Leaves are turning, the air is getting cooler, and it’s starting to feel like sweater weather, which means … the holidays are on the way! And that means that guests may be making themselves at home in your home soon.
Despite what you may be thinking, getting ready for company doesn’t have to be a daunting process. In fact, it can be quite rewarding to see how simple updates with key pieces can freshen your space with a new look and feel – and provide your guests with a relaxing, comfortable place to call their own.
Take a look at these eight can-do tips we compiled from our style experts here at Hayneedle, for quick, easy ways to prep your place for guests.
1. Fall Wreaths Give a Warm Welcome
The simplest update that makes such a difference is right at your front door. Adding an eye-catching harvest wreath gives everyone warm, festive feelings. These bountiful beauties make a statement and make for instant great first impressions of your home decor.
2. Storage Ottomans Offer So Many Options
A gem of a storage piece, storage ottomans open to reveal interior space for guests to stow towels, blankets, clothes, or most anything else. Or you can stash toys or remotes when you’re quickly cleaning up for company – plus you can use these ottomans for extra seating. Convenient as could be, some storage ottomans have lids that flip over to serve as tray tables. Cheers to that!
3. Create an Inviting, Festive Tabletop
Get your guests settled in and then get to the fun part: take it easy for a while and catch up! Enjoy a cocktail or refreshment with some new, fun barware options. A wine decanter is great for serving your guests (bonus: it’s handy to have the extra glasses for company). Don’t forget the coasters to protect your coffee table or dining table!
Tartan plaid plates and accessories are adorable, festive, and such an easy addition to your dining table. And because we’re mad about plaid, add some extra mugs to your drinkware arsenal; your guests will appreciate them for coffee in the morning!
4. Add Stylish Seating Options
There’s always room for more, and you can make sure of that with chic new dining chairs and stools. Our Hayneedle exclusives range from classic styles to contemporary designs suitable for any kitchen or dining space.
5. Daybeds Make for Sweet Dreams
A smart sleeping-space solution for guests, daybeds are versatile and available in styles to suit your taste. Use them for seating, sleeping, and even storage. This Belham Living Casey Daybed, a Hayneedle exclusive, has an optional pull-out trundle drawer that can be used for storage or can be converted into an extra bed.
6. Sheets Complete a Guest-Room Retreat
Always appreciated, new sheets add an extra-nice touch to any bed setting. Super-soft cotton provides comfort, and patterns and colors offer pleasing appeal.
7. Enjoy Blooming Possibilities with Garden Tables
Having a designated spot for little essentials, from phone chargers to reading glasses, helps guests feel more settled – who would’ve thought that garden tables would do the trick? Perfect as side tables, garden tables not only supply a go-to surface, they also bring color and texture to a guest-ready space.
8. Always Have Extra Towels
Be the most gracious host and stock your bathrooms with extra towels. Your guests will feel pampered and will appreciate luxurious new bath towels.
With our eight easy updates, you’ll be set to enjoy time with your guests in a stylish and functional refreshed space. Plus you can rest assured, knowing that you’ve provided your guests with the thoughtful comforts of home.
-Jessica, hayneedle.com editor
–Julie, hayneedle.com editor