Getting Married? Use Your Gift-Registry Picks to Outfit a Guest Room
After the wedding comes the honeymoon, and after that come guests who just can't wait to spend time with you lovebirds. If you're fortunate enough to have a guest room (or even a corner that you can turn into a space for visitors), then it's a smart idea to include some necessary items on your wedding registry. Think about it: not only will it help you outfit the guest space, but it'll also be sweet to show visitors that "their" wedding gift is being put to good use.
Naturally, you need look no further than Bed Bath & Beyond for sheets, towels, and other guest necessities — and lucky for you, we've highlighted a few of our favorites for your registry-filling needs.
Urban Habitat Brooklyn 7-Piece Full/Queen Comforter Set
Available in six colors, this Urban Habitat Brooklyn 7-Piece Full/Queen Comforter Set ($170) contains everything you need to finish off a guest bed: a tufted cotton comforter, pillow shams, and throw pillows. Just add sheets — more on that next.
Nestwell Egyptian Cotton Sateen 625-Thread-Count King Sheet Set
Your guests are going to need sheets, and you'll want them — both the bedding and your guests — to be comfortable. The Nestwell Egyptian Cotton Sateen 625-Thread-Count King Sheet Set ($116, originally $165) is well priced for the high level of quality, and it's offered in a well-edited range of muted colors. Register for a set in a color that's different from your personal sheets, so you'll be able to keep the sets straight in your linen closet.
Luminara Real-Flame Effect 4.5-Inch Pillar Candle
Candles create instant ambiance, and this Luminara Real-Flame Effect 4.5-Inch Pillar Candle ($25) gives all the vibes and none of the fire-hazard risk. Place one on the nightstand to make guests feel welcome (and to help you stop worrying about whether Aunt Dolores remembered to blow out the candle).
Studio 3B Arched Top Leaner Mirror
Nothing makes a small room feel larger than a well-placed mirror. The arched silhouette of this Studio 3B Arched Top Leaner Mirror ($230) is perfectly of the moment, but it's not so trendy that you'll be tired of it in 10 years. And since it leans against the wall, you won't even have to install it. Done and done.
Haven Organic Cotton 6-Piece Terry Bath Towel Set
Giving guests a stack of matching towels is such a classy move, and this Haven Organic Cotton 6-Piece Terry Bath Towel Set ($54) is incredibly well priced for organic fabric. Better still, it contains two washcloths, two hand towels, and two bath towels — exactly the right amount for a visiting couple. Pro tip: choose a darker color, like this rich gray, so guests' makeup won't leave marks behind.
Squared Away Arrow Weave Underbed Bags
These Squared Away Arrow Weave Underbed Bags ($22) are a smart way to store linens, towels, and other guest-room essentials when they're not in use. Slide them under the bed for storage, and you'll never have to travel far when it's time to make up the room. Simple!
Brookstone Perfect 18-Inch Full Air Mattress
Even if you're lucky enough to have a guest room, there may be times when you just need more sleeping space. Enter this Brookstone Perfect 18-Inch Full Air Mattress ($290), which inflates in just 63 seconds and auto-deflates for quick storage. You never know when you'll need it — but you'll be so glad to have it.
Studio 3B Cotton Velvet 3-Piece King Quilt Set
A guest room provides an opportunity to really lean into a statement color — something like the ochre in this Studio 3B Cotton Velvet 3-Piece King Quilt Set ($190). It comes with a soft velvet quilt and matching pillow shams — not to mention an abundance of style.