Berkshires EstateTraditional Bedroom, Boston
Bradley M Jones
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Skirt your nightstand. Let’s face it: The furniture that doesn’t make the cut in our own bedrooms usually ends up in the guest room. If the nightstand is left over from your college dorm or has seen better days, create a skirt for it. If you aren’t friends with a sewing machine, throw a tablecloth over it.
Create a space that belongs to your guests. Sharing isn't easy on hosts or their guests. Hosts have to make compromises. Guests can feel adrift and out-of-sorts because they don't have a place that they feel belongs to them. Both guests and hosts do the same thing when they have privacy: They make sense of recent events in their lives and turn their running speed down to idle. They rebuild the energy they need to return and socialize another day. If you can provide your guests with a separate room, they'll be more refreshed, and everyone will get along better. Also, many people today work a little during the holidays. If your guests don't feel like they have a space without distraction to get a little email correspondence done, they might become stressed.