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5 Ways To Make Your Home Perfect for Entertaining

Monday, November 14, 2022

 

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Although the wintertime gives you the chance to make your home cozy, you might also feel like you have some entertaining to do over the holiday season. If you love to host, you’ll have plenty of chances to invite friends and family over. But you can’t just squeeze everyone into the living room and hope for the best. Instead, you need to make your home perfect for entertaining, and here are five ways to make that happen.
 
Create Enough Space

The first thing you should do is create enough space so guests don’t feel they are stacked on top of each other. If you have a big home, you can easily rearrange the furniture to create a more open-plan style, but a small space might feel more complicated.

Although it can be tricky, you might be surprised at how many people you can squeeze into your home. Getting creative with the layout is vital, so you may need to remove some items to accommodate more bodies, but at least everyone will have somewhere to sit.

Make the Most Of All Rooms

If you have a small house, you can also make the most of all the rooms. You don’t want people to distance themselves from each other, which can be a risk if there are multiple spaces around the house, so designated rooms for different purposes, such as food or games, is ideal. If the weather is mild enough, you can make the most of your outdoor space to make the house feel bigger.

Automate Your Lighting

Lighting is always important for parties and gatherings, yet you don’t want to spend time flicking lights on and off or setting up mood lighting for when the music starts. You can avoid this by arranging for lighting control that provides a more energy-efficient approach and can help you create the perfect vibe for when the party cranks up a notch.

Set Up the Speakers

Similarly, you want to make sure that everyone can hear the music. This doesn't need to get everyone on the dancefloor, but it can still help provide an atmosphere throughout the evening. If you want something easygoing, you can set up your speakers in the dining room or the living room where people are hanging out. Make sure it’s not too loud though because you don’t want to drown out conversation.

Use Your Decor to Your Advantage

Your decor can also help you create the perfect party-ready home. Use rugs, baskets, and tables to create a pathway through the home. You can also use throws and pillows to establish the best seating areas for anyone who isn't fortunate enough to grab a spot on the sofa. This approach ensures everyone can feel comfortable no matter what time they arrive.

The Hostess With the Mostess

While you don’t need to throw lavish events the whole community will attend, you can still find ways to improve your home and make it the perfect space for friends and family to come, especially over the holidays. These tips will make your home the best place for big parties or small gatherings, ensuring you have everything you need.


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