Christmas really is the most wonderful time of the year, with so many opportunities to see family and friends, have cosy nights in front of the fire and spend quality time with the ones you love. When the festive period arrives, you want to make sure you’re prepared to play host, with your home feeling warm and welcoming, and with these key tips, you’ll be able to ensure your living areas are the perfect place to enjoy a magical Christmas!
A Seasonal Spruce Up
Giving your living room a good spruce up before the countdown to Christmas begins will really help you to keep on top of the tidying over the festive period. When you have lots of people coming and going you want to make sure your home is neat and tidy, so think about how you can organise your living areas to have a happy home. Try to eliminate any clutter or miscellaneous items that have made their way into the living room and ended up sitting on the coffee table or sideboard, as this will help to free up essential surface space for when you have guests. By tidying up your living room, from hoovering and dusting to plumping the cushions and folding your throws, you’ll instantly feel a positive change in the feel and look of your living areas.
Additional Seating Arrangements
You may find that your current living room set-up isn’t quite right for the number of guests you’re expecting to have throughout Christmas, so it’s time to turn to plan b. Having additional seating options is going to be hugely beneficial, not just for ensuring everyone has somewhere to sit, but also making sure you have everyone close together, so it’s time to think about how you can bring more seating into your living room, without completely overcrowding the space you have. This is a great way of bringing everyone together in your home, whether that’s to watch a Christmas film, play a board game or simply sit for a good catch up!
Plenty of Warmth
Having a warm and cosy living room is a must when it comes to Christmas, especially when it’s wet and cold outside. There are lots of wonderful ways in which you can bring the warmth to your interiors, but the most popular way is to add some stylish cushions and chunky throws, perfect for enhancing rustic oak furniture. Having lots of cosy cushions scattered around the living room will help to enhance the décor, but also bring comfort when winding down and relaxing. Similarly, beautiful throws will be perfect for snuggling up with on a cold evening, in front of the fire or watching your favourite movie.
Whether it’s cheesy Christmas films or a traditional game of Monopoly, you need to make sure you have plenty of entertainment for the festive period. From board games to cards, choose a fun selection of games to stock up the cupboard and provide hours of entertainment throughout. You should also ensure you have a good selection of DVD’s to keep you entertained, as there’s nothing quite like snuggling up on the sofa with a turkey sandwich, glass of wine and some traditional Christmas television time.
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