Before visitors start arriving it’s time to take stock of your spare bedrooms. Veranda Editor Eugenia Santiesteban Soto shops for the items that no guest bedroom should be without!
Robe: No one wants to pack a bulky robe when they’re traveling, so I always think it’s thoughtful when a guest room comes stocked with one.This one is unisex, and nice enough to wear to the breakfast table.
Luxurious Sheets: Comfortable sheets are probably the one most important component of a great guest bed. These linen sheets from 100% Capri are sweet without being too saccharin and are in the most gorgeous, go-with-everything chocolate brown palette.
Carafe: A bedside carafe is one of those things that you can’t live without once you grow accustomed to it. No more midnight treks to the kitchen!
Tray: So useful anywhere it lives — as a catch-all for pocket change and bedside reading on a nightstand, or to serve morning coffee if you’re feeling generous.
Wastebasket: I love having pretty versions of utilitarian things, and this woven wastebasket fits the bill.
Cire Trudon Candle: Candles can be pretty polarizing, but these Cire Trudon ones just smell so good in an all-natural way. Plus, the green glass votives make the best little vases once the wax has burnt down.
Pretty Soap: This black cameo soap is equal parts old-fashioned and cool. And it’s a little bit of an upgrade from everyday drug store varieties.
Still-life Painting: I just fell in love with this still-life the minute I saw it — how great would it be hanging above a dresser or leaning on a bedside table? It brings a little touch of romance to any room.
Bedside Book: I’m one of those people that can’t go to bed without reading just a little, and Neruda is just the thing you want to lull you to sleep —it’s soothing, sweet and best of all, short.
Bolster Pillow: A beautiful little detail for the bed.
Note cards: Some of the best hosts are the ones that think of everything in advance. A little notepad is one of those details that really makes guests feel like they’re being taking care of.
A sweet treat: A little chocolate at turn down is such a surprise. I don’t think anyone will complain about that one!