A chic city apartment furnished in mid-century style with accent furniture including a bookcase, a wine cabinet, and a standing desk set as a dining table.

The Best Accent Furniture When You’re Having Houseguests

“Make yourself at home!” If that’s something you find yourself saying often, you might be in need of some simple tricks to make your job as host or hostess easier.

But whether it’s for weddings, milestone birthdays or holidays, you can position yourself as the “host with the most” with the best accent furniture to make your guests feel welcomed and comfortable. Here are just a few ideas from Twin Star Home® that can make a difference the next time you have overnight visitors.

Making a Strong First Impression

No matter how long it’s been since you’ve last seen them, when your guests arrive at your home, you want them to be impressed. Wow them instantly by adding a wall mantel electric fireplace to your living or family room, which will serve as the perfect spot to display family photos, seasonal décor, plants, and more.

For a statement piece to match your traditional décor, consider the Tequesta Wall Mantel, which has the appearance of hand-crafted stone for a rustic look. Compact, yet eye-popping, it’s easy to fit into your living spaces. And when the electric fireplace insert is roaring, your guests will become even more excited for their visit.

If contemporary is more your style, check out the Carrara Wall Mantel. Its stunning marble veneer and white finishes will enhance your space AND allow you to implement a supplemental zone heating strategy to save money when those chilly days and nights come along. Plus, when you consider its Spectrafire 3D flame effect technology, the combination of a realistic fire and sharp design will make it difficult for your guests to want to leave.

No room for a wall mantel? You can save your floor space and still enjoy space-saving heat with a wall-mounted electric fireplace. The Latitude Run Roven Wall Mounted Electric Fireplace offers a wide glass display with a three-sided panoramic view of the dancing flames. Hang it on any wall as striking décor, or attach the legs and set it on a flat surface as you would a picture frame. Its heater alone is a wise investment, as it can warm up to 1,000 square feet.

A white and gray room with a hanging PanoGlow wall mounted electric fireplace and a white wintry scene outside.

A wall-mounted electric fireplace can add warmth and make a striking focal point your guests will love.


Make them Feel at Home with the Right Accent Furniture

During their stay, your family and friends will appreciate you going the extra mile to ensure they feel welcomed and equipped with everything they need. A stylish kitchen cart can do the trick, set up as a coffee station where guests can help themselves to coffee or tea.

An accent cabinet, like the Moraga 1 Door Accent Cabinet also helps add a touch of home while your guests are on the road. With a trendy sliding barn door, you can keep supplies like towels, washcloths, and blankets concealed while displaying photos or knick-knacks. The top surface is the perfect spot for a welcome sign or a basket of goodies for your guests.

Another great way to make guests feel at home is to create a cozy nook in their space, where they can sit and read or check emails. A table with USB charging, like the Mirando End Table shown below, is a great piece to help create such a nook.

Accent furniture including a side table with integrated USB charging in a rustic room with white paneling and apothecary shelves with seashells.

A side table with USB charging can help you create a nook in a guest room where they can relax with a book and charge devices.


 Another great way to upgrade your space is with a multifunctional piece like the Ashford Bookcase. A versatile addition to any room, its pure gray sides, high-gloss white top and front, and brushed nickel hardware will make it one of the most impressive home furnishings in the room. The adjustable, removable partitions make organizing simple. Place them on any shelf or remove them for multiple configurations. The two lower drawers a perfect place to store your office supplies or linens for your guests.

A white and gray bookcase with vertical dividers styled a like a dressing room with jewelry, shoes and a hanging outfit.

The Ashford bookcase in a guest room can offer customizable space that guests can arrange in a way that offers them nooks for their belongings. Styled by Shannon Ggem.


Accent Furniture that Adds Warmth and Comfort

Whether they’re staying in your guestroom or a futon in the living room, make your guest’s stay extra cozy with a touch of warmth and ambiance. For an item that can be set up anywhere in your home, consider the Wrought Studio Danyell Electric Fireplace. Featuring three-sided panoramic views of the realistic dancing flames, it also boasts a chevron pattern across its decorative back panel for a hint of sophistication that can beautifully complement your existing décor.

This PanoGlow™ electric fireplace also provides you with the opportunity to add heat when you need it, in whichever room your guests are staying, so you can be sure they’ll feel cozy and comfortable. Its powerful 5,200 BTU heater can warm up to 1,000 square feet of its surrounding area. It also utilizes infrared quartz heat to keep the room’s humidity at ideal levels, preventing the air from drying out.

Prepare for Guests with the Best Accent Furniture

Regardless of how many people you’re hosting and when, you can make your space more welcoming than ever with the best accent furniture from Twin Star Home. Check out our blog, Ideas and Inspiration for more tips and tricks, or subscribe to the Twin Star Home email newsletter for a regular dose of wow in your inbox!