It may be six weeks to Christmas, but now is the perfect time to start preparing your home to entertain your nearest and dearest ensuring a stress-free festive season. Here is our blog on how to get your home Christmas ready.
Your hallway will probably be the first thing visitors see, so set the tone by getting it organised.
Whilst everyone appreciates somewhere to hang a coat and a basket in which to fling their shoes, it's other items that really will get noticed. A console table and mirror are a must have to ensure organisation, visual space and to amplify the rooms available light.
A new door matt or rug can make things look inviting and fresh. Whilst great lighting, a few potted plants and lanterns create a warm cosy welcome to any home.
A kitchen is often the hub of any home and will undoubtedly be a hive of activity over the festive season. Now is the time to ditch out of date items to increase cupboard and freezer capacity, whilst organising the remaining contents into racks and baskets.
If room allows why not invest in additional storage and display space with a shelving unit or trolley. Perfect for everything from organised storage to a tempting food and drink station.
If you're looking to provide guests with somewhere to relax and chat in your kitchen, then a few stools or a petite sofa maybe the ideal solution.
Maybe your dining space is looking a little jaded, a good clear out and clean might work wonders, or if you need to spice it up more to create an inviting setting, why not paint or wallpaper a feature wall?
New cabinets or a drinks trolley will provide additional storage and a serving space. Don't forget to make a note of additional boozy beverages required so that they can be purchased whilst on offer in the run up to Christmas.
Ensure guests will want to sit back, relax and linger over meals with comfy seating. This is also the perfect time to dig out your linens, cutlery and tableware, to get creative and decide on your chosen scheme.
The correct level of lighting is extremely important in any dining room, to create the perfect ambience consider changing your light switch for a dimmer, adding beautiful table lamps and a few candles to create layers of lighting is always divine.
Your living room is an obvious place to entertain family and friends, so allocate some time to banish clutter and spruce it up. Carpets and upholstery may need a deep clean, also remember any new items required are best ordered now to ensure delivery prior to Christmas.
Consider your lighting scheme ensuring layers of light to create a welcoming ambience. Your unlikely to achieve this with overhead bulbs alone, so source glowing table and floor lamps to achieve your desired sense of warmth, ensuring your family and friends can kick back and relax in style.
Finally, cosy things up with super soft cushions, tactile throws, lanterns, candles and a plant or two!
A bathroom is often a smaller room in the home so great storage and organisation will easily transform it. Take control now by blitzing any clutter, particularly anything on show. Decanting products into lidded jars and baskets, whilst getting rid of unwanted items will work wonders. If you're needing more storage space, now is the time to get it sorted.
New towels are a great low cost way to inject colour and give your bathroom a brand new look. Don't forget to add room fragrance, candles and foliage to ensure a spa like experience for your family and guests.
Now is the time to consider your guest bedroom, particularly if it's looking like a gloried storage room. Refresh and declutter, either arranging to pack and store elsewhere or taking unwanted items into your local charity shops.
Next consider the bed's comfort, maybe a mattress topper would enhance it and an all season duvet with layers of blankets and throws allows guests to modify their desired temperature easily.
Don't forget a bedside table and lamp are essential and creating a simple dressing table with a mirror will help to reduce bathroom congestion. If your guest bedroom is a bijoux space so a wardrobe is out of the question, try a peg rail or hooks with plenty of hangers.