Be our guest: your guide to hosting for the holidays!

Quick version: Hosting for the holidays? This post will guide you through what will make your guests feel right at home, at a really great price!

Santa’s coming to town in just a few short weeks, which might also mean your family's coming to town, too! If you’re like us and holiday hosting this November or December, you might be thinking you need a little guest room refresh. My parents came into town for an early Thanksgiving celebration and while I was sooo excited for my mom to cook a big dinner and gather with our family, I also wanted to refresh our guest room to make their visit as comfortable and welcomed as I can!

This year I’m refreshing and making our guest room for my parents a little more neutral festive with the help of The Home Depot. I love the high quality and variety The Home Depot offers while staying within your budget, especially during their Black Friday savings! Here are my staple pieces for getting our guest room ready for visitors this holiday season – The Home Depot made it a breeze!

In a hurry? Shop my picks below:

How to get holiday savings for your home

With more than 2,200 stores across North America, chances are you’ll find everything you need to host for the holidays at The Home Depot! Here’s how you can save big during your online or store shopping:

From NOW through 11/29, shop up to 40% OFF select furniture, decor, and mattresses at The Home Depot! + Bonus Offer: + One Week Only: Extra 10% off Furniture and Decor with code HDHOMESAVE10 some exclusions apply.

Hosting for the holidays 101: fresh towels!

Fresh, new towels are one of THE best things to offer guests! I really like this 6-piece white set I got at The Home Depot. This dreamy set is UNDER $60 and gives guests everything they need with 2 bath towels, 2 hand towels, and 2 wash cloths.

Have more people staying over? Grab the 12 or 18-piece sets and shop from tons of cute colors! I went with the classic white and love how absorbent and plush these are.

There are TONS of great ratings on these towels and it’s something your guests will guarantee appreciate having handy. Shop these while they’re 25% OFF!

New bed sheets

Changing up the bed sheets (and I don’t just mean washing an old set) is a little change you can make that'll go a long way when you're hosting for the holidays! I picked up this cozy flannel gingham set to bring in the holiday vibes while making sleep just as good for guests as it is at home.

These sheets are 100% cotton flannel and give a subtle holiday feel while still working perfectly with my overall neutral look! You can go all out with some fun prints and patterns on these sheets, but regardless what color scheme you go with, these high-quality sheets are going to be temperature controlled and make a great night's sleep! Comfort is a top hosting priority – these provide that while also being super cute.

Decor lanterns

I love this set of 3 pretty glass and gold lanterns for decor on the dresser! You can do some fun battery-powered candles in these, or make your guest room feel like a hotel with some bedside chocolate.

They come in 3 various sizes and definitely help my guest room feel like an adult space. This type of decor can help your company feel like they’re in a hotel with modern, neutral touches that bring warmth to the room! Shop now while it’s 45% OFF.

Hosting for the holidays + serving up the essentials

Holiday guests left their travel toothbrush/toothpaste at home? Not a problem. Feeling hungry after a lengthy flight? We got you. I love displaying this gold metal decorative tray with all the comforts of home (or anything our visitors might have left behind)!

We love stocking this up with travel snacks and toiletries so our guests can grab whatever they need. This tray is timeless and can work all year round!

It’s deep enough to hold what you need and it has a mirrored bottom elevating the whole feel. This is an amazing deal UNDER $50 and will be an eye catching piece that your guests won’t miss!

serving tray

Modern vases

Super hot deal for a set of 3 medium-sized vases that help warm up the room when you're hosting for the holidays! I love the texture on these polished vases that have a slim neck – these would honestly work with or without greenery placed inside them. For just $25, this is a great find for 3 vases that I loved styling in our guest space.

Hosting for the holidays? Scents are a game changer!

A candle is an absolute game changer in a guest room! Even if you don’t want to light it as soon as guests arrive, keeping the lid off this Christmas candle has still filled our room with the yummiest scent (that's not overpowering) and really brings in the holiday cheer!

The 3 wicks help make the space inviting – maybe your family won’t want to leave. I love that this scented candle comes in SO many bold colors and scents, perfect for any room’s design and scent preference.


Kick back and relax

Vacation's all about taking time to relax after all! Give your guests the ultimate chill spot by putting this cotton pouf in the corner to work as a footstool for our chair.

Tons of high ratings on this find that’s UNDER $40! I of course went neutral to keep the flow of the room, but this extra seating or a foot rest can serve as a pop of color in your space, too.

This is super functional so whether you have guests or not, you can get value out of your pouf by moving it to different rooms as needed.

Woven wall art

This piece is great to help give a little life to an otherwise blank boring wall.

Even though it’s a woven piece, it’s super durable and overall can tie the room and bathroom together perfectly! If you're hosting for the holidays, grab it while it’s 25% OFF at The Home Depot.

woven wall art

This is how we do it: comfy guest room edition

I love creating a warm and inviting space for our family and friends to come visit! This makes spending the holidays together super special, and I’m so glad I got to work with The Home Depot to get my space ready with a light refresh and decorative touch. I hope this guide breaks down the essentials you’ll need for a guest space for Thanksgiving, Christmas, the New Year, or any time after that. Don’t forget to shop these finds through 11/29 to get 40% OFF select furniture, decor, and mattresses at The Home Depot! + Bonus Offer: + One Week Only: Extra 10% off Furniture and Decor with code HDHOMESAVE10 some exclusions apply.

Corrine Stokoe

Corrine Stokoe is a blogger, podcaster and content creator behind the brand Mint Arrow. She and her husband Neil live in South Orange County with their 5 kids, she runs her blog and business with 7 team members, where they find the best daily deals and share favorite finds in fashion and beauty. They also run a podcast called Mint Arrow Messages. Mint Arrow has been featured in Forbes, Women's Wear Daily, Business Insider, The Wall Street Journal, AdWeek and Allure. Corrine is passionate about sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ as often as she can and teaching others to use social media for good.

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