When your closest friends call you to say they're coming to town, it shouldn't be the spark of a reoccurring panic attack. While hosting duties can be tough to pull off, the truth is that a guest room can be easily maintained once a streamlined design is set in place. Start by adding a few timeless pieces into the mix — like a resort-worthy white duvet, a collection of sturdy hangers, and a water carafe — and then top it all off with thoughtful items that will give the space a calm, inviting style. While no one wants guests to feel so comfortable that they never leave, here are 10 picks that will help their sleeping quarters look and feel extra luxurious. Who knows? You might want to spend a night or two surrounded by this selection just to see for yourself.
Take this as a compliment: your guests will never want to leave after sleeping under this plush claremont duvet from Anthropologie (starting at $158). The pleated design is totally on trend, and it also ensures that you don't need to worry about wrinkles, either.
A nightstand is an essential in your bedroom, so it should be a must-buy for your guest room. This pick from West Elm ($199) coordinates well with almost any other pieces, and has enough storage space to keep essentials within arm's reach.
Black and Gold Wall Sconce
When you don't normally sleep in your guest room, it's hard to tell whether or not your overhead light offers enough illumination. That's where this Boudreaux 12-inch sconce from Lamps Plus ($98) comes in. Anchor a pair on either side of the bed for a symmetrical finish, and you'll be sure that your guests can properly see at night.
Keep this ceramic vase from Target ($16.99) on the dresser and add a few fresh flowers anytime guests stop by. It's a classic way to make them feel at home — and add color to the room.
Peyton Arm Chair
By placing this Peyton arm chair from Urban Outfitters ($449) in a corner, this room will look like a cohesive, well-designed space. A side chair not only provides added seating, which always comes in handy, but it balances out the angles of the nearby bed.
Opening the closet and seeing these copper hangers from Schoolhouse Electric ($14) will make your guest room feel like a five-star hotel — after all, these are the type of details that set your space up for success. Just don't be surprised when you're tempted to order another set for your personal closet.
Carl Mertens Alarm Clock
Want to make sure your guests really relax? Put this chic green and gold alarm clock from Barneys ($150) on a nightstand and encourage them to unplug. It'll look great, and make them feel truly away from it all.
Oasis Bed Carafe
Don't make your guests fumble around in your kitchen at 3 a.m. in search of a glass for water. Instead, leave this oasis bed carafe from Crate and Barrel ($24.95) on their nightstand, and they'll thank you when that late-night thirst hits.
Here's another item that goes above and beyond: a Baies candle by Diptyque (starting at $34). Light the wick before you hear a knock at the door, and the room will be filled with this popular scent when your guests are shown to their room.
Playa Seven Wall Art
Dress up those bare walls with this playa seven watercolor painting fromon Minted (starting at $21). Inspired by the pristine waters off the Mediterranean island of Mallorca, this painting will make your guests feel tranquil and relaxed every time they look at it.