The holiday season is in full swing and, for many people, the holidays mean hosting friends and family members.
Hosting for the holidays can be an extremely rewarding experience. But with everything that needs to be done, it can also be an overwhelming one, which is why homeowners need all the help they can get to ensure the process is as smooth, easy, and enjoyable as possible, both for them and their guests.
And some of that help can actually come from your home design and decor.
But how, exactly, can you leverage your home design and decor to make your space more guest-friendly this holiday season?
A recent article from realtor.com outlined how to use home design and decor to make hosting easier and more festive for the holidays, including:
Add couch covers. When you host for the holidays, you want your guests to feel comfortable curling up on your couch and enjoying some holiday snacks or a glass of wine, but you don’t want to be dealing with stains from said snacks or wines once the holiday is over. The solution? Add a couch cover. These will protect your couch from any food or beverage stains, and if anyone spills on the cover, you can just throw it in the washing machine after your guests leave, which is much easier than cleaning a couch. Consider getting a cover in a holiday pattern or color to make the room look more festive.
Try washable rugs. When guests come to stay for the holidays, it generally means more foot traffic and more potential spills around the house, both of which can wreak havoc on rugs, leaving them faded, stained, and in desperate need of a cleaning. Instead, consider investing in washable rugs for high-traffic areas, which can be cleaned at home. That way, once your guests leave, all you have to do to refresh your rugs is throw them in the washing machine — no professional cleaning required!
Get firewood storage. If you anticipate many cozy nights by the fireplace this holiday season, consider investing in some sort of storage (like a basket) for firewood. Having a specific storage space for firewood not only ensures guests know where to find it if they want to make a fire, but will also keep your space organized and decluttered.