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Now that it’s fall and the holiday season is soon approaching, this month is a great time to get your guest room ready for visiting family and friends. You’ll want to make them as comfortable as possible — think extra pillows, a fluffy duvet cover and warm lighting. Whether you’re looking for small-space decorating ideas or the perfect bedside table, read on as this guest bedroom guide will have you covered.

A Place to Recharge

Provide your guests a spot to rest a glass of water or their phones with this classic nightstand. Made of solid wood with a warm brown finish, this nightstand has one drawer, a shelf and a built-in USB charger. Simply flip up the charge port cover to reveal four charging stations.

Dress It Up

For longer stays or for simply storing extra linens, it’s a nice touch to have a dresser in your guest room. This clean white dresser has four drawers, with the top one lined with felt. Made of a composite of mahogany solids and other woods, this dresser is perfect for creating a beautiful bedroom retreat.

Make the Bed

There’s nothing more important in the guest room than the bed, so make sure your guests get a good night’s sleep with this striped duvet set. Fit for a full or queen size bed, this 200 thread count cotton duvet set will give your guest bedroom a clean and neutral palette. Complete with one duvet cover and two shams, this light gray bedding set will have your guest room ready to go in no time.

A Cup of Water

Don’t let your overnight guests go thirsty! For a thoughtful touch, simply fill this carafe up with the some water and set it on the nightstand. And for added convenience, this glass etched carafe comes with a cup that sits right on top of it. Holding up to 28 ounces of water and dishwasher safe, this carafe set is a guest bedroom essential.

Some Light to Read By

Add some warm bedside lighting to your guest room with this nightstand lamp. With a rustic bronze finish and a gray fabric lampshade, this light is perfect for updating the look of your guest bedroom. At 28 inches tall, this bedside table lamp will provide your guests with some cozy lighting to read or relax by.

Crisp, Clean Sheets

Make sure you’ve got extra bed linens for the guest room with this 100 percent cotton percale sheet set. Decorated with a geometric pattern, this gray sheet set is fit for a queen-sized bed. Complete with a fitted sheet, top sheet and two shams, this bed linen set is also versatile enough to fit any color scheme.

Always Add Pillows

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Make your guest room look extra inviting with a collection of throw pillows on the bed. Bedroom decorating can be easy with this blue and gray patterned pillow, perfect for a farmhouse or traditional style bedroom. With a 100 percent cotton cover and a feather and down fill, your guests may never want to leave!

Organize It

Add some closet storage to your guest bedroom with this six-shelf hanging organizer. Made of polyester in an attractive sand taupe color, it’s ideal for storing shoes, towels or other garments. At 15 inches wide and 12 inches deep, this closet organizer has spacious, reinforced shelves for easy storage and simply hangs from a closet bar.

Think Beyond the Bedroom

While you’re creating a comfortable guest retreat, don’t forget to provide bathroom linens as well. Be prepared for their stay with this set of four bath towels. Made of 100 percent Turkish cotton and available in crisp white and 13 other colors, these soft towels are a hosting essential.

A Welcoming Touch

Once your guests finally arrive, welcome them with this burlap storage bag. Fill it up with towels or let them use it as a laundry hamper for extended stays. Handcrafted in North Carolina, this sturdy burlap bin will add a playful touch to your guest bedroom.

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