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Chicago Furniture Woes: Make Your Guests Feel Right at Home

Guest Room Decorating

We can all breathe a huge sigh of relief, because summer has finally come to Chicago. Do you have enough furniture (or space, yikes!) for all of your guests though? With all of the family reunions, grad parties, summer BBQs and outdoor weddings, your house is bound to be full of out-of-town guests. Yep… it’s time to give those guest bedrooms a functional and stylish makeover. Don’t let them feel too comfortable, though, because they’ll never want to leave.

1. Storage for all of their things.
Sure your guests won’t be staying for weeks on end, but they’re sure to have a few belongings they’ll want to store while they’re staying at your place.

Mango wood Three Drawer Side Table

The whitewashed Mango Wood 3-Drawer Side Table not only feels super homey with its classic design and rustic finish, but the three drawers allow optimal space for your weekend guest’s clothes, toiletries and accoutrements. Plus, the top surface is big enough for a breakfast-in-bed tray (if you’re a hostess with the mostess).  

2. Liven up the space with some pillows.
The last thing you want is for your guest to feel unwelcome or out of place. How can you easily circumvent this problem you ask? Throw pillows, of course! We are huge proponents of a proper throw pillow here at Wrightwood, mostly because they’re such an easy solution to a dull or drab space.

Green and Yellow Printed Pillow

The Green and Yellow Printed Pillow is a bold way to update your space and make it feel super summery for your guests. Err on the neutral side of decorating? Try the Splatter Paint Blue Square Pillow for a more subtle addition to a boring guest bedroom.

Splatter Paint Blue Square Pillow

The accent of blue will be the perfect touch of fun to make your guests feel right at home.


3. Let there be light.  
Another way to keep your guests feeling comfortable while staying in your humble abode is to let them keep to their normal routine. Maybe they’re more of a night owl, while you like to call it a night before the sun goes down (we don’t blame you). Adding a stylish table lamp to the guest bedside table is an easy way to accommodate their needs.

Antiqued Wooden Table Lamp

The Antiqued Wooden Table Lamp will let them read their favorite book, check their email without totally ruining their eyesight or play their nightly crossword as they slowly doze off to sleep. Plus, the distressed paint finish and soft linen lamp shade are super duper cozy and inviting. They’ll have no trouble relaxing in their weekend hideaway.

Hosting guests for the weekend in your Chicago digs can be hard, especially when your guest bedroom is lacking in the decor department. Wrightwood Furniture, though, has all of the furniture and accessories to cozy up the space in a jiffy. Shop online or stop into our Lakeview Chicago furniture store. You’re welcome!