A guest bedroom should be more than just a place to sleep. Imagine how welcome your houseguests will feel when you create a homey retreat for them, a place they can go to rest, read and, yes, sleep.

[large mirror]
Guests will appreciate having a large mirror in their room, particularly if bathroom space is shared. Mirrors also add elegant style and make the room seem larger. Shown is a large, brushed-metal mirror from Wilson Lighting.Trending-ADD-Wilson
Photo: Wilson Lighting

[room-darkening shades]
Help your guests get all the rest they need with stylish, room-darkening blinds or shades. Silhouette A Deux window shades from Hunter Douglas feature a Silhouette room-darkening roller shade on a single headrail for three ambience choices: translucent, dimming and room darkening.Trending-Hunter-Douglas-silhouette_adeux_bedroom_4
Photo: Hunter Douglas

[reading material]
Lose the TV and offer your guests a stocked shelf of quality reading material, from books to photo-heavy periodicals. The sleek Array Bookcase in silver from CB2 has just a 14-inch footprint, making it especially ideal for smaller spaces. Each removable shelf can hold up to 9 pounds.Trending-arraysilverbookcaseFC12
Photo: CB2

[handy hooks]
A stylish strip of wall hooks provides a quick and easy place for guests to hang jackets, purses, hats, scarves and more. West Elm’s Geo Multi Hook is as striking as it is functional. Made of steel with an antique brass finish, it looks great even when empty.Trending-Geo-Multi-Hook-West-Elm
Photo: West Elm

[comfy bed]
A good night’s sleep is of course the top priority, but an ultra-comfy bed doesn’t have to break the bank. The affordable Yoga Bed uses an advanced layered system specifically designed to support the body by dispersing weight evenly and reducing pressure points that cause tossing and turning. It’s available locally at The Back Store.Trending-YogaBed-Press-1404-HighRes
Photo: The Back Store

[welcome basket]
Make out-of-towners feel extra special with a welcome basket of local treats. Gifts St. Louis’ new Taste of St. Louis gift basket includes local favorites like Switzer’s licorice, Billy Goat Chips, Mound City Nuts, Bissinger’s chocolates, Mom’s Pretzels and Dad’s cookies, among other goodies. A visitor guide and map can be added.Trending-Taste-of-St-Louis-Gift-Basket-Box
Photo: Gifts St. Louis

[good lighting]
Provide soft lighting so guests can relax or read. The ELK lighting Regina Collection wall sconces in brushed nickel have a built-in, adjustable LED reading light so you can read in bed without disturbing a sleeping bedmate.Trending-Holt-Lighting-Regina-Sconce
Photo: Holt Lighting Depot

[luxurious bedding]
Top the bed with soft, inviting and luxurious bedding that your guests can’t wait to dive into after a long day, like the Sidney Comforter Set in white from Bed Bath & Beyond. The billowing, ruched fabric is like a fluffy cloud, and the crisp white sheets echo the luxury of a fine hotel.Trending-Sidney-Bedding-from-BB&B
Photo: Bed Bath & Beyond