Expecting overnight guests in the next few months? You want your guests to feel at home and relax in a guest space that’s comfy and inviting. If your guest room is lacking, it’s totally possible to create an amazing space that your guests will appreciate.

The perfect guest room is about more than just having a great bed. While a nice, comfy bed is extremely important, it’s the little things that turn an ordinary room into a wonderful, pampering retreat. Details can elevate a space from just okay to fabulous. A tip: it’s a good idea to sleep in your guest room for one night at least. This way, you’ll find out if the bed is comfortable, along with the temp and brightness level.

Ashley HomeStore has everything you need to create an awesome guest bedroom! Below is a list of 10 essentials that will help you setup a perfect guest room:

Extra Blankets and Comforters

Everyone’s comfort level is different, so be sure to keep extra blankets and pillows nearby. Bedding should be luxurious, so splurge on high thread count sheets and pillowcases. A beautiful new comforter set can certainly transform the look and feel of a bed with its luxurious style and soft feel. If you need warmer or heavier comforters to replace bedspreads, consider duvet covers or down comforters, which are usually filled with down feathers or inserts.

A Clock

While it’s true that most people rely on their cell phones to tell the time, it’s a nice gesture to have a clock on hand for your guests. A wall clock or a table clock is appreciated by many guests, especially if they have to get up early for a flight. They don’t need to reach for their phone when they wish to know the time. Plus, they can turn their phones off and rely on the alarm.

Tech Friendly Accessories

A charging station is a wonderful thing to include in a guest bedroom. Also, leave a note with the Wi-Fi password to make things even easier for your guests to be connected.

Good Lighting

Bedside lighting is one of the simplest ways to add comfort and ambiance to your guest room. It’s also a great way to add safety—the last thing you want is for your guests to stub their toes in the middle of the night while they try to make their way around. Lamps and other lighting add a pleasant decorative touch as well.


A mirror is essential for a guest room, and it can also serve as a nice decorative piece. For example, this Home Accents Geometric Mirror boasts a geometric lattice overlay that wows with its chic merger of form and function. 

Welcome Basket

Your guests will love a welcome basket filled with toiletry essentials, snacks, and other items. You can even include some information about fun things to do in the area.

A Bench

A bench at the end of the bed is a wonderful addition that your guests will love. They serve two purposes—guests can sit on them and store clothes on them. Our bench collection offers beauty and craftsmanship, and is sure to impress.


Who doesn’t enjoy the dim light of a candle in their bedroom? Something as simple as a stylish candle holder can bring homey warmth to your space. If you’re looking for the perfect candle holder, you’ve come to the right place!

Bedroom Chair

An accent chair in your guest room adds functionality and breathes new life into the space. At Ashley HomeStore, you’ll find many beautiful chairs to match your bedroom furniture. With a huge selection of chair styles, it’s simple to find that perfect armchair for your extra space.

Fresh Flowers

Let’s face it: fresh flowers are a wonderful touch for any room in the house. They are perfect for a guest bedroom because they add beauty and style. Plus, they really show that you care!

Create the Perfect Bedroom Retreat at Ashley HomeStore!

It’s easy to create the perfect guest bedroom retreat with our stunning collection of furniture, accessories, and lighting. Shop Ashley HomeStore in-store and online for wonderful selections to complement your home and transform your bedroom into a charming space for guests to relax and rejuvenate!

About Ashley Furniture HomeStore

No matter which Ashley HomeStore location you visit, you'll find stylish, quality furniture that's just right for any room in the house. But we're much more than just a furniture store - we're a member of the community! Ashley HomeStore store owners and their team members live and work in the same areas in which their stores are located, so they understand the importance of community involvement. Many participate in philanthropic activities and events and - at the national level - Ashley takes its philanthropic responsibility seriously by providing support for major charities throughout the country. Visit your nearest Ashley HomeStore showroom today.

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