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5 Tips for Entertaining at Home
Entertaining seems to be an art that not many people master, given that it seems like too much of a trouble. However, entertaining at home is a lot more simple than we think. It’s also way more fun than going out since you’re in the comfort of your living room, surrounded by only people you love. Can’t get better than that.
So it’s Friday, and you invited people over for dinner. Quite frankly, your guests are set to arrive in two hours, and you haven’t done anything yet. Your living room is a mess, no alcohol is being chilled, and no food is being made. We hate to tell people what to do, but we’re highly suggesting that you get on with your entertaining plan. Don’t have a plan? No worries, we made one for you. This week’s Top Five Friday holds our 5 best tips for entertaining at home. From organization to decor tips, we got your covered. You can thank us tomorrow morning!
Use lighting to create the right mood
We can’t stress this enough: lighting is important. The interior designers we work with at Cozey say that lighting is the base of the mood you want to set. Too much lighting, and you’ll create a very tense atmosphere. Too little, and you’ll make your guests want to go home and sleep. We sincerely hope that neither of these two options seems tempting to you. We recommend that you turn on different lamps of various heights and light candles as well. You want enough light for everyone to see and feel comfortable.
Decorate with comfort in mind
This tip goes hand-in-hand with the first one. Lighting candles can create a sense of comfort upon your guests and truly make them feel at home. After all, you are hosting in your own home, so you do want to make it a cozy, comfortable space. A fresh bouquet is another great add-on to create a homey atmosphere.
Make sure that your furniture is placed in a way that encourages conversation. You want your living room to seem natural and to let conversations flow smoothly. Along with your Cozey sofa, place chairs of the same height for more seating options. Ottomans are also great for additional seating, and pillows and throws dispersed evenly will add to creating a comfortable atmosphere.
From drinks to food: be ready
Entertaining without offering food to eat or drinks to drink is not really a thing. At Cozey, we firmly believe that a great entertainer is also a great cook and mixologist. You definitely don’t have to go over the top here but having a little something to munch on while sipping a good drink is, according to us, crucial. A bowl of chips placed on the coffee table along with varieties of beers in an iced bucket can perfectly do the thing! As long as there’s something to keep your guests hydrated and satisfied, you’re good to go!
Clean, clean, clean
We don’t know who needs to hear this, but hiding a popsicle stick from last week underneath your sofa’s left seat cushion is *not* called cleaning. Cleaning is sweeping, vacuuming, dusting, and polishing. You’ll be happy about yourself for 1. cleaning and 2. knowing no bad surprise is awaiting. Plus, your guests will definitely feel more comfortable in a cleaned-up space! Yay for comfort!
TOP FIVE FRIDAY
We hope you’re getting ready for tonight, now that you know our 5 best tips for entertaining at home! Every Friday, we release a Top 5 of things we hope will make your life a bit simpler and better. After all, that’s what Cozey stands for. See you next Friday!