Spruce Up the Guest Bedroom with These Local Buys

The advice that you should periodically spend the night in your own guest bedroom is solid ~ is it comfortable? too hot? too cold? noisy? dark enough? does it actually accommodate a guest’s needs? You’ll find out all sorts of things if you stay a couple of nights as your own guest.

Here’s a list of items every guest bedroom should ideally have:

  1. Closet space with hangers, luggage rack or bench, drawer space
  2. A comfortable bed, clean sheets, enough blankets and a variety of pillows ~ feathered & non, a few different sizes.
  3. A nice throw or extra blanket in case the couple has different needs for warmth
  4. A bedside table and reading light
  5. Easy to reach outlets with available plugs for phones, etc. Or extension cords to make that happen. Or multi outlet surge protectors.
  6. A wastebasket. In both the bedroom and the bathroom
  7. A full length mirror. This is often forgotten and really nice to have
  8. Wifi Password written out
  9. Water pitcher and glasses or water bottles
  10. Nightlight in the bathroom that can be switched on or off. Flashlight also nice
  11. Curtains or some sort of privacy on all windows. I can’t tell you the guest bathrooms that have windows open view to the back yard. Awkward
  12. Sleep masks especially if your room is not very dark
  13. TV with remote and channel guide / easy use instructions
  14. Clean towels, Extra TP, soap and toiletries in bathroom
  15. Clock with alarm for the old school
  16. Tissues
  17. Magazines and/or books
  18. Candles or room spray. Sometimes unused rooms get stale smelling, this helps

We shopped the Charlotte stores to grab some of these and other great guest room comforts.

John Dabbs in Myers Park

Selection of Simon Pearce Lamps (Shelburne Lamp Shown)
William Yeoward Wisteria Bedside Carafe & Tumbler Set
Simon Pearce Woodbury Clock BUY HERE
Selection of Wastebaskets BUY HERE
Selection of Lands Downunder Throw Blankets
Selection of Decorative Books

Bedside Manor in SouthPark

Evelyne Prélonge’s Home Couture collection is dedicated to the world of exceptional Faux Fur. All creations are made in the workshop in France with the greatest care, and bring a touch of softness, luxury and elegance to any room. BUY HERE
The Dandi alpaca throw can be a wrap or a throw with its lightweight quality and playful pompoms. Available in 13 colors! BUY HERE
Sferra Linee – Duvet & More BUY HERE
Ann Gish Foot Throw and Shams – BUY HERE
Add a little seasonal cheer for holiday guests
Books & Seasonal Decor & Accessories

Laura Park Designs in Myers Park

Flower Child Emerald is featured on this inviting bed. Linen cotton duvets range between $540 – $575 and Microlux duvets range between $276 – $414. Bedding shams are available in matching colors and materials. Laura Park Bedding is in stock in 12 patterns and customers can custom order bedding in over 100 fabrics. 
Laura Park 22x22inch linen cotton pillows have a zip closer and pillow insert. They are over stuffed to make them look full and create a perfect “chop”! Our linen cotton pillows are available in 4 sizes: 14×20, 22×22, 26×26, and 14×36. This photo features our patterns Wintergreen, Brooks Avenue, and Martini Olives. 
Brooks Avenue Smooth Wallpaper is featured in this beautiful bathroom. It is sold by the yard and is $150 per yard in smooth and $207 per yard in grasscloth. We have 24 original wallpapers in smooth and grasscloth. 
The Birds of a Feather 2×3 floor mat is the perfect addition to your hallway, vanity, or bedside. Floor mats are available in 3 sizes: 2×3, 3×5, and 2x5x8, and they range between $78 – $200.
Our Signature Solids collection is one of our most popular, as it offers the perfect complement to our patterns. Each of the 4 patterns has an ombre effect. Our linen cotton pillows are available in 4 sizes: 14×20, 22×22, 26×26, and 14×36. 

The Buttercup Shop in Myers Park

Add a pop of color and whimsey with Charlotte’s own artist Windy O’Connor‘s  Chica pillow or painting turned textile lumbar pillow $180
Nothing says welcome like “the best” smelling sheets & towels.  This linen wash & spray is so luxurious, we recommend for your bedroom too $14-36 (varying sizes available)
Signed copy of local artist Anne Neilson, this coffee table book is uplifting.  The handmade Blessing Beads featured with the cross (heart also available) adds the perfect touch $70-90
LAFCO’s Guest Bedroom scent is Star Magnolia and what better way to extend southern hospitality?  Available in a diffuser or candle $42-115
This gold bee adds warmth and sophistication to any room.  Cache pot, photo frame and porcelain botanical diffuser $50-80


Gold and White Peace Dove Original Canvas Mini Art $40.00 BUY HERE
Angels, Madonna or Cross Art in Acrylic Frame $49.00 BUY HERE

Paper Skyscraper on East Blvd

A Little Greenery is always welcome
Snacks & Treats
Snacks & more
Sleep Masks!

Abode Home on East Blvd

Antique Marble topped Blue Chest $5,250
Blue Patterned Chair $2,260
Windy O’Connor Pillows $250
Hand Sanitizer $22 | Mask $20 | Designer Mask $25
The Cat’s Pajamas $130
Deluxe Fur Throw $198
White Burnt Out Floral Chair $1,370


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