Interior designer Bunny Williams shares 11 ways to make your summer houseguests feel right at home.
1. Set Out Throw Pillows
Throw pillows should serve more than just a decorative purpose. A layer of cushions instantly corrects the problem of a too-deep sofa. But avoid over-accessorizing a shallow one-remember, people need space to sit.
2. Offer Light Reading
Stock guest rooms with good reads and encourage visitors to take books home with them.
3. Keep Lighting Dim
Everyone looks (and feels) better in low lighting. So consider installing dimmers on your overhead fixtures, especially in the dining room.
4. Offer Storage Space
Give visitors an obvious spot to stow coats and bags. A row of pegs or hooks in a foyer does the trick.