Please upgrade your browser for the best Refinery29 experience. Read more.
If we had a dollar for every time we entertained a last-minute houseguest, we'd have enough money to run our own hotel. Sure, you love having people stay with you, but there's a fine line between an extended sleepover and a weekend-long burden. Still, there's really no need for stressing out and straining your relationship.
Whether you have a whole guest bedroom to spare or just an air mattress, it's not very difficult to show your temporary roommate loads of hospitality without unraveling. Ahead, we've broken down eight steps to hosting guests the right way — and who knows, maybe they'll pick up a tip themselves for when they return the favor.
Want even more R29? Get the latest news, tips, and can't-resist stories delivered straight to your newsfeed, in real time. Like us on Facebook — we'll see you there!
Styled by Kira Corbin
Photographed by Alice Gao
Despite what Kim Kardashian may tell you, septum piercings aren't just for those with gothic leanings. These days, they're pretty much everywhere you go. Rihanna showed off hers on the cover of W, one of our colleagues spent a week wearing a faux one, Azealia Banks wore one in her music video for "Chasing Time," and read
Deciding which photos to use from Jillian Dresser and Joe Del Senno's online wedding album was no piece of cake. And, trust us, we see a lot of the same-old, same-old wedding party shots. Photographer Jacob Arthur captured their obvious gorgeousness and sweet moments against the perfect old-school glamour of 501 Union read