So you’re hosting friends from out of town over the holidays, and their arrival date inches closer each day. Chances are the first thing you thought (after saying yes, of course) was Wait, where do I put them? But worrying won’t help you whip up a game plan for arranging the guest room of their dreams, which is what The Citizenry is here to show you today, with globally curated home goods that are artisan-crafted (and easy on the wallet).
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After the “let me know if you need anything” is uttered and the door is shut, it’s natural for the exploration to start. Keep personal effects and delicate tchotchkes to a minimum—you don't want to share too much, plus it gives your guests the freedom to make themselves at home with their own personal items. But don’t keep the room bare, either! Place a stack of magazines and small bowls out on the dresser for easy access.
Privacy is key for a guest bedroom, and a thoughtful way to let your guests know that your space is theirs is by designating a corner in the room for leisure. Whether it’s for catching up on the latest best seller, taking personal calls, or just enjoying some alone time, a cozy yet cool chair, pillow, and side table are all you need to make this moment in the room stand out to your visitors.
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