We’ve all experienced it at some point or another: you arrive at a loved one’s house after a long day of travel, only to discover that towels are nowhere in sight and you forgot to pack shampoo. You don’t want to be a bother—you just want to take a shower!
Fortunately, you can prevent this kind of experience when out-of-town guests stay in your home. From the best mattress for a guest room to those little extras that wow, our guide has you covered on how to make a guest room comfortable. Take your guest bedroom from sparse to spectacular with these eight must-have items.
What to Put in a Guest Room for Maximum Coziness
1. An Extra-Comfy Bed
This might seem obvious, but the best way to make a guest room comfortable is to step it up with the essentials—namely, a bed! The best mattress for a guest room is one that’s in good condition. If you can feel lumps or springs when you lay on the mattress—or worse, if it’s sagging in the middle—start shopping for a new mattress. Save yourself time (and upgrade your guest bedroom’s decor!) by bundling a complete bedroom set with a mattress.
2. Extra Linens
Even if you have the best mattress for a guest room and luxurious sheets on the bed, you’ll want to make sure your guests have additional linens. Extra blankets and pillows can ensure a peaceful night of sleep, and it’s a good idea to stash a few extra towels—bath towels, hand towels, and washcloths—in the room so that your guests have everything they need. Keep these items in a place that guests will think to look, like a built-in drawer in our chic farmhouse storage bed.
3. A Clock
Not sure what to put in a guest room that will help your guests chillax? Try a clock! Most of us are accustomed to checking the time on our phones, but an old-fashioned clock can allow your guests to unplug from their electronic devices during their stay. If you choose an analog clock, be sure it doesn’t make a “tick-tock” noise that could keep guests awake at night. Your visitors will be grateful for the opportunity to disconnect and spend time with the people they love—including you!
4. Ambient Lighting
Nothing kills a cozy guest room vibe like having to use an overhead light all the time. Yuck! Make your guest room comfortable, inviting, and warm with beautiful and functional accent lamps. To create a serene space for guests to read or unwind in the evenings, you can’t go wrong with the sophisticated built-in sconces on our farmhouse storage bed. Also, books can take a cold space and make it cozy, so leave a few of your favorite novels or magazines on the open shelves above the bed for nighttime reading.
5. A Small TV
If your guests prefer to wind down with their favorite TV show, make it easy for them to retreat and relax by adding a small TV to your guest bedroom. Tiny guest room? No problem. Opt for a 55″ 4K UHD TV that’s big enough for late-night movies, but small enough to take up minimal space in your guest room.
6. Toiletries and Everyday Comforts
When it comes to creating the best guest room, details make all the difference. When you’re shopping for a bedroom furniture set, keep in mind that you’ll want plenty of storage space so you can tuck away items your guests might need, and so they can unpack their clothes for an extended stay. Stock a drawer with a few commonly required items, like phone chargers, toiletry items (think toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, and shampoo), and a hairdryer.
7. Storage Hooks
No one wants to throw their purse, bath towel, or hat on the floor! Place a few hooks on the walls (or save space with over-the-door hooks) to keep small items from piling up on the floor or on top of the bedroom furniture in your guest room.
8. Your Wi-Fi Password
Whether they need to finish some work tasks or check their social media, your guests will want easy access to the Internet for all their devices. Print or write your Wi-Fi network information and password on a piece of paper, then place it inside a small frame. Want to be a real pro on how to make your guest room comfortable and inviting? Write your guests a brief welcome note, and include Wi-Fi login information inside.
Make Your Guest Room Comfortable
Whether you’re simply looking for the best mattress for a guest room or want to give your guest bedroom a full makeover, Rent-A-Center has everything you need. Shop online and visit your nearest Rent-A-Center to complete your order. With our Worry-Free Guarantee, you can enjoy free furniture delivery—often on the same day you complete your order.