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Are you expecting guests to stay in your home for the holidays? The holiday season is always a fun time for family and friends to gather and celebrate. If guests are staying in your home overnight, it may mean rearranging sleeping situations or brushing the dust off of a rarely used guest room. When we entertain guests overnight, I always want them to feel at home even while they are away from home. Today I’m partnering with Babbleboxx to feature a few home and holiday items that would be great additions to cozy up a guest space for the holidays. They will also be awesome for after the guests have gone, too!
#1 My ECOVACS DEEBOT 900 is my new best friend! Seriously, it does the chore of vacuuming for me. With the ECOVACS app, I can schedule cleanings or launch an impromptu cleaning no matter where I am. This is a neat feature for those times when guests drop by unexpectedly or before I’ve had a chance to run home and clean. For those on the mission to create a smart home, the ECOVACS DEEBOT 900 syncs with Google Home or Amazon smart home systems. The ECOVACS DEEBOT 900 is available at multiple online retailers, and I also saw it while I was in Target today.
The week of Cyber Monday, the ECOVACS DEEBOT 900 will be $100 off at select retailers. See where to purchase here.
#2 I am always amazed at how the right candle can make a room feel instantly cozy. Chesapeake Bay Candles are scented candles designed and poured in Maryland. They feature the most homey scents that feel my home with festive flavors. My favorite is the Pumpkin Latte Small Jar Candle, made with cinnamon leaf and benzoin essential oils. Chesapeake Bay Candles include aromas for any scent palette, including Beach Bonfire and Chestnut and Acorn.
#3 Have you ever tried to look at your bed linens through someone else’s eyes? Try doing this before the guests arrive to stay in the guest room, and you may find that some new linens are in order! The Luxe Hardcore Sheet Bundle from Brooklinen is a premium set with a 480 count thread-count weave. The bundle includes a a core sheet set, 2 extra pillowcases, and 1 duvet cover. This allows me to mix and match designs so that I can coordinate the sheets with the duvet with a myriad of colors and styles. I like that this frees me up to not be married to any specific color, allowing the Brooklinen sheets to go into any holiday and season where guests may stay over. Other similar luxury bedding may cost up to $895, but Brooklinen gives consumers costs-savings with their direct-to-consumer model that allows purchasers to skip the store.
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#4 Delight guests with a bit of fun tech! The Sengled Element Color Plus 2 pack kit allows me to add a pop of color to a bedroom or any guest space. The Sengled Home app lets me set schedules for the lights and control them remotely for wireless lighting. This is particularly helpful for those times where we are off at a fun holiday party. I can schedule my lights to turn on so to lead any potential intruders to think we are home. Like many other smart home items, the Sengled Element line works with the Amazon Echo, Google Home, and more.
The Sengled Solo Color Plus works with the Sengled Pulse app and can be an alternative for an Echo Dot. The lights will actually change with the beat!
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For Cyber Monday, select Element products will be 35% off for 24 hrs plus the Echo Dot v2/v3, and Echo v2 bundle will include an Element Classic 2 pack kit.
#5 If guests are staying in a room with older furniture (perhaps formerly kids’ furniture especially), consider lining the drawers with Smooth Top® Easy Liner® Shelf Liner to spruce up the interior.
It is easy to cut and install. It is also (surprise!) machine washable. The liner is non-adhesive doesn’t use any sticky adhesives to apply to surfaces, and the smooth upper surface cleans easily. It can go on surfaces in a variety of places, including the pantry, the bathroom, the kitchen, and bedroom. It is available in 12″ and 20″ widths with a suggested retail price for $5.00-$6.00. Get organizing tips here, and check out this shelf liner here.
#6 A little Christmas in a room can cozy up a room quickly. Don’t worry about extensive decorations. A simple Christmas tree on a dress or a stool can go a long way. The mini pine tree from Christmas Central is a festive addition to decorate for the season. The realistic PE branches that are lightly dusted with “snow” creating a wintry iced look that reminds me of an adorable country cottage in the snow. See the variety of Christmas Central Christmas tree options here.
What are your go-to items for making a guest room feel cozy?