As it often happens, an extra bedroom (if you are lucky enough to have one) usually becomes a catchall for unfit furniture and boxes with contents that have nowhere to go. With a little smart shopping and practical do-it-yourself ideas, you can transform your personal junk room into a guest suite that looks like a million bucks.
One way to make guests feel truly welcome is to try to replicate what they love about their own home. Imagine what they’d like to transport from their bedroom if they could. Comfortable linens, supple pillows, and a good mattress lay the foundation. Then layer on specialized creature comforts.
For example, give guests who like to read a padded headboard that’s nice to lean against, and offer a throw to wrap around their shoulders. If visitors have work to do, include a desk or lap desk, plus a charging station for their devices.