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As the festive period quickly approaches, many of us are trying to get our homes ready for extra guests visiting – I know we are desperately trying to get our spare bathroom finished in time… wish us luck…You can find lots of ideas here, but there are a few quick and easy ways to make your guests feel at home this winter – and the best part, you don’t have to spend an absolute fortune to do it!
Add cosy textures to your lounge
Having a comfy sofa is key, obviously, but there’s nothing quite like the comfort of soft cushions and luxurious throws to cuddle up under on these cold evenings. Nothing says Autumn Winter quite like the sumptuous textures of faux fur so these cushions and throws are perfect for creating a cosy Winter retreat for your guests right from the comfort of your own sofa!
Warm atmosphere lighting
Now that the dark nights are drawing in, you’ll probably be spending a lot more time cosied up in your lounge, so it’s a great time to add a bit of ambience with some warm lighting. Floor lamps are great if you don’t have much space available but still offer a great amount of light. I absolutely love the Curva Floor Lamp in brass (don’t forget that adding metallics to your home is also a great way to add warmth to a room), it’s perfect for sitting over sofas or armchairs and the price is unbelievable at just £30!
Add an inviting aroma
There’s no greater flattery than when a guest visiting complements you on how lovely your home smells. Am I right? Candles are a great way of adding an inviting aroma to your home but also help to create a cosy atmosphere too. If you prefer a safer alternative to lit candles then diffusers can be just as effective! As for me, I’ll take both, you can never have enough home fragrance if you ask me…
Be prepared with additional seating
Perhaps like me you don’t have room to add more furniture – or even if you do, you don’t necessarily want to be forking out for extra seating just for the festive season. This Faux Fur Beanbag is a great alternative that won’t break the bank but also means you don’t have to sacrifice comfort levels – everyone knows how comfy beanbags are! The luxurious faux fur fabric makes it even cosier to slump into ready for a Harry Potter marathon. Being so light makes them easy to move from room to room and even to store away for next time should you need to.
So what are you waiting for? That’s my four easy ways to make your guests feel at home this Winter! How do you get ready for extra people over the festive period? Don’t worry about leaving it too late either with Argos’ fast track delivery option!