Is Your Home Ready for Holiday Guests?

December 4, 2012 § Leave a comment

cardi's RI and MA furniture stores, furniture stores in MA and RIIf you’re expecting guests this holiday season, you may wonder how you can get your home ready to feel inviting and festive before they arrive.

A Safe and Festive Exterior

The first thing your guests will see when they arrive this holiday season is the outside of your home, so don’t forget to make it as inviting as the inside. If the weather is snowy or icy, make sure that there is a path cleared to the front door. Salt or sand stairs to prevent falls, and consider lighting the path in case guests arrive after dark.

A Comforting Entryway

Guests will want to feel warm and welcome once they enter the home, so make sure that dimmed lighting and a place to hang coats are featured in this area of the home. Provide a rug for wiping shoes as soon as guests walk in the door. Overnight guests should feel welcome to take their shoes off.

An Inclusive Living Room

You will probably want to sit and chat with guests in the living room, so make sure that there is enough comfortable seating available. If you don’t currently have adequate seating to accommodate guests, consider purchasing a loveseat for the occasion.

An Inviting Guestroom

Electric fireplaces are the perfect way to keep a guestroom warm and inviting. An added benefit of utilizing an electric fireplace during the holidays is that it sets a festive mood for guests who want to get into the holiday spirit.

Guest bedroom furniture must be large enough to accommodate the number of house guests. Consider a queen-sized bedroom set so a couple will have a place to sleep when staying overnight.

If space is tight and you would like to use the guest room for other purposes after holiday guests go home, a sleeper sofa or a day bed can be the perfect solution.

If there is an adjacent guest bathroom, make sure that it is stocked with basic toiletries. Hang festive, clean hand towels, and have matting on the floor for guests to dry their feet and prevent slipping. For an extra touch, supply a towel warmer to keep guests extra cozy during their stay.

Be sure to visit Cardi’s RI and MA furniture stores to find the perfect pieces to complete a guestroom just in time for friends and family members to visit for the holiday season. Cardi’s furniture stores in MA and RI have a wide variety of furniture styles available to suit everyone’s needs.

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