Guest sweet!

Create a retreat for houseguests that makes them feel right at home. Some well-chosen accessories can turn a spare bedroom into a five-star getaway for the travel-weary. Here are a few ideas to spruce up this rarely-used space.

A variety of reading options, supported here with precious bookends, adds serenity to a guest suite.
Pair of 19th-century dog bookends, Staffordshire
$950, Fireside Antiques

Strategic lighting is essential. Select a lamp that’s equal parts functional and fabulous.
Double gourd lamp with banded barrel shade
$349, McMillin Interiors

A starburst mirror or eye-catching piece of art makes a seldom-seen room special.
Solid brass and Lucite wall sculpture, Baker
$9,570, Ty Larkins Interiors