5 Simple Items to Make a Guestroom More Welcoming

Holiday houseguests are a big part of this time of the year. Family and friends gathering to celebrate and visit together are not tough customers - your nearest and dearest don't mind if the towels aren't brand new or if the magazines are outdated. BUT, some small niceties go a long way to making them feel welcome and making you feel like a great host. You likely have most of these items already, they just need to be gathered up, spruced up and set up bedside. Jump below for a quick list:1) A Good Reading Light. Example shown: Script Desk Lamp, $59.95

2) A Cozy Throw or Extra Blanket. Example shown: Tessuto Throw, $39.95

3) A Carafe and Cup for Water. Example shown: Cora Carafe with Cup, $9.95

4) Local Area Guidebooks. Examples shown: Chicago Architecture and Design, $16.95 and Eat Shop Chicago for $14.95

5) A Small Vase with a Fresh Flower or Two. Examples shown: Mini Bud Vases for $1.50 - 1.95

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