Creating an Entertaining Space in Your Home

Creating an Entertaining Space in Your Home

The following contribution is from another author.

Many people love their homes and one of the things they really enjoy doing in it is entertaining friends and family. There is nothing quite like holding a gathering of your favorite people, celebrating a birthday or special occasion, or just generally getting together to enjoy one another’s company. So if you love to entertain then you may want to ensure that your home is up to scratch for it. With that in mind, here are some of the ways that you can create an entertaining space in your home.

Lighting is critical

Lighting is one of the easiest ways to create an atmosphere, and there are so many ways that you can do it and different stages of the vending or day to think about. Natural light is important, and if you are entertaining in the day or early evening this can help to set the mood. As the night goes on, being able to draw the blinds to create a more cozier environment may be in order. Investing in some new ones could be the ticket, and this is when companies like Next Day Blinds could come in handy. Lighting isn’t just about what you can get naturally, you may also need to look at the amount of light you generate once the sun sets. A new light fitting that has a dimmer switch could be an excellent move to invest in to help keep the party going.

A place to sit and feel comfortable

When you entertain, your guest won’t always be standing up as this can get uncomfortable after a while, so you may want to ensure that you have enough seating for everyone. A dining room may have some chairs, and a living room sofas, so making sure those areas are open for access is ideal. Think about cushions and how you present hose chairs as comfort can be key as the party goes well into the evening.

Ambiance is key

Creating the right ambiance is going to be an important aspect of your get together, and there are a few different ways that you can do it. Candles and low lighting is always going to be a winner here. Not only does the glow from the candle create a warming atmosphere, but if you go for something scented then this can also spark off another sense of the body. Ambiance can also be created with music or something in the background. Think about creating a playlist of music relevant to the type of gathering you are having. For a party you might want something upbeat, but for a general get together, you may just want a little background noise just to soften the atmosphere.

Taking it outside

Finally, during the summer, why not take the party outside. This is the perfect way to create an entertaining space that gives you fresh air and a little more room to work with. Garden furniture, solar lighting for when the sun sets, and opening up the doors so your guests can roam in and out.

Let’s hope these tips help you to create the perfect entertaining space in your home.


Eric is the creator of At Home in the Future and has been a passionate fan of the future since he was seven. He's a web developer by trade, and serves as the Director of Communication and Technology for a large church in Nashville, TN (where he and his family are building a high tech home in the woods).