Things Every Seasoned Host Has

Time Several Hours

Budget $ $$$

Skill Level

WORDS BY Gillian Grefe

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Published on July 24, 2019

With summer in full swing, it’s the perfect time to prepare your home for expected and unexpected guests. If, like us, your goal is to sweep your visitors off their feet, then it’s important to create a comfortable and welcoming space.

There’s no better way to get started than by adding that extra little something to each room of your house.

Read on for a few of our favorite hosting odds and ends that will give your guests something to talk about long after their visit.

Set the atmosphere with a fresh-smelling candle. This blend of bright, tropical fruits and florals suits nearly anyone’s taste. The metallic jar and stone lid compliment eclectic living rooms or modern offices well, too.

Outfit your guest bedroom bedside table with this decanter so your friends and family can pour themselves a nightcap at their leisure.

Dot Glass Decanter from Horchow

Who wouldn’t want to freshen up with this nourishing milk and oatmeal concoction? Place this in a guest bathroom, hallway powder room, or both.

The perfect combination of soap and lotion to keep your guest comfortable. Get it for your hosting space.

This woven baby alpaca blend is incredibly cuddly and made for wrapping up in. While summer weather doesn’t necessarily require an extra layer, it’s nice to have one ready for those who run cold in the evenings.

Whether or not you want returning visitors, you may be stuck with a few after you make your home a refuge.

Check out more interior design and hosting tips at the Hideaway.

Cream Throw Blanket from Brooklinen

Words by Erika Torvik