As your friends and family make their travel plans to visit, we’ve gathered a list of the 5 must-haves for entertaining guests this holiday season.
One of the most important parts of having guests over is making sure you have ample seating to accommodate everyone. Here are some of our favorite pieces to make your seating area shine.
Benches are a great option for extra seating. They can be stored in the front hallway or at the end of a bed until needed for guest seating. The Sudbury Bench from Bernhardt is covered in a sophisticated navy blue chenille fabric with a cream pattern and represents modern decor trends. It’s as durable as it is comfortable, which makes it perfect for children and uncoordinated guests.
Ottomans are perfect to use as a decor centerpiece throughout the year and create extra seating during the holidays. The Grant Ottoman from American Leather touts Old Hollywood style and bold design.The white leather compliments existing decor effortlessly, making it an easy piece to incorporate into any room.
A sleeper sofa comes in handy when inclement weather or too much celebrating results in guests having to stay over. The Makayla Comfort Sleeper from American Leather gives your guests a luxurious feel in terms of both style and comfort with an elegant nailhead trim and the choice of a premier, gel, or Tempur-Pedic mattress.
2. DINING DECOR
Create an area that is sure to generate conversation and beautiful holiday memories in your dining room. You can also visit our Pinterest to find some great inspiration for holiday table settings.
The Vineyard Collection Hutch from Hooker Furniture is the perfect place to store your heirloom dinnerware for entertaining guests over the holiday season. The hutch presents sophisticated European style with two-tone accents, two wood-framed glass doors with mullions and restoration glass, canister light, and two adjustable shelves.
Add a bit of traditional flair with a rustic accent piece in your dining area. The Rafferty Console from Mélange is beautifully distressed and the perfect display piece for your holiday treats.
Stickley is known for offering timeless pieces with heirloom quality, which makes it an ideal choice for holiday decor. The Regency Sideboard adds a classic touch to your dining decor and is sure to generate conversation.
3. BAR CABINETS
Much of your holiday revelry will be spent socializing over cocktails and other drinks. Give your home a glamorous appeal with a sophisticated bar cabinet.
Black and White
The Prink Bar Cabinet from Century Furniture features sleek design with tortoise shell lacquer and mother of pearl trim. Behind the two doors is a mirror back panel and wine glass racks and a single drawer below for extra storage. The timeless black and white detail creates a gorgeous centerpiece for your holiday spirits.
The Bernhardt Vintage Patina Bar Cabinet is ideal for holiday entertaining. With two removable trays for serving drinks and plenty of bottle and glass storage, your holiday party will go down in history.
The Seymour Bar Cabinet from Century Furniture captures the essence of winter with its beautiful lightly textured cream finish. The bar opens to reveal plenty of bottle and glass storage for a spirited evening. The simplicity of this piece makes it extremely versatile and will blend into both your dining room and living area effortlessly.
Mirrors are ideal for boosting light and depth in a room and also give you a chance to check up on your appearance while hosting. Placing a mirror in the entryway with candles creates an exquisite ambiance.
Silver and Gold
The Bernhardt Salon Mirror brings the glitz and glamour of the holidays to a room with its antique gold leaf finish frame. This mirror is also available in antique silver leaf finish, presenting the opportunity to create an elegant silver and gold holiday decor theme.
From Lexington’s eccentric Aquarius collection, the Corona Mirror features dark sugar marquetry framed by shell inlay and mirror plate to present an elegant and modern accent piece. This would look great in an entry way or over a side table for quick appearance check-ups throughout the evening.
Full Length Mirror
A floor length mirror is a must-have for holiday hosts. The BDI Continuum Mirror is simple, modern, and extremely functional. The mirror is set in a wood panel frame on a solid steel adjustable base, allowing you to move the mirror to check every angle of your outfit before taking on your role of host for the evening.
Rugs really set the stage during the holidays. Both stylish and functional, rugs can ground the look of a room while providing warmth and comfort during the winter season.
Stickley’s collection of designer rugs offers functional art for your home. Rugs from the Stickley Designer Rug Collection are created by the finest weavers in Pakistan, India, and Nepal. Stickley rugs are made with the same heirloom quality that has made them a frontrunner in the home furnishings world.
Karastan is famous for quality designer rugs and carpeting since 1928. Their rugs add color, warmth, and texture to living rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms, and hallways. Karastan rugs are ideal for homes with children, pets, and frequent guests as they have built-in stain resistant features, which is perfect for hosting holiday parties!
If you can’t find the perfect rug for your home, you can also create a totally customized piece at Seldens. The Create Your Own Expression program invites you to work with a rug designer to design and manufacture a creation to your specifications. A portion of the proceeds from this program goes to the Impact A Life foundation.
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