Christmas is just around the corner. You are now probably so busy preparing things up, wrapping presents and such. And if you are the host of this year’s Christmas party, preparing your home is surely your number one priority. You want your house to look best and make it presentable and inviting for the guests.
There are lots of ways you can improve your home’s look and feel without doing any major upgrades. You can make your abode a festive, cozy and interesting place without having to shell out great amount of time and money as well.
Here some tips and ideas:
Light the way
Make sure that the entrance to your home is well lit. If you have a big yard, just focus on the main entryway and the path leading to your door. Install some porch lights and cut down overgrown bushes and shrubs that are obstructing the path. You can also open your window blinds at the day of the party so guests can see your home’s festive feel as they approach.
Take care of your floor
Clean your floor and make sure it’s spotless before your first guest steps in. If you have carpets and area rugs, clean them up days ahead of your party. Your floor can create a lasting impression to your guest so it’s best if you can make them quite spotless.
Decorate your bathroom
You can add some fresh flowers, a bit of holiday décor and some artwork on your bathroom wall. Wipe clean your mirror and make sure that your sink and toilet is in good working condition. Your bathroom will become one of the most visited areas in your house so prep it up.
Clean, test and tune-up your kitchen appliance
Whether you are hosting a cocktail party or a family dinner, your kitchen appliances must be always ready. You want them to be functioning as they should be days before your party. Check stove burners, test out your fridge and clean your oven thoroughly. Also make sure that your dishwasher is functioning right and well.
Create a kid friendly space or area
If your guests will bring their children with them, make sure that you have an area of your home designated for their young ones. You can dedicate one of your rooms or set up a corner in your living area as the kid zone. Fill it with toys and gadgets so they’ll get busy as their parents enjoy the party. Don’t forget to childproof your home to avoid accidents.
These tips or ideas will make your home a perfect gathering and party location this holiday season. Your guests will surely thank you for being such a perfect host. Happy Holidays!