Nate Berkus says these discounted essentials will 'refresh' our rooms at a time when they need upgrading the most

'The holidays are always a good excuse to give your guest room a refresh': Begin with these picks – on sale now

Nate Berkus
(Image credit: Courtesy of Nate Berkus and mDesign)

'Whether you're expecting guests or not this year, the holidays are always a good excuse to give your guest room a refresh,' Nate says – and we're not about to disagree. To give us a headstart, the designer reduced some homeware essentials for Black Friday – three of which he recommends as failsafe starting points. 

'Holidays are almost here, [and] you want to refresh your guest room? Here are three easy ways to do it. Why not add a velvet throw pillow? This one is in sage green. The color is really subtle; it's a nod to the holiday, but it looks good all year round.'

He specifically recommends the Decorative Cotton Velvet Throw Pillow that's currently reduced with a coupon via Amazon.

Decorative Cotton Velvet Throw Pillow | Was $39.99, now 35.99 at Amazon

Decorative Cotton Velvet Throw Pillow | Was $39.99, now 35.99 at Amazon

Designed by Nate Berkus, this sage pillow is as comfortable as it is stylish. Its soothing size is perfect for lounging but also accentuates any bed or sofa. It's durable enough to support our head and promises to impress for many holidays ahead.

Secondly, he recommends picking up his Hand Towel set, which is the result of years of craft from the designer. 

'I've spent years perfecting these; they're super soft, super absorbent, but they don't feel wet, if you know what I mean,' he comments.

'It doesn't feel moist, which is a very weird word, but it's a fantastic, easy upgrade to your guest room or guest bathroom. This dark navy looks beautiful with white, even with black and pale gray, so this is an instant upgrade.'

 4-Piece Hand Towel Set| Was $44.99, now $38.24 at Amazon

 4-Piece Hand Towel Set| Was $44.99, now $38.24 at Amazon

These plush cotton bath towels will elevate our daily shower and bath routine – bringing a spa-at-home feel that's kind to our face and skin. They come with a built-in loop for easy hanging (and drying), and as Nate mentions, this navy colorway goes with every kind of bathroom color scheme. 

The third upgrade is classic, involving Nate-approved luxury bedding for our guest bedroom (though, we admit, we might also grab a set for our space, too).

'These are in white, but they come in several different colors. It's a very crisp, cool feel; your guests will sleep well, and they'll thank you for being so considerate,' Nate says.  

Cotton Percale Sheet Set|Was $54.99, now $49.49 at Amazon

Cotton Percale Sheet Set|Was $54.99, now $49.49 at Amazon

These 200-thread count cotton percale sheets are both soft and durable – bringing a boutique hotel feel to any domestic setting. They are tightly woven to be cool to the touch and are cool in warmer months for a perfect sleep around the calendar. 

This Black Friday, Nate has also reduced some of his storage products, all of which will help us organize our home for the holidays. We've listed the best deals below, but they have a habit of selling out, so we need to act fast.  

Megan Slack
Head of Celebrity Style News

Megan is the Head of Celebrity Style News at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes, before becoming H&G's News Editor in April 2022. She now leads the Celebrity/ News team. Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and an expansive collection of houseplants.