Best of Blog: Guest Prep

November is here, and with it plans for holiday get togethers with family and friends. With hosting in mind, I’m thinking of all that needs to be done in my home to be guest ready. From making a great first impression in the entry, to creating a comfortable retreat in the guest bedroom, I think it’s important that friends and family find my home clean, comfortable, and welcoming. Last year, I started a Guest Prep series full of ideas, tips, and favorite finds to refresh each space throughout your home. Today, I’m reviewing those tips with you. Catch up on these great guest prep tips, and then check back soon as we continue our series with inspirations for making your home holiday ready.



Your entryway is your guests the first impression of your home. Making a few updates will give it a fresh new look that will set the tone for the rest of your spaces. In our Guest Prep: Making a Great First Impression post, we share several steps to creating a welcoming entry.


Living Room


There are a few key elements to creating a living area that will feel inviting for holiday guests. In our Guest Prep Living Room post, there are six ideas for making your living rooms cozy and functional for entertaining.


Dining Room


Las Palmas Dining Room

In our Guest Prep Dining Room Post, we share several ways to make your dining rooms ready for entertaining holiday guests. For example, adding a new statement light, unique dining chairs and a gorgeous rug. Read this post for all our tips on getting your dining room holiday ready + shopping here.


heber project master bedroom

One of the most important spaces for holiday guests is a room to call their own while they are staying with you. Creating a guest room that is a beautiful retreat for your guests is doable. Our Guest Prep: How to Style a Bedroom post lays out all the pieces you will need with items to shop.



affordable white kitchen remodel becki owens

Prepping your homes for the holidays doesn’t have to break the bank! Our DIY Guest Prep post shares some great ideas to give your home a mini facelift for the holidays  – affordably.  Read more about this affordable white kitchen remodel here.

Thanksgiving is coming, but there is still plenty of time to create  a warm welcome for your guests. By adding a few new pieces or comfortable layers, you can completely change the feeling in a room. Check back soon for new guest prep ideas!




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