, and spoons. Nespresso's sleek designs ($99 and up, online or at its NorthPark Center location) and flavorful pods are definitely a motivation in the morning.
Add some organic beauty with small arrangements in attractive containers. The Balance four-piece vase set by Design Within Reach ($169), caught our eye for its attractiveness with or without stems — but the extra trouble is worth it!