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Ashley Furniture HomeStore

December 06, 2011 07:00 ET

Add Luxury Home Accents to Your Guest Room This Holiday Season

Give Family & Friends the Five-Star Treatment With Easy Tips From Ashley Furniture HomeStore

ARCADIA, WI--(Marketwire - Dec 6, 2011) - It's that time of year again! Aside from getting your home ready for holiday parties, dinners and other festive events, you may also be playing host to a guest or two. Luckily, there are plenty of simple and inexpensive ways to spruce up your guest space and add hotel-style luxuries that visiting family and friends are sure to appreciate.

Ashley Furniture HomeStore offers nine easy tips that can help you quickly master the fine art of hospitality:

1. Create a place for guests to pack and unpack their suitcase. A removable mat on top of the bed, a folding tray table or a stylish bench that keeps soil and germs from planes, trains and automobiles from their bed sheets are all great options.

2. Hang a few decorative hooks on the wall. Guests will love the convenience of hanging towels, clothes or handbags from them.

3. Make sure you choose a nice comforter for the guest bed. Stack an attractive assortment of plush guest towels on top or place them on a dresser.

4. Lay a colorful throw lengthwise across the end of the bed. It adds style and texture, and provides warmth at night (or during afternoon naps).

5. Include four comfortable pillows on the bed. Top off with a few decorative pillows to add hotel-style luxury and comfort.

6. Consider a stylish bookcase for your guest room. It's not only a great place to leave magazines and books, it can also double as a TV stand and storage unit.

7. Place a basket, filled with items that guests can use or take with them (lotion, a notepad, pencils, mints or chocolate) on the dresser. Or place two stemware glasses and a bottle of water or wine on a tray.

8. Leave guests plenty of space for clothes. Empty all the drawers in at least one chest or dresser. Remove as many clothes from the closet as possible and add wooden, hotel-style hangers.

9. Make sure an electrical outlet is handy. If the only free outlet is hidden behind furniture, use an extension cord or power strip to make plug-ins easier.

"Creating the ultimate guest retreat isn't something that's just reserved for the holidays," says Kris Woodcock, VP of Merchandising. "Whether you're welcoming your kids back home after a college semester, furnishing a brand new guest room or creating a mother-in-law suite, these tips help conjure up the feel a five-star hotel room. You can bet your guests will want to 'book a visit' again and again."

For more ideas on creating the ultimate guest room or to browse the latest styles of furniture, comforters, throws, pillows, accent rugs and accessories, visit

About Ashley Furniture HomeStore
Ashley Furniture HomeStore, the #1 furniture retailer in the United States, delivers quality, affordable furniture to customers at over 425 independently owned and operated locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Japan. Ashley Furniture HomeStore is an exclusive provider of furniture from Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc., the largest furniture manufacturer in the United States.

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    Ashley Furniture HomeStore
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