With the holidays fast approaching, you may be getting your home ready for guests (or thinking about it). There’s nothing better than hosting the people you love in the space you’re most comfortable. Is your home ready for holiday guests? Here are 5 tips to prepare for the most wonderful time of the year! Click To Tweet

Preparing Your Home for The Holidays

You’re looking forward to cooler weather and time with family and friends. Here are helpful holiday home prep tips on everything from crafting festive tablescapes to arranging a stylish bar for your celebrations:

  1. Check Appliances
  2. Get Fireplace Ready
  3. Plan Table Setting
  4. Incorporate Unique Decor
  5. Make a List

1) Check Appliances

If you plan on hosting and cooking for friends and family, you’ll want to check your major appliances, like your refrigerator, oven, water heater and HVAC system. The last thing you need on Christmas Eve is an oven that won’t turn on or a heating system on the fritz.

2) Get Fireplace Ready

If you have a wood burning fireplace, you need to get the firewood ready beforehand. A few weeks before company arrives, chop and stack it, then allow it to dry so it’s ready for a cheerful holiday blaze. Test run your gas fireplace before the big day, especially if it hasn’t been used since last winter.

3) Plan Table Setting

The key to a memorable table setting is the addition of unexpected elements. A beautiful antique table paired with elegant accessories keeps your setting stylish and rustic. Add a spectacular centerpiece and festive linens for a breathtaking dinner setting.

4) Incorporate Unique Decor

There’s something especially warm and inviting about antique furniture around the holidays. Use an antique secretary desk as a living room bar, with soft lights to reflect off glass decanters. Place warm blankets in a basket near seating areas and fireplaces, so guests can stay warm.

5) Make a List

Create a list of what you still need, from bedding and toiletries to holiday decor. Figure out what can be borrowed, then determine what can be repurposed, and identify what items need to be purchased. When buying anything, consider future events and make sure these items will serve a purpose now and for years to come.

Pro Tip: Make a list of all the items you need for holiday company and spend the most on those pieces you can reuse for years to come.

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

There’s something magical about cold winter nights spent gathered around a fire, or sharing a delicious meal with friends and family. Plan an evening in Old Town Spring to share some cocoa while you admire the Christmas lights, and stop by to say hello!
Contact Us to learn more about finding the perfect antique accents for your holiday parties.