If you are opening your home up to the marauding hordes this season, you might be after a few pointers on the best way to do this – in the best style possible!
BRING HOME COMFORTS OUTSIDE
Even if it is getting cold outside, this doesn’t mean that it can’t be as cozy as possible.
If you have decided to focus your party or gathering on the great outdoors, then the least you can do is make it comfortable for your house guests out there!
To begin with, you are going to need some sort of heating outside, so think patio heaters and fire pits, to keep the home fires burning!
Warmth can be found also in accessories such as throws and cushions. These days, it is no longer sufficient to have a hard or inhospitable garden bench or furniture outside. The seating you have outdoors should be almost as good as the couch you have inside your home.
So we would be looking for the very best quality outdoor couches, hammocks, chairs and other comfy seating – not forgetting to accessorize it with cozy and plush feeling throws, to aid your guest’s comfort.
SHOW OFF YOUR BEST CROCKERY
That deluxe dining set you’ve kept shoved at the back of your cupboards for the last ten years – who is it for?
Unless you are expecting a visit from royalty, the chances are that it will simply never be used, and what is the point of that?
Get out your best china and dining services and let them see some action when you are entertaining, it’s why you’ve got them, after all!
BUT KEEP IT CASUAL TOO
Whereas impressing your guests with beautiful things is definitely going to score you some brownie points, this doesn’t mean everything has to be like a formal black tie event.
These are your friends (at least, they are meant to be!) so there is nothing wrong with a touch of comfort casual – that means beautiful chenille throws on the backs of chairs or any other domestic touches that increase the sensuality in the room.
OPEN UP THE KITCHEN TO GUESTS
Don’t make your kitchen off limits to your guests – you have probably spent a small fortune on your latest remodel, so it makes sense to let people have a look at it, during your party. They’re going to end up there anyway, so why not?