With the holiday festivities going on right now, and even beyond that, we need to take a look at our entertaining space and give it a good upgrade from time to time. Consider these points to help you make the old feel new again!
Upgrade Your Viewing - At some point you will have guests over to watch something on your TV screen, be it a movie night or the big game. A better TV to view is one way to upgrade, another is to find the best place for optimum viewing for more people. Find the right spot so that people can view from all over the room. If you do decide to upgrade the TV, consider a smart TV so that you can use it for streaming services. It's a great way to have a lot of choices for optimal viewing experiences.
Set a Seating Strategy - Whatever the event, you need a seating strategy in your entertaining space. Either have seating arranged for a viewing night, or set seating up for the most comfortable ways for people to sit and visit. Have tables available for drinks and snacks, and keep an open flow area as well so people can move around without disturbing others as much as possible.
Use Your Lighting - Use your lighting for whatever mood you want to set for the space. Low, cozy lights for movie night, lots of lights for people to be able to mingle around and visit. Think of what will be going on and use your lights as part of the decor and overall experience the guest will share.
Make it Close and Comfy - If you are really updating your entertaining space, you might want to consider adding some things that might make the space more convenient, such as a drink fridge, comfy throws that can be easily retrieved or a bar or kitchen area, depending on how much of an upgrade you are doing and where you are doing it! Have coasters easily accessible, lots of places people can set things down and make sure you have some fun decor that makes the place feel "homey". If you have cabinets in the room, fill them up with games and maybe some party accessories like extra napkins and paper cups. What about a cell phone charging station, so on Family Fun Night everyone can allow their devices to charge while you play games together?
There are so many possibilities for you to make your entertaining space, fun, cozy and convenient! Look at your space and see what changes you can make for your update!