If you’re the kind of gal who loves to have guests over for dinner and drinks or maybe dancing and cocktails, you’re gonna wanna design your home to make entertaining as easy and effective as possible. Luckily, it’s really easy to ensure your home is set up for guests. Below are some tips in Arranging Your Home Space for Entertaining.
Lots of Seating
One of the most important aspects of home decor is seating. You want everyone who comes into your home to be comfortable and that means lots of comfy chairs and couches. With that in mind, extra large sectional sofas are ideal. They can be arranged around focal points such as TVs and fireplaces and they allow everyone to share the same space comfortably, so whether you’re watching Netflix or having intimate little conversations with friends, you’ll all be comfortable.
Neutral Color Schemes
Not only are neutral color schemes an easy way of making your home seem larger, more open and far more elegant, but they act as a blank canvas. Why is that important? When you’re entertaining, you may want to add occasion appropriate decorations like pumpkins for Halloween or sparkly baubles for Christmas. If your color scheme is neutral, you can do this without any less than aesthetically pleasing color clashes. If you love color, add it to the room in the form of rugs, blankets, and throws which can be changed or removed depending on the occasion.
Spend Time on the Foyer
The foyer of your home is the place where you will receive your guests, so it makes sense to make it nice. Adding a console table with fresh flowers, planters filled with succulents or pretty pieces of art will elevate the space. Other than that, ensure there are plenty of hooks for hanging coats and a bench that guests can sit on to take off coasts and shoes if they wish to do so.
Entertaining guests os often means spending lots of time in the kitchen, both cooking delicious dishes and eating them. So, if you can, try to arrange your kitchen cabinets and appliances so that there is plenty of space to move around. Having a kitchen island is also a great idea as it’s centrally located in the room and a great place to gather around and enjoy canapes and cocktails. Real stone is ideal for entertaining kitchens as it’s hardy and looks beautiful.
If you’re lucky enough to have yard space at the back of your house, invest in some high-quality outdoor furniture including a table and chairs and a handful of sun loungers, and of course parasols for shade, so that you can make the most of any good weather that comes your way by taking the party outside.
Load the house up with smart technology such as speakers you can connect to anywhere in the house (including the garden) and lights you can turn on and off remotely, so you and your guests can enjoy yourselves wherever you may be in the home.
Have fun entertaining all your guests!