23 DIYs to Get Your Space Ready for Holiday Guests
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23 DIYs to Get Your Space Ready for Holiday Guests

There is something about a perfectly prepped guest room that screams “mature adult.” Just because you haven’t made your own bed all week doesn’t mean you can’t rock a guest room that will even impress your in-laws. As families and friends start making travel plans for the holidays, keep your stress levels as low as possible by having the spare room ready to host. Whether you have the time to add a new piece of furniture or you just want to put together a few special treats, here are 23 DIYs to spruce up the spare bedroom and make your visitors feel right at home.

1. DIY Midcentury Daybed: If you don’t have the space to put in a full-sized bed, don’t give up on the guest room just yet. Ditch the blow up mattress and DIY this pretty little day bed instead. (via Sugar and Cloth)

2. DIY Bench: Give guests a place to set their luggage with this pretty DIY bench. And once the guests have gone you can totally steal the bench and put it in your entryway. (via Brit + Co)

3. Fresh Flowers: A bright bouquet of flowers sets the tone for a relaxing stay. Take a tip from pro flower arrangers and split up a big store-bought bouquet into several smaller arrangements you can set around the house. (via Brit + Co)

4. Handmade Cinnamon, Orange and Fir Room Spray: Nothing beats walking into a well-scented room to make you feel really at home. Choose your favorite essential oils to create a mini oasis of positively festive vibes. (via Little Green Dot)

5. DIY Luggage Rack: If there isn’t space for a bench, give the room the hotel treatment with a mini luggage rack right at the end of the bed. Or put a tray on it and use it as a collapsible bedside table. (via DIY Show Off)

6. DIY Hanging Hammock Chair: Guest room too tiny for a chair? Totally fine, because this hanging hammock chair is way more fun anyway. You’ll probably want to steal it for your own room. (via Brit + Co)

7. DIY Catch All Jewelry Dish: Make sure your guests go home with all their earrings and jewelry pieces by setting a catch all dish on the night stand or dresser. (via Brit + Co)

8. Nightstand Table Makeover: Too often the guest room gets stuck with furniture that you don’t really love. Instead of having a room full of castaway pieces, revamp a plain night stand with some cool contact paper and a stylish knob or two. (via A Beautiful Mess)

9. Personalized Bookends: A guest room can be a sanctuary when guests need some alone time. Give them something to read and make sure all those books are looking sharp with these color blocked bookends. (via Brit + Co)

10. Mini Marble Hexagon Clock: No one wants to stare at a glowing alarm clock during their vacation, but they also don’t want to be late for brunch. Let them know what time it is in a subtle and stylish way with this DIY clock. (via Sugar and Cloth)

11. DIY Gold Patterned Tray: Set out a tray with a little welcome gift or a plate of fresh-baked goodies to really make a good impression on your house guests. (via Brit + Co)

12. Pom Pom Basket: Fill a big basket with extra blankets, pillows and towels so your guests can really make themselves feel at home without constantly asking where things are. (via Design Improvised)

13. Washi Tape Furniture Revamp: Bring some color and pattern into the room with minimal effort just by adding some washi tape to the drawers. (via Brit + Co)

14. DIY Pom Pom Keychains: If you have guests who are staying a while or who need to come and go a lot, sometimes it’s nice to give them a spare key. Just make sure they can’t lose it with this enormous pom pom keychain. (via A Bubbly Life)

15. DIY Tea Pot: Save your guests a late-night trip to the kitchen with a tray of tea-making supplies right in the guest room. (via Brit + Co)

16. Guest Room Printable: It’s usually only a matter of moments before family and friends will ask you for your wifi password, so save the hassle of spelling it out for them. Print it off and display it somewhere easily accessible. (via Elegance and Enchantment)

17. DIY Lavender Sachets: Traveling means suitcases full of slightly stale-smelling clothes. Leave a tray of these pretty sachets in the dresser so your visitors can freshen up their outfits without hogging the laundry room. (via Brit + Co)

18. Tissue Paper Wall Art: Just because it’s the spare room doesn’t mean the walls should be neglected. This easy DIY wall art is fun to make, and you can use seasonal colors if you want a holiday-themed room. (via Brit + Co)

19. DIY Stone Effect Candles: Light some candles an hour before your guests arrive so the room smells good by the time they start settling in. (via The Lovely Drawer)

20. DIY Leather Pendant Lamp: Keep things cozy by avoiding the glaring overhead light and setting up something a little more stylish. One of these pendant lights by the side of the bed saves stubbed toes and lets your guests comfortably read in bed. (via Brit + Co)

21. DIY Charging Station: Keep the side table organized but give your guests plenty of power with this sneaky charging station that’s camouflaged as a book. (via Caught on a Whim)

22. DIY Geometric Jewelry Tray: Watch out: this tray is so cool, your guest might just try to sneak it home with them. (via Brit + Co)

23. DIY Spa in a Box: For VIP guests, put together a little box of pampering complete with lotions, soaps and a DIY face mask. Yep, you’re definitely on Santa’s “nice” list this year. (via Brit + Co)

What are you doing to get your home ready for holiday visitors? Share your tips and tricks in the comments below!