Getting Your Guest Room Ready for the Holidays Plus Cariloha Giveaway

As Christmas draws near, many of us will be expecting family and friends that will be staying with us for several days over the holiday season. Some of us have to get the kids to double up to make room for family, while others have a spare room they can prepare. Taking the time to sprinkle a little holiday magic in your guest room will make your guests feel welcomed and loved. Here are a few suggestion on creating a warm and inviting holiday recluse for your guests with the help of Cariloha.

Plush Bedding

A quick way to amp up the comfort, color and chemistry of a room is to change the bedding. I love bamboo, especially organic, so I look to Cariloha for my linen options. Bamboo minimizes allergies because it reduces the amount of moisture in your bed which discourages one of the primary triggers of allergies, dust mites, from living in your bed.

Bamboo Bed Sheets

If you haven’t tried Cariloha bamboo sheets, you’re really missing out on some opulent bedding. The fabric is gentle, soothing, silky soft, comfortable and supple on the skin. You’ll naturally drift fall into a restful sleep. Another characteristic I really like about bamboo bedding is that it adjusts to your body temperature, so you’ll stay cool in summer and warm in winter, and it naturally wicks moisture away from your body. Bamboo is naturally hypoallergenic, antimicrobial, and is germ and odor resistant. It’s also highly sustainable, breathable, and biodegradable. These sheets have a 230 thread count and are available in 5 serene colors.

Cariloha Bamboo Duvet Comforter

Cariloha Comforter

clean icon Repel odors and allergens
bamboo icon Bamboo jacquard striping
cool icon Naturally thermal regulating
100% Viscose from Bamboo

Pamper your guests with a one-of-a-kind duvet comforter with an interior and exterior made entirely of eco-friendly viscose from bamboo. This quilt is luxuriously plush and soft and can be used all year round regardless of the weather. Made from the most sustainable resource on the planet, this bamboo duvet comforter is the answer to all your bedding comfort needs. The bamboo viscose fibers make it possible for the inserted filling to stay put, so you’ll enjoy more fluff and better comfort for a great night’s sleep. You’ll feel like you’re sleeping on a cloud. This comforter is dry clean only.


Ever walk into someone’s home and get hit with a pungent smell that’s a little offensive? So not cool! Walking into a home that smells heavenly is inviting, it’s warm, it’s welcoming and we want to hang around. We can give extra attention to our guest room by adding a diffuser or essential oil reeds, plus a selection of gentle and relaxing scents like lilacs, lilies, lavender, Frankincense, mandarin or Palo Santo. You can also mix a few drops of these oils in a spray bottle of water and mist the room as needed.

Add Flowers

Having a bundle of fresh flowers to greet your guests will go a long way. The uplifting fragrance will make them feel special. Every grocery store has a florist area where you can pick up a small bunch of flowers that are colorful and aromatic. Snip the ends off, put them in a cheerful vase and add them to the center of your room. Or if you prefer, a few poinsettias would be fitting for the occasion.

Stock Up on Essentials

The guest rooms bathroom should not be forgotten. Make sure supplies are fully stocked so your guests do not have to ask for these items. Have a selection of toiletries like toilet paper, soap, shampoo, lotion, deodorant and toothbrushes for guests who pack light or just forgot a few items. Also have extra blankets, a plush robe, a fresh stack of soft fluffy towels, a scented candle and a hamper.

Something to Read and a Few Games

Stock the bedside tables with current magazines, a newspaper and maybe a few maps. Have a selection of novels that will appeal to your guests. Many people like to wind their day down with an hour or so of reading. Or have a deck of cards and a few games handy for those you love to play backgammon or chess.

Coffee and Snacks

Make your guests feel like they’re staying in a 5-star hotel by supplying them with a coffee pot, some mugs, packets of sugar and cream and a few packages of cookies. You may also want to offer some healthy snacks like a bowl of fresh fruit. Everyone has that family member who gets up at 4 am and started their day with a fresh brew. Now they can with these conveniences.

With these few added touches, your guests will enjoy every moment in your home. This holiday season will be special for them and it will leave a lasting impression and create a fond memory.

Disclosure: I received the sheets and duvet comforter for review purposes only. All opinions expressed here are my own.