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10 Must Haves for a Cozy Guest Room

This post is sponsored by Better Homes and Gardens at Walmart.

My favorite time of the year is anytime we have guests! Living away from most of our family is hard, when they visit, we try to pamper them so they will come back often! We give them what they want like great food, plenty of blankets, extra toothbrushes, and a place to get away. All of these things make them feel welcome.

Affordable ideas to make your guest feel right at home - 10 Tips for a cozy guest room

Freshening up the guest room doesn’t take much time or money, keeping the key pieces neutral makes it easy to change accessories and create a new look. The room had been sporting grays and pink, I decided to switch out a few things and go with blue. Blue is one of my all time favorite colors, it all started with this storage bench. It didn’t take me long to find a few accessories to carry out my new color story. I’ve had this pintuck bedding in white for over 2 years and I love it. It looks great all year long and washes up like a dream! It’s only $39 for the mini set (comforter and 2 shams) for queen size. (I have listed my affiliate links for all the Better Homes and Gardens items at the bottom.)

Pin Tucked bedding plus accents of indigo blue



10 essentials for the guest room - make your guest feel right at home

The storage bench is great for storing all the little extras and creates the perfect place to sit while putting your shoes on.

1. Extra blankets
2. Fresh Towels
3. Bottled Water
4. Soft sheets
5. Cozy bedding
6. Nice scents/Essential oil diffuser
7. Toiletries
8. Warm throw
9. Plenty of pillows
10. Fresh flowers

After a long trip there’s nothing like slipping between soft sheets and sweet smelling blankets, they’re the first thing you notice when you hop in to bed, right?

Be sure to carve out a little space in the closet so they have a place for hanging clothes. Put a couple of magazines or books out too, I don’t know about you but reading makes me sleepy 🙂


Put a bench at the foot of the bed, perfect for storing all the extras for guest and great place to sit

Create a cozy stay for your guest.

Lavender essential oils are very relaxing

Lavender scent is perfect for the guest room in this pretty essential oil diffuser.

I started using essential oils last year, I love the fresh scent of lavender and my daughter requests it in the diffuser when she visits 😉

Fresh flowers - perfect little container in blue and white

I used this bathroom accessory holder for flowers, fresh flowers say welcome! It comes with a lid and can hold jewelry, watch or whatever needs to be corralled.

Love the mix of whites and blues - perfect for a relaxing bedroom. Loving indigo right now!

I mixed whites and off whites, the pin tuck bedding is my favorite for creating a neutral backdrop.

Cute idea - add the wifi code on a chalkboard tag and put it on a burlap photo frame

For photos, memos or wifi code, this burlap frame is perfect.

Fresh flower s and bottled water for the guest room.

Great throw - indigo blue is perfect for the bedroom

Indigo throw and storage bench in denim.

Serene guest room perfect for a cozy stay!

I created a check list for you, just print it off and be ready for your guest, click on print to download:

Guest Ready Checklist

Prepping for guests ahead of time will make them feel right at home. There’s nothing like the cozy feeling when I visit someone and I can tell they went the extra mile to make me feel comfortable.

You can find all these items from Better Homes and Gardens at Walmart:

Better Homes and Gardens Pintucked Storage Bench, Multiple Finishes

Better Homes and Gardens Essential Oil Diffuser, Delicate Filigree

Better Homes and Gardens Indigo Arabesque Covered Jar

Better Homes and Gardens Extra Absorbent Bath Towel Collection

Better Homes and Gardens Pintuck Bedding Comforter Mini Set

Better Homes and Gardens 300 Thread Count Wrinkle Free Sheet Set

Better Homes and Gardens Grayson Linen Upholstered Headboard with Nailheads, Multiple Colors, Multiple Sizes

Better Homes and Gardens Woven Fringe Throw

Better Homes and Gardens Fringed Blue Denim Decorative Pillow

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Loving the Blues

I only have one regret – I have the Grayson headboard in gray – I wish I had the blue 😉



  1. Where are the other pillows from???

    • The two large pillows in the back are just king size bed pillows and the two euro pillows have Ikea pillow covers on them. The two white pillows are bed pillows with the pillow covers from the Better Homes and Gardens pillow covers that came with the comforter set. I hope this answered your question.

      • Thanks for the reply! I am wanting to replicate this bed but I have a king. What would you recommend adding? 3 euros? 2 throw pillows? Are they striped in the back? Also where are the large bed pillow cases from? (the blue striped). Sorry for all the questions but I love how this room looks and want to do the same thing in my guest room:)

        • The large ones in the back are striped, they are pillow covers from part of a duvet set from Ikea.I have a king size bed and I set it up just like this, I guess you could add the extra pillows that you mentioned, but I don’t.

  2. You could always use fabric paint in navy for your headboard

  3. I could definitely cozy up there. Blue is my color too.

  4. Love all your tips. You probably need a good nap yourself.

  5. Well I just ordered the headboard and yesterday I went and bought the diffuser, I hope I’m as successful in putting it all together as you were. We are building a new home and the headboard will look nice in spare bedroom. Thanks for all the info.

  6. Oh my goodness, who wouldn’t want to cozy up in that bed. Love the headboard.

  7. I love the bedding. The guest room is so warm and welcoming. I bet your guests want to stay forever.

  8. Would love to stay in guest room anytime, beautiful!

  9. Love all your tips! And that bench & bedding are both so darling. I think TLC needs a set 😉
    So many great ideas for making your guests feel welcome.
    Happy Holidays to you!

  10. Cozy indeed! My guests have to put up with old furniture, and hand-me-down bed stuff!


  11. Beautiful and sweet ideas, I love them all!!! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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