My sofa is super comfy for my Bravo marathon watching Saturdays AND as a pullout for visitors. The smartest thing I ever did was purchase two slipcovers for it so I have a dark chocolate for fall/winter and white canvas for summer. Having tested a lot of sofas, this one passed with flying colors.
Bayside Full sleeper, $1899, Crate & Barrel
Lack, $7.99, ikea-usa.com
Visitors use to get their own set of keys on a Tiffany knock off keychain but after six sets returned home with the visitors, I wised up and now hang extra keys on a hang tag labeled with my address.
Tags, $8.79/1000, Staples.com
I bought towels monogrammed "Bailey's Bed & Breakfast" after a particularly brutal month of constant visitors. My guest towels are yellow while my personal towels are white. This helps me organize for visitors so they don't get the old college towel that I can't seem to part with.
Towels, $9 with FREE monogramming!, Thecompanystore.com
The old standby of putting out extra shampoos from nice hotels always seems to go over well. Because the sofa is by the window and gets light early, I also set out an eyemask. Rarely used by guests, it adds a Gia Gia Gabor feeling to the set up and makes me feel better as a hostess that I offered my version of a black out shade.
Eye masks, $19, pbteen.com
If I have my act together, I'll leave out a New York Post, New York Magazine or a New York Time Out & glass of wine to welcome them. Being provided up to date local news has always been appreciated by my inner tourist guide when traveling.
ps And come visit!