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making a guest room feel like home…



Do you have a guest room in your home? If you do…raise your hand if it's an extra bedroom that's well-intended as a guest bedroom but often gets used as a storage room for our extra junk or doubles as a home office/guest bedroom. (I'm raising my hand!) Since we can't have friends and family over these days, I've been taking the time to prepare our guest bedroom in a way that would be suitable for our future guests once they can finally come visit us!

making a guest room feel like home

We started with the California Closets x Martha Stewart The Everyday System which offers a beautiful way to customize closets at a lower price point than traditional built-ins. I love the idea of using the closet as a way to offer extra fun amenities, and things that would make their stay comfortable and provide them with things that might come in handy during their visit. Almost like the perks you would get at a fun hotel!

making a guest room feel like home

A mix of closed boxes allows you to keep some things hidden with open storage for making some things easily accessible.

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making a guest room feel like home

Some of the items to include that come in handy and will make your guests feel special include:
– Extra towels, blankets, pillows, robes
– Books about the local area
– Tote bags for shopping or beach trips
– Umbrella, sun hats, sweaters to allow for changes in weather
– Extra toothbrushes and First Aid items
– Snacks

making a guest room feel like home

While you may not be able to leave a guest closet filled with only items for guests, you can make use of boxes or bins to store things that you need as well and can easily be tucked away when guests are in town!

(Photos by Lily Glass)


  1. Thank you for your “Martha Stewart costumized closet low price” idea, in fact, I have an old friend staying in the house only for the weekends. She livs in France and she is helping during the week, her daughter for 2 or 3 month.
    Is there an identification for this closet?

  2. What I love the most when I’m travelling is a book, not so thick so I can finish it, and have some time for me to read. Liked very much the idea of fixing the guest room, I definitely will do it!


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