Your new home is a place to get away from the hustle of daily life. But you also have to admit that it’s one of the best places to entertain and spend quality time with family and friends. For those who love to entertain, this can come with a little work—from small changes to large, depending on your budget and desired level of effort.
If you’re one of those who love to welcome guests in your new home, here are five easy tricks to help you make the space entertainment-ready:
Think about seating.
Depending on the space that you have, it’s important to plan different seating options throughout your house. Aside from the living area, you should also think about seating in the dining area, the entertainment room, or the backyard if you have those spaces.
A sectional sofa is very popular these days because it offers plenty of seating without making a room look cramped. You can also take the entertainment outdoors by adding artificial grass into your backyard or patio for that green feel without the costly maintenance of real grass.
Make use of your kitchen.
Guests these days don’t just love to congregate around the dining table, but they also love talking around a kitchen island or counter filled with appetizers, beverages and desserts. Now, if you don’t have the luxury of a huge kitchen island, you can use moving carts as additional storage and keep your countertops clear so you can also put food on them.
Offer different entertainment areas.
This is especially important if you’re entertaining a large number of guests who have different interests. To keep the traffic flowing around your house, you can make use of different areas for guests to choose from. For instance, those who prefer the outdoors could relax in your patio or deck and those who like to stay indoors could use your living and dining areas.
Play with lighting.
Even if you have a small space, good lighting can do a lot in setting the right mood for entertaining in your home. If you’re welcoming guests for brunch or afternoon snacks, then you should maximize natural lighting by opening up your windows and doors. If you’re entertaining during the night, you can invest in different types of lighting that you can play with, depending on how you’d want the mood in your party to be.
Invest in an outdoor space.
The great thing about entertaining at home is that you’re not just limited to what’s inside the house. With outdoor living now a huge trend, you can maximize your backyard by installing a deck or patio and creating an outdoor space where you can entertain any time of the year.
Entertaining at home doesn’t have to be expensive. Once your home is ready to welcome guests, you just need to prepare some food, throw in some drinks, and be a great host to your family and friends. Follow these five easy tricks to help you get started in making your home entertainment-ready so you can start planning parties soon.