Refresh Your Home for Summer Guests With These Walmart Finds Under $75
Make guests feel at home with these budget-friendly Walmart finds that celebrate the season.
The number one rule for thoughtfully outfitting a guest space is to think of yourself first. Really! Imagine what you'd want as a visitor — comfortable bedding, privacy, a few considerate extras. As a host, it really is all about the details when it comes to making guests feel welcome. Read on to see how to prep your home for summer guests with these affordable Walmart finds.
Provide a place for guests to unwind and have fun outdoors with easy-to-store seating, lawn games and comforting extras like a patio umbrella for shade.
Crisp + Cool Bedding
Bring in a coastal look to your guest suite with calming blues and whites reminiscent of the seaside. A cotton quilt is much cooler than a comforter or duvet, and lightweight percale sheets are a dream to clean (as the name of this set implies) and sleep in.
Make your guests' temporary living space feel welcoming and alive with the addition of plants. Whether you go for a fresh bouquet or a feathery fern, living plants always make a room appear more inviting. Including plants in a guest space lets them know that the room was set up with intention and care.
Seasonal-Inspired Bath Linens
Take inspiration from light and airy colors of the season by stocking the guest bathroom with fresh towels in summery hues of sunset pink, turquoise blue and deep-sea navy. You can even throw in some oversized beach towels that guests can take to the pool. (Beach towels often don't get packed since they take up a lot of room in a suitcase, so it's a nice touch to provide extras.)
Deep Sleep-Inducing Curtains
Keep in mind your guests' home time zone. Traveling in and out of time zones makes for a restless night's sleep, not to mention the additional factors of Daylight Saving Time and being in a different bed. Help them drift off to dreamland with chic light-blocking curtains. They even help cool the room, too — a much-needed feature during the summer.
Peel-and-stick wallpaper is one of the quickest ways to dramatically elevate a guest room. Opt for a luxe pattern in a dark shade to give off swanky, stylish hotel vibes. Keep with the fun, tropical theme by choosing a leafy motif, textural grasscloth or a subdued geometric design.
Even though we're taking cues from coastal style interior design, there's no need to go overboard or veer into the kitschy category. Offer a tasteful nod to your design inspiration by sprinkling in minimalist tropical art and rattan decor.
A One-Last-Look Full-Length Mirror
Give guests a spot to prep in the morning and at night by hanging a full-length mirror on the wall or a door.