How to Host the Holidays in Your Small Space
Don’t let your small space ruin your holiday party hosting plans. Here are 5 clever design tips on how to turn your small space into a charming and cozy atmosphere.
Rearrange furniture to create an open space.
When you create an open area in a small space, you can comfortably fit more people in your home without making it feel overcrowded. If you have an ottoman or two in the middle of your living room, move it next to an accent chair, or sofa, or set it against the wall, so you don’t have to worry about your guests tripping over the furniture.
If you want to throw a dinner party, but you don’t have a formal dining area, then make your living room into a dining room. If necessary, move small furniture into your bedroom and rent a folding table and some chairs. Be creative with your space.
Use your counter space.
Store away appliances and other unnecessary items, like fruit baskets, that are on your counter space, but will not be needed for your holiday party. If you have a small space, maximize the use of the surface area that you have, so you can display your dishes, drinks, and desserts. Clear up some space on your side tables, so guests can set their drinks or plates on them.
Simple table decorations.
In a small space, it is true that less is more. Too much holiday decor can look and feel overwhelming in a small room. Keep your decor to a minimum with a couple of twinkling holiday lights, candles, and a simple flower arrangement.
Make room for coats and bags.
Designate a room to store your guests coats and bags to avoid clutter in your party area. When your guests arrive, show them where they can put their belongings. This will definitely free up space on your sofa and chairs.
Clean and declutter your small bathroom.
The smaller your bathroom is, the easier it is to notice the clutter. For a more cleaner and guests-friendly look, store away all the toiletries you have on display. Put them under the sink or in your bedroom.