Now that the holidays are, quite literally, right around the corner it's time to take a look around and make sure your home is ready to accommodate the masses.
Whether you're planning a holiday gathering or expecting overnight guests, it's important to have your living space prepped for the big occasion. So here at 5 must haves for any home looking to entertain this holiday season.
1.) Dining room table
While you might not always opt to use your dining room throughout the year, the holidays are when it really shines. From small, intimate gathering to huge holiday meals, your dining room is a place to shut out distractions and focus on togetherness.
If you're short on space, try adding a bench seat to your dining room table to accommodate more seating. Lacking floor space? Try pushing your dining room table against one wall when not in use to allow guest more room to move throughout the room.
When hosting a holiday party one of the biggest things to consider is where you plan to serve food and drinks. A buffet is a great multi-functional piece for any home, particularly for those who like to entertain.
Keep your serving plates, platters and trays tucked away in the cabinets throughout the year and then use it as a serving space when the holidays roll around.
If you're looking to keep folks out of the kitchen, stage your food and drink in another room of the house on a buffet and your guests will most likely congregate around it.
3.) Proper lighting
When it comes to hosting guests always remember that the right lighting makes things look more inviting! Give your home a warm feel for those cold winter nights with soft lighting accents in all the right place.
Adding a table lamp or a wall sconce is a quick and easy way to transform any room and it will allow you to set the mood for whatever kind of gathering you plan to host.
4.) Specialty Glassware
From Christmas Day brunches to New Years Eve cocktail parties, if you're entertaining this holiday season there is a good chance you'll be serving up drinks to add to the merriment.
Make your holiday gatherings extra special this year with glassware that stands out. From martini glasses to champagne flutes, having the right glassware can really set the tone for a more up-scale affair.
5.) Comfort Sleeper Sofa
Accommodating guests over the holidays can always be a challenge - especially if your home is on the smaller size.
Maximize your space by investing in a quality sleeper sofa to turn your living room into a guest room in the blink of an eye. Comfort Sleeper Sofas are unlike any other sleeper sofa on the market with styles to match any design preference along with unrivaled comfort.
If you're looking to invest in some of these key pieces for your holiday entertaining, make sure to check out Artesanos Black Friday Sale where you can save 25% store-wide with delivery before Christmas Day!