The holidays are fast approaching and ready or not, a lot of homes will be welcoming guests for holiday parties or family stays. Make sure your home is ready and create a warm and festive space that is still practical for housing extra guests.
Before hauling those boxes of holiday decorations out of storage, make sure your space is ready for additional items. Clear out the clutter and clean up by dusting, vacuuming and cleaning before starting in on the fun of decorating. By clearing out the clutter in any given space you will have room for those loved holiday decorates that only get to make their appearance once a year. If you are adding new holiday items to your décor, use them as replacements for other items as to not make the room feel crowded. Not only does clutter make more room for holiday décor, but it creates a welcoming space for your guests. Consider adding some hotel type perks to your guest room if your guests are staying overnight such as extra towels and blankets or even a luggage rack!
Measure First, Move Second
Incorporating a Christmas tree and making sure there is extra seating for guests can require some creative rearranging, which can turn out to be a lot of work. Save yourself valuable time and energy. Sketch possible arrangements out on a piece of paper and measure before moving any furniture. Taking measurements and making multiple sketches will ensure that you can create the best arrangement for your space without making it feel crowded.
Balance is Crucial
When rearranging furniture to make room for temporary decorations or space for guests, don’t think you have to end up with an unbalanced room just because you have added pieces. To start, pick a focal point. When adding in holiday decorations, the focal point is often different from what it usually is the rest of the year. Whether this is your Christmas tree, fireplace or something else, always use this as your starting point and arrange your furniture around your chosen focal point. After you have found new homes for the largest furniture pieces in the room, you have a little bit more freedom with smaller items, lamps and rugs.
Stop worrying about spacing issues, holiday décor and company for the holidays. Break things down and make it simple and create a warm, festive and practical space for you and your guests this season.