7 Design Essentials for Holiday Entertaining

The holidays are a time of togetherness and joy, where we gather with our loved ones to create memories. As the summer nights draw to a close and the air turns crisp, what better time to enjoy the warm atmosphere of our homes?

If you plan on entertaining guests this holiday season, get into the spirit and design your ideal setting. From dinner parties to drinks around the fire, take your entertainment to new heights and become the perfect host. 

We've compiled a list of seven design essentials to enhance your holiday entertaining and create long-lasting memories in your home. Let's take a look: 

1.  Flow with functional furniture

If you're hosting this holiday season, maximizing your space for function and comfort is essential. Consider how your furniture is arranged and how it'll flow for your guests. A well-thought-out design will enhance a holiday party as you can adapt it to the number of guests you're hosting. Create a welcoming space where you and your guests can catch up with a festive bottle of wine and celebrate the holidays.

From U-shaped sofas to sectional seating, you can utilize your space and cater to any group size. Create comfortable corners with armchairs and add accent tables and cozy lighting for the most relaxing setup. The Renfrew U Shaped Sectional is ideal for those larger parties, with its eight unique configurations and functional features.

2.  Adapt your seating arrangements

From small, intimate family dinners to lively parties, the holiday season caters for gatherings of all sizes. Adapt your seating arrangements for the range of different groups you’ll be entertaining. Consider multi-purpose seating, like dining benches, to accommodate everyone attending.

For extra function, opt for stackable chairs to create more seating options without compromising the aesthetics of your home. You can cater to all of your guests and create a warm and welcoming environment. Our Plank Dining Bench will create extra seating and a stylish look for your holiday gatherings.

3.  Decorate your dining setup

Elevate your dining experience with stylish table top features. Something as simple as a placemat can dress up your table and create an aesthetically pleasing place to dine and gather. Dress up your tabletop with festive centerpieces like seasonal flowers or warming candles, and create a welcoming atmosphere where your guests feel comfortable.

Consider your holiday theme and color scheme, and add a touch of style to your gathering. Adding tasteful side dishes or a charcuterie board as a centerpiece to your table creates the perfect setup to indulge in delicious meals and enjoy quality time with your loved ones. The Lattice Tabletop is a stylish addition to any table and will transform your dinner parties as it shimmers in the warm light of the flickering festive candles.

4.  Set the mood with ambient lighting 

With the proper lighting, your home will become a tranquil, cozy, and inviting space where your friends and family gather during the holiday season. Fairy lights will provide an enchanting glow, and table lamps will add a welcoming touch. Complement your space, and set the holiday mood as the festive spirit shines throughout your home.

Try layering your lighting to ensure the right amount of light and the right amount of warmth. Let the lighting radiate warmth and light up your home this holiday season. Add a touch of your style with colorful or obscure lights, or match the modern tone of your home with subdued colors and lines. The Mercer Table Lamp will enhance any room and create ambiance.

5.  Consider a seasonal color scheme

Traditionally, warming golds, sparkling reds, and rich greens take the lead in the festive color scheme. A color scheme sets the mood, and choosing the right one to match your gathering and decor will set the tone.

Create a sense of festive magic and opt for seasonal colors for an inviting atmosphere your 

guests won't forget. You could upholster your furniture or add colorful accessories or cushions to your home. The MONO Dark Red Table Runner will add a festive touch to your table.

6.  Enhance your entryway bench

Entryway benches are perfect for adding a personal touch to your home. As the first piece of furniture your guests will see, decorate it to reflect the holiday season. Make your entryway bench a focal point by adding seasonal throws, cushions, or accessories in cheerful colors or designs to match your decor.

Let your entryway bench reflect your festive theme with seasonal greenery or warm lighting like lanterns to fit the charming time of year. Welcome your guests into your holiday wonderland and make your entryway bench set the tone of your gathering. The Tao Bench is an elegant staple piece of furniture that you can dress up to match your holiday decor.

7.  Add depth with textures

Textures will help add depth and comfort to your home, and your guests will enjoy unwinding and relaxing as they sink into your space. Your guests will feel comfortable and welcome with plush rugs, soft pillows, throws, and comfortable cushions.

Create the perfect setting for intimate family meals or atmospheric game nights and enhance the aesthetic of your home. The Nomad Cushion is a stylish, modern, and comfortable addition to any home, adding a layer of coziness to all your holiday gatherings.

As the holiday season approaches and the festive celebrations begin, take these design tips on board to create a cozy and enchanting space. The holidays are a time for joy, and what better way to celebrate than in the warmth of your home with your loved ones?

At Viesso, we understand the importance of decorating your home to reflect the time of year, the season, and your style. By following our design essentials, you can create the perfect setting and enjoy an easy holiday in the place closest to your heart. Browse our products today or contact us for more information.

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