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How to Upgrade Your Guest Room Before the Holidays

The holiday season is almost here, and there’s a good chance you’ll be hosting some out-of-town friends and family members in your home. To help you better prepare for visitors, we put together a list of simple but effective ways to upgrade your guest room before the holidays—so both you and your loved ones can sleep better at night.

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1. Blackout Lined Drapes

Nothing ruins your chances of a good night’s sleep faster than a room with too much natural light streaming in. Employ blackout-lined window coverings in your guest room to help block out bright sunlight in order to keep the space cool and dim so your visitors can get some quality sleep.

2. Comfy Bedding

The only thing worse than too much sunlight in a spare room is an uncomfortable bed. Take care to dress your guest room bed in soft, quality bedding—think hotel-style cotton bed sheets and plush bedspreads—to ensure they get the best sleep possible throughout their stay.

3. Air Purifier & Humidifier

A good air purifier and humidifier combo is a guest room game-changer. Along with eliminating dust, dirt and pollen particles that could increase you and your guests chances of getting a germ-related illness during their stay, they also clean out odors to keep your home smelling nice and fresh, too.

4. A Sleep Sound Machine

Never underestimate the power of a solid sleep sound machine in a guest room. Not only do they provide an assortment of white noise sounds for restless sleepers, studies suggest listening to sound machines at night can help you fall asleep faster and stay asleep for longer.

5. Ambient Lighting

Warm lighting is essential to creating a welcoming guest room. Forge an ambient lighting scheme for your visitors by employing bedside lamps, wall-mounted sconces, and hanging pendant lights to score a warm glow throughout your guest room.

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