When visitors come this season, go the extra mile to make them feel welcome. Rue Living Inspirer and interior designer Ron Marvin weighs in on guest-bedroom essentials.

Ron Marvin Guest-Bedroom Tips

Bedside Lamps
“I recently stayed in a guest room that didn’t have them. Don’t rely on one overhead light fixture. They are generally too bright. And it’s difficult to navigate a room if the switch is far from the bed.”

“Try to have an empty dresser so guests can unpack if they’d like. Plenty of hooks in the closet, as well as empty hangers. A nice luggage rack is most helpful.”
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November 8, 2013

From a festive front stoop to curl-up-by-the-fire essentials, Rue Living Associate Buyer Alejandra K. lets us in on her holiday home must-haves.


Reindeer Doormat
“I just purchased a new home, and this doormat will be decorating my front door. I think it’s an easy way to get a little festive without being kitschy.”

Rizzy Cream Cable-Knit Throw
“I love this cotton cable throw. It’s made for snuggling up on the couch (ahem, in front of my new fireplace!).”

Floating Medallion Duvet Set by Whit & Alex
“I will be having house guests for the first time this holiday season, and this duvet set is ideal for my new guest bedroom. Love the design, color, and price.”

The Guests Are Coming: Prepare for the Holidays Boutique opened Tuesday, October 15, at 3PM ET.

By Julia Ivins, Staff Writer

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October 22, 2013

Expecting overnight visitors? Here’s how to transform that spare room into guest quarters that’ll make them feel right at home.


Our From A to Zzz: Everything for the Bed & Bath Boutique opens Friday, February 1, at 3PM ET.

By Keriann Coffey, Associate Blog Editor

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February 1, 2013