As we all know, hosting and attending parties is a necessary evil in life. However, that doesn’t mean it has to be difficult! After all, with the right entertaining space that caters to your specific preferences, most of the time spent before even beginning any party will be spent on planning. And who doesn’t love being prepared?
If you’re not sure how to get ideas for your next party or are overwhelmed by the possibilities, don’t worry — I have got you covered. Here are eight tips for designing an entertaining space for your next soiree:
1. Study Your Space
Before anything else, it is important to carefully analyze the available room. And I don’t mean just analyzing how many guests you can fit in there. Pay attention to what furniture and other objects are already in place, as well as their measurements. This way, you will be able to know if a certain table or piece of art will even fit into that space before actually purchasing it!
2. Add Some Flowers
Nothing adds lifelike flowers do — especially when it comes to an entertaining space! The great thing about them is that they come in so many shapes, sizes, and colors that anyone can find something that matches their personal taste perfectly. As for placement — consider adding vases on every side of the room — one on the coffee table, one on each side table, and even one or two bedsides!
3. Bring in Some Natural Light
Not only does natural light take the attention away from any objects that might be dusty or messy, but it also helps you feel refreshed and better prepared to host a party than if you had spent the day in an indoor shopping mall. When placing windows, make sure they are unobstructed from floor to ceiling to get the maximum amount of light. If your room doesn’t have any windows naturally available, add some skylights instead — think of how amazing your home will look at night with all those twinkling stars above!
4. Renovate Your Outdoor Space
If you entertain outside often, make sure it is inviting and entertaining by adding comfortable seats (with pillows!), good lighting (think about upgrading your sun umbrellas), and anything else that will make your guests feel at ease. Having an outdoor entertainment area not only makes for the perfect party spot but saves you precious time spent on preparing another space! You can choose to add composite fencing to your entertaining outdoor space for a classy look and more privacy!
5. Create a Statement Piece
While it is good to keep the room as minimalist as possible, creating one statement piece can be essential. Whether you choose to build your own bar for an ultra-modern look or create a stone water fountain in the middle of your living room, having something eye-catching will ensure that there are no dead spaces in the room! Just make sure that whatever you decide on goes with everything else — otherwise, it might just end up looking like an eyesore.
6. Don’t Be Afraid to Go Vintage
Thanks to online shops and secondhand stores, it has become increasingly easy for everyone to score vintage furniture at affordable prices! And if you think this only applies to those who are close by such places, think again! You can easily find vintage shops that sell items online. Not only will they add a touch of flair to any room, but some are actually quite affordable — especially if you’re on the lookout for something in good condition.
7. Add a Touch of Luxury
Adding luxury to any room is as easy as adding the right piece of furniture. If you’re not sure what exactly needs to be replaced, take a walk through some high-end furniture showrooms and see what catches your eye. Keep in mind that there is such thing as overdoing it, though! Make sure each added item has a purpose — like serving drinks or holding food platters — and doesn’t just look beautiful standing there on its own.
8. Add Some Whimsy
If you’re looking for some more color, adding whimsical pieces is the way to go! Shop around till you find a few pieces that catch your attention and add them to the mix. Think of it as creating art for your home — no matter how much you spend; it will look chic while creating a fun atmosphere for party-goers!
Designing an entertaining space doesn’t have to be difficult. With these eight tips, you’ll be able to create the perfect space in no time! Keep in mind that it’s important to personalize your space and make it unique to you and your guests. So don’t be afraid to get creative and add a touch of luxury or whimsy wherever you see fit. Are you ready to start designing?