holiday hosting: Guest Bedroom Coffee Bar
If you’re hosting for the holidays you proably have a million little details to get ready. Freshening up your guest bedroom might be one of your to-do’s and I’m here with a simple add that can help your holiday guests feel cozy and at home — a holiday coffee bar.
❝ making it easy for your guests to grab their morning cup of coffee at their convenience is a must.❞
The best guest room gives your guests everything they need to relax & unwind — I have a full post all about chic guest room touches you can add — but a coffee bar is a super simple add with a big impact. With a house full of guests, the kitchen can be a busy place and not only that, everyone might wake up a different time so making it easy for your guests to grab their morning cup of coffee at their convenience is a must.
designing your guest room coffee bar
Your coffee bar doesn’t need a ton of space: it can fit easily in a little nook or on the top of the dresser like mine. I used the top drawer of the dresser to house k-cups, napkins, and other coffee bar essentials. While the rest of the dresser has a couple empty drawers for guests’ things, and then a spare pillow, blanket, and towel.
I went with a single serve Keurig brewer because it is the perfect size for a coffee bar in a small space — and also so I could set it up and forget it and not have to deal with maintaining a water tank that comes on the larger coffee maker.
Include all the essentials like mugs, coffee cups & tea packets, sugar, stirrers, coasters etc. I also added some fun coffee liqueur with RumChata — just to add some holiday cheer. Little Bailey’s bottles would also be a cute add.
adding festive touches
In addition to all the essentials, I added a few festive touches to give the mini coffee bar some holiday flair. My Keurig was conveniently red, so I complimented it with a red felt snowflake liner for the tray — you can also use a holiday placemat to line your tray like this one or this one. For more red touches, I added small red ceramic spoons for stirring, and some red and white striped straws.
I also added some greenery with a sprig of faux mistletoe — the same kind I used for my Chic Christmas Tablescape and these DIY Modern Hoop Holiday Wreaths. Opting for real-looking faux greenery means you don’t have to worry about it staying fresh (or alive 😂). You can prep your guest room early and know that it will look just as perfect as the day you put it together.
You can see my before and after of my dresser top decor above — it went from a simple floral, lantern & accent setup to a chic and welcoming coffee bar that is all dressed up in holiday cheer for Christmas.
I’ll be leaving the coffee bar down there year round, but it will probably get a more permanent update once the holidays are over to help the room feel cohesive and cozy.
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