Home for the Holidays

With the winter holiday break upon us, your guest bedroom is likely to be full of family, friends, and perhaps even the errant acquaintance looking for a tropical crash pad.  Since your guest room is the new hotel room, we asked professional organizer Korinne Belock of Urban Simplicity how to give your guests a five star experience in your home. 

guest room essentials robe, tray, water cup, slippers, eye mask

Image: Satin Eye Mask, Etoile Towels, Cairo Robe, Foxy Slippers, Wicker Wrapped Glassware, Flamingo Matchbox

"There are so many easy upgrades to give your guest a hotel quality stay," says Belock. "Starting in the closet, make sure you have matching hangers available, and use one to hang a plush robe. Next to the bed, leave a pair of slippers, an eye mask, a carafe of water and glassware."

guest bedroom tray with glasses, flowers, candle and matches

For an added touch, adds Belock, use a holiday diffuser or candle to give the room a signature scent. Finally, "a luggage rack makes packing and unpacking so much easier and can be easily tucked away when not in use."

Happy hosting - and Happy Holidays from our family to yours!