Most groups of friends have that one person who loves entertaining and ends up being the house that everyone flocks to hang out!
If you’re that person then there’s no doubt you want to create the kind of space that is welcoming, comfortable, and ideal for entertaining – which takes plenty of thought and planning. Here we’ll take a look at some essential tips that you can use to tweak your space and make it more conducive to entertaining. You will be solidifying your title as the perfect host.
Ensure You Always Have Plenty of Seating
A basic feature for a home that is ideal for entertaining is that you’ve got plenty of comfortable seating. No one should have to stand or perch on the edge of a couch because there isn’t enough room. This may require you to move your furniture around, making better use of the space, buy more furniture, and even picking up pieces that you can set out temporarily when you’ve got a large crowd visiting such as folding chairs.
Build a Bar – the Perfect Place to Hang Out with Friends
One of the best features you can add to your home if you like to entertain is to build a bar. This will act as the natural hangout location for you and your friends, and it gives you a chance to show off a bit of your style. There are all kinds of stylish bar ideas for your home, whether you want something classy and elegant or something more rustic and understated. You can also play around with the size and configuration of the bar so that it fits the space perfectly.
Create the Perfect Atmosphere
The atmosphere should also factor into your hosting plans. It can be set by appealing to the senses. Having background music playing that suits the mood of the gathering, making sure the lighting is “just right” and even having scented candles burning on the tables will all appeal to the senses and help to create the atmosphere.
What Will Your Gatherings Consist Of?
While some get-togethers may be nothing more than just sitting around, chatting, and catching up there are times where you may want to bring activity into the mix. This needs to be considered when you design the space. For example, if you enjoy a board games night with friends – then you will need a table and chairs to accommodate everyone. Maybe a movie night is more your speed, which means a large-screen television and a killer sound system.
The list of activities is vast and should play into how you arrange the space. Consider also the fact that different groups of friends will enjoy different activities, so the space may need to be flexible in that regard.
You’ll Wear the Hat of the Perfect Host
By taking the time to think about how you use your home when entertaining, the style of entertaining you do and the comfort level of your guests you’ll be able to create a space that makes you the perfect host.