when you realise you are the one hosting a Christmas gathering at your place
this year and you need to think about accommodating extra guests. Where do I start?
Gullifer, stylist at Focus on Furniture said, “There is nothing more daunting than realising
you are the one hosting a Christmas lunch or dinner. Entertaining guests with
maximum impact this Christmas can be achieved by planning how you will
accommodate your guests with the right food, entertainment, furniture pieces
advises following the below steps when planning your home to accommodate extra
guests with elegant furniture this Christmas:
1. Clear the hallway.
Creating an impressive entrance is
definitely the first step to welcoming your guests. Store away shoes and other
personal items and add a bunch of fresh flowers on your hall table to create a
warm and welcoming environment.
2. Select your seating.
Work out how many guests you need to
accommodate and figure out if you require additional seating in your home.
Adding elegant barstools around your kitchen or dining areas for additional
seating and conversation is an effective option. Or you could explore adding
more dining chairs such as Focus on Furniture’s Ibiza
Dining Chair around the dining table or living areas if required.
3. Create an elegant dining table.
Selecting a dining table is crucial to
ensuring everyone is accommodated, comfortable and for easy flow of
conversation and easy access to food and drinks. Most dining suites are
available from 3pce to 11pce. Check what dimensions you require to entertain
your guests and ensure the seating is evenly spaced. Once you have the dining
table sorted, check if you have the exact number of placemats, plates, cutlery,
napkins and glassware required to set the table. If you are hosting a formal
gathering, you might opt for adding the guest’s name on a place card so they
can easily find their seat. Add a fresh bunch of flowers or assorted candles to
the centre of the table and keep them at a reasonable size so it’s not hard to
see and talk to each other.
4. Spruce up your sofa.
If you have a large sofa in your
home, encourage guests to use it. If you are in the market for a new sofa,
discover new lounging luxuries with Focus on Furniture’s versatile Winslet
modular sofa. Suitable for a large family and entertaining guests, the
generously sized modular sofa is beautifully upholstered in Caden grey fabric
with sturdy timber legs, offering neutral tones to effortlessly blend into your
existing living space. If you have a large crowd, think about adding ottomans
and keep coffee or side tables close by the sofas to offer guests nibbles and
5. Add pops of colour.
Inspire creativity and a bit of
decorative flair by adding pops of colour to your sofa. These are quick and
easy ways to dress a sofa and make your guests feel right at home. Add
patterned scatter cushions with vibrant colours or a pretty textured throw to
your sofa. It will make an impact and give a fresh new look to celebrate the
some simple solutions that can accommodate extra guests and make them feel
comfortable in your home so you can welcome them with confidence this
Christmas,” said Melissa.