3 Ways to Decorate Your Guest Room for the Holidays
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3 Ways to Decorate Your Guest Room for the Holidays

A guest room should feel like being on vacation — clean, soft bedding, relaxing scents, tons of cozy throw blankets — but with the added benefit of being a few doors down from a home-cooked meal and a well-stocked bar cart. If you’re looking for some guest room preparation tips that will relax and refresh your house guests, it’s time to switch out those second-hand sheets and stock up on scented room spray and candles. Whether you’re hosting the in-laws or your BFF is crashing for the weekend, this week’s edition of Decor Resolutions will give you some helpful tricks for creating the ultimate space for your guests. Scroll down to see how we’d style a guest room for the boho-chic space, a minimalist abode and the preppy home.

HOW TO DECORATE A BOHO-CHIC GUEST ROOM

If you were ever hesitant to go bold in the bedding department, don’t be. All those bright colors are sure to make your guest smile. A few well-placed accessories can do a lot to make your guest room feel incredibly homey. Keep a basket full of blankets and extra pillows right by the bed for the best sleep ever, and set up a crystal on the nightstand to let those good vibes keep flowing all season long.

Oh Joy! Sparkling Moons Pillow ($25), Paddywax Candles Apothecary Collection Jar Candle ($20), Le Labo “Santal 26” Home Fragrance Spray ($125), Threshold Crosby Gold Desk Lamp ($30), Threshold Natural Crystal Geode ($20), West Elm Natural Tree Stump Side Table ($249), H&M Large Storage Basket ($30), Threshold Faux Sherpa Pelt ($35), H&M Washed Satin Duvet Cover Set ($80), Threshold Velvet Arrow Stitch Decorative Pillow ($25), Threshold Raccoon Faux Fur Throw Blanket ($40)

HOW TO DECORATE A MINIMALIST GUEST ROOM

In a minimalist room, add a subtly patterned bedspread for a bit of texture. You can’t go wrong with fur, so amp up the cozy factor with a soft throw blanket and faux fur pillows. Pamper your guests with a fancy candle or diffuser and leave a notebook and pen on the nightstand for late night notes or journaling.

H&M Jacquard-weave Satin Duvet Set ($70), H&M Scented Candle ($10), Oliver Hemming Alarm Clock ($80), CB2 Arc Copper Table Lamp ($70), West Elm Industrial Storage Side Table ($299), Tom Dixon “London” Reed Diffuser ($99), Kate Spade New York “Dipped” Personalized Journal ($16), Threshold Woven Wicker Basket ($35), H&M Herringbone Throw ($50), Threshold Oversized Decorative Pillow ($35), H&M Velvet Cushion Cover ($13)

HOW TO DECORATE A PREPPY GUEST ROOM

Maybe you’d rather go bright and colorful rather than minimal. In that case, black and pink is a combo that says, “Hello beautiful.” Glam up the guest room with a cheery duvet and a quirky collection of throw pillows. A tray full of basic necessities like tissues and hand lotion is a special touch that definitely will earn you extra points.

Threshold Brass Task Lamp ($50), Voluspa “Vermeil Prosecco Rose” Corta Maison Candle ($30), Aesop Rind Concentrate Body Balm ($35+), The Emily & Meritt Glitter Critter Pillows ($40), PBteen Faux-Fur Pillow Cover ($36+), DENY Designs Caroline Okun Pinwheel Lightweight Duvet Cover ($140), H&M Moss Knit Throw ($80), Frontgate Labrazel Classico Tissue Cover ($149), PBteen Lace Floral Rug ($149+), West Elm Audrey Nightstand ($349), H&M Perforated Metal Tray ($25)

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