When you dream about your future home, most people think about inviting people over, sharing food in a welcoming space, having a few drinks, and laughing the night away. Without a dedicated space in which to entertain, making that a reality can be a challenge.
Here are six easy steps to creating an entertaining space in your home.
1. Pick the place
First, you must decide where in your property you are going to create this entertaining space as part of your home improvement. Most people opt for the living room or adapt their dining room into a more versatile area. Others choose an outside space where there is plenty of room to create the ideal location for hosting any occasion from basic barbecues to sophisticated soirees.
2. Decide your design
Before buying anything for the space you have set aside, you must consider a color scheme and start to design the area. Think about whether you want a neutral space into which you can inject a splash of brightness with some key features.
Alternatively, you might wish to follow fashion and have a mixture of patterns that clash. Think about what fits your own idea of the perfect entertainment space. Pinterest can provide inspiration for this if you are unsure.
3. Select your seating
Once you have chosen your location, next on your to-do list is seating. While people will enjoy milling around and standing up, chatting to others, it is also important to allow others to take a seat when they feel they need to. If your first opportunity to entertain is coming up quickly, consider fast delivery furniture that fits the brief for you, and always measure up the area before purchasing.
4. Find the furniture
Finding the right pieces to fit your style is next on your agenda. As well as seating, you may wish to have extra pieces of furniture, such as tables on which to place drinks or units in which to keep your sound systems. After all, what party does not have music?
5. Look for lighting
Ultimately, there will be entertainment past bedtime, and so lighting is imperative. In addition to the main lights within a room or area, consider lamps or candles to add something to the mood, too.
Top tip when it comes to finding something you like: frequent bars or restaurants that reflect the styles you admire, and you are likely to find something that you would like to transfer into your entertaining space. Be sure to take photos and you can search for similar items online or ask in the venue to see if you can find out where they were purchased.
6. Accessorize and admire
Finally, your last job is to look at the finishing touches to your area. Look at accessories that will make the place look complete. Consider wall art, such as slogans that fit your theme. Other considerations could be oversized clocks, cushions, throws, vases, and quirky collections of random items, such as old Barbie dolls or spoons.
Make it your own by going unique. Whether others appreciate your style or not, it will certainly make for the perfect conversation starter when you throw your first party.