When you host Christmas, you are likely to have guests descending on you over the festive period. The first thing to think about is where are they all going to sleep? Whether you have a guest bedroom or a home office in the box room creating a welcoming space with bedroom furniture can be tricky. Once you have decided on sleeping arrangements it is time to tackle the space. Spare bedrooms or office rooms often end up being filled with the stuff that will not fit into other rooms AKA the dumping ground! Before Christmas it is a good idea to have a declutter and create some space for guests.
If you need some guest bedroom ideas and have a small spare room, then investing in a bed that will fit is essential, the Una double sofa bed is the perfect solution for a double bed in a small space. This chic looking sofa bed unfolds into a double bed with two cushions and when not in use it’s a stylish velvet sofa for relaxing.
If your guest space is an office then a small storage cabinet could be used to neatly store away unsightly paperwork. Incorporating a smaller sleeping solution may be necessary, consider the una single bed doubling up as a perfect accent chair which can fit snugly in the corner of any box room.
If you are lucky enough to have a dedicated guest bedroom, then perhaps an ottoman bed could be a good option as it provides plenty of storage for extra bedding or a place to hide Christmas presents.
Ensure you have some space for your family members to put their things. Having an extra drawer or even a hanging rail for them to use will be much appreciated. Having a bedside table with a lamp is also a nice touch with the bonus of added storage. Complete the room with a beautiful fragrant room diffuser and a houseplant for a homely finish.
Of course, food plays a such a significant role during Christmas time. Laying the table with beautifully matched plates, adding festive candles and sourcing beautiful Christmas crackers are all part of creating the perfect tablescape for your dining room. The dining table is the focal point when it comes to Christmas Day so dressing it is all part of the fun of hosting a festive dining experience. From selecting a tablecloth or runner to matching place mats there is a lot to consider. If you have an extending dining table or rectangular dining table like the Apollo, then you can play with lots of foliage along with candles and tea lights down the centre of the table for a rustic feel. If you have a round dining table, then you have an opportunity to create a beautiful centrepiece. Create your own Christmas wreath or just add a few touches of holly to finish off your table. An extendable table like the Amelia could be the best choice if you have a large space and are expecting lots of guests.
If you are feeling creative extend your festive decorating to the rest of the space, add hanging decorations over the dining table, or dress your sideboard with Christmas lights and baubles. Try to dress your table the night before Christmas so you can focus on preparing food the following day.
Christmas would not be Christmas without festive get togethers! You could be hosting pre-party cocktails with friends, popping the bubbly for the big day, or having some nibbles and drinks with the family on Boxing Day. Whether you are mingling in the kitchen or chatting in the living room be sure to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
Adding a drinks trolley or cabinet is the perfect way to create a conversation piece in your home. The Evelyn drinks trolly will add some vintage charm to your décor; fill it with your best glassware and favourite tipples to display in your living room or dining space. Alternatively, if you prefer to keep your wine glasses and drinks out of sight then having a stylish drinks cabinet could work better for you. Simply add a tray with a couple of cocktail glasses on top for an effortless look, or to create a festive finish why not add some foliage and a Christmas scented candle?
If the living room is the focus of your party, then think about the layout of your room. Are you hoping for a cosy feel with drinks around the fireplace or are you likely to have people rocking around the Christmas tree? Dress your space with elegant Christmas decorations and never underestimate the power of lighting. Make use of lamps and twinkling tree lights to create the perfect ambience in the living room.
Hopefully, our festive tips will allow you to host Christmas 2022 with ease. Shop Laura James home now.