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Fit out your pad with furniture and accessories that create personality, add storage and create a fresh feeling for your guests. Maryam Siddiqi breaks down five easy ways to shine in the sharing economy

Ikea PS cabinet, $129 at Ikea (www.Ikea.ca).

Ikea PS cabinet, $129 at Ikea ( www.Ikea.ca).

Rasmus Skovgaard

DOUBLE DUTY

This lockable steel cabinet is ideal for storing personal belongings and other items visitors shouldn't have access to, but acts as a shelving space for guests to use. Best of all, it can be cleaned easily with a wet cloth.


Washed linen duvet cover set in dark petrol, $149 at H&M (www.hm.com).

Washed linen duvet cover set in dark petrol, $149 at H&M ( www.hm.com).

BEDDED BLISS

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Separate sheet sets are a quick way to transition your home to a guest accommodation. This durable 100-per-cent linen bedding from H&M Home gets softer the more it's washed and it can be tumble dried.


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Bon Voyage 2017 Rifle Paper Co. oversized wall calendar, $29.95 at Indigo (www.chapters.indigo.ca).

Bon Voyage 2017 Rifle Paper Co. oversized wall calendar, $29.95 at Indigo ( www.chapters.indigo.ca).

ART START

Instead of personal photos, consider more functional wall accents like this calendar. Filled with original illustrations of wanderlust-inspiring destinations including Amsterdam, Paris and London, it will help keep your visitor's vacation plans on schedule.


Grid tower, $299 at CB2 (www.cb2.com).

Grid tower, $299 at CB2 ( www.cb2.com).

NICE STASH

Whether you're looking to add storage space for your own items or shelving for guests' belongings, this minimalist, industrial-inspired tower is versatile enough to look good in every room of the house.


Ultrasonic aroma diffuser, $89 at Muji (www.muji.us).

Ultrasonic aroma diffuser, $89 at Muji ( www.muji.us).

SCENT HIT

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Turn on this diffuser to set the atmosphere for guests. It also houses a light, which is useful when they're trying to find the bathroom in the middle of the night, or to help reclaim your space after they depart.


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