Holiday Guests: How to Create an Inviting Guest Space

Beth Rice 07/10/2016

Got guests?  If you’ve got friends and family planning to stay with you for the holidays, we’ve got the goods on creating a warm, inviting guest space with solid wood Amish furniture.

It’s quite possible that as you start thinking about your holiday menu, the perfect gift for that family member who has everything, and the holiday recitals you need to attend for the kids, Great Aunt Ida will plan on coming to visit for a week smack dab in the middle of it all. Don’t worry, we’ve got a list to help guide you with guest room furniture options that fit the bill.

Getting Your Guest Room Ready

Furnishing a guest room means selecting furniture that is warm and inviting, and will work for you. All of our solid wood Amish furniture is built with function and family in mind. Customizing your selections is what we do best, with the little details making all the difference.

Begin with a Bed

Beds that offer storage and save you space are ideal for a guest bedroom. The Amish Old Mission Murphy Bed provides a stylish foldaway bed with optional bookcases to provide reading material for guests.

amish old english mission wall murphy bed

With a bookshelf, storage drawers and a mini-wardrobe included, the Amish Deluxe Bunk Bed with Storage provides room for guests to get organized, not to mention how fun it is for visiting cousins to sleep in bunk beds!

amish loft bed with six drawer chest

The six-deep drawers of the Amish Modern Platform Storage Bed provide room for guests to unpack and prevent the uncomfortable feeling of living out of a suitcase.

Amish Modern Platform Storage Bed

Create a Closet

Tuck suitcases away and provide guests with room to hang clothes in the Amish Pine Wood Wardrobe Armoire. Built in solid wood drawers are perfect for storing extra blankets and pillows. Supply some hangers and tuck a bathrobe inside to offer guests some extra comfort.

Amish Pine Wood Wardrobe Armoire

A chest of drawers like the Amish Broadway 5-Drawer Chest provides space for guests to organize clothing for their stay. Tuck extra blankets in one of the bottom drawers.

Amish Broadway 5-Drawer Chest


Select Some Seating

Provide guests with a place to lounge after a long car or plane ride. The Amish Mission Prairie Chair Bed opens up to a bed for guests to catch a nap.

Amish Mission Prairie Chair Bed

Provide a Nightstand

The Amish Adrianna Nightstand with Three Drawers provides room for fresh cut flowers, a clock, lamp and books.  Leave some water and snacks out to quench late-night thirst and cravings.

Amish Adrianna Nightstand with Three Drawers and Opening

Add a Mirror

Let guests review their wardrobe as they get ready for an evening out with the Amish Victorian Full Length Cheval Floor Mirror to show their sparkling reflection.

Amish Victorian Full Length Cheval Floor Mirror

Create a Coffee Corner

Perhaps your visitors rise early. Provide a coffee and tea station in their guest room with the Amish Hardwood Utility Cart with Adjustable Shelf to help serve. This way they won’t wake the rest of the house while moving about in the kitchen.

Amish Hardwood Utility Cart with Adjustable Shelf

Gear up in the Guest Bathroom

Keep extra fluffy towels with a basket of toiletries that guests may have forgotten in the Regina Amish Custom Bathroom Vanity Cabinet Console. Be sure to include some handmade moisturizing goats milk soap for them to enjoy.

Regina Amish Custom Bathroom Vanity Cabinet Consoles


Don’t run out of toilet paper. Stock the Amish Pine Bathroom Toilet Paper Holder ahead of time.

Amish Pine Bathroom Toilet Paper Holder

No guest room? No worries. Supply your den, family room, or living room with The Amish Mission Prairie Sofa Bed that performs double duty as a luxury sofa and cozy bed.

Amish Mission Prairie Sofa Bed

Keep family and friends comfortable and happy during their holiday visits with Amish-made furniture.

Beth Riceby Beth Rice (110 Posts)

Beth Rice started a dream job when she began as a content writer for DutchCrafters in 2015. She has an A.A. Degree from Manatee Community College, and studied Journalism at the University of South Florida for one year. Her published work includes a short story in Chicken Soup for the Soul's "My Amazing Mom" edition and one children's book, "I"m Adopted, I'm Special." Conveying the qualities, functions and benefits of DutchCrafters furniture keeps her creative as she contributes to content throughout the website. An avid reader and devoted runner, Beth hopes to publish a novel in the future. DutchCrafters Timber to Table blog was started in 2012 to provide our customers and other readers with woodworkers stories, Amish culture information, and furniture selection or interior design tips.

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