The holidays are fast approaching—and with them, hordes of houseguests. The good news: There’s still time to get your neglected spare bedroom in order. Jim Guttau, director of public relations at the Four Seasons Denver, gives his top tips for creating a room where visitors feel right at home.

1. Frame It

To take your hospitality to the next level, Guttau suggests framing a photo of you and your guest during her visit; leave the framed photo on her bedside table.

Editors’ Pick: Enamel Curve Frame in Red, $68, Jonathan Adler, 158 Fillmore St., #101, 303-377-1742,

2. Make Layers

Offer different weights of bedding: Pick a light coverlet or blanket, then add a fluffy down comforter at the
foot of the bed. That way, guests can add or shed as they desire.

Editors’ Pick: Sferra Connery Collection Modern Beauty Duvet Cover in Cornflower Blue, $380–$500, The Brass Bed, 3113 E. Third Ave., 303-322-1712,;

3. Sun Block

“The last thing you want when you are exhausted from jet lag is to wake up
at 6 a.m. because the sun is streaming in the windows,” Guttau says. Simply layer a blackout liner behind your pre-existing curtain panels.

Editors’ Pick: Blackout Curtain, $29–$69, West Elm, 2955 E. First Ave., 303-320-1001,

4. Pillow Down

“A VIP touch that we do is monogrammed pillowcases guests can take with them afterward,” says Guttau.

Editors’ Pick: Ansonia Boudoir Sham in bronze, $75, Matouk,

5. Serve Up

This tray meets lots of requests—whether your guest needs an impromptu workspace or decides to have breakfast in bed.

Editors’ Pick: Acrylic Bed Tray, $79.95, CB2,

6. Stow Away

Free up floor space for visitors and give them an attractive place to neatly store their suitcase and easily access belongings.

Editors’ Pick: Bamboo Luggage Rack in Natural, $95, Scully & Scully,