From the relatives you’ve been expecting for months to unexpected visitors, ensure your home is ready for hosting this festive period with these simple updates.
Plates for every place
Start with the basics and make sure you’ve got enough crockery and cutlery for every guest. Replace any broken, or chipped, pieces and invest in a set that matches. Starting from scratch? Try one of our ready-to-go tableware sets.
A warming welcome
Successful hosting isn’t just about having the right number of chairs and towels for everyone – it’s equally important to make your guests feel comfortable from the moment they walk through the door. Hang a seasonal wreath in the entryway and light a festive Winter candle to help them feel at home as soon as they arrive.
Hotel at home
For overnight guests, treat them to a stay worthy of a five-star hotel. Provide crisp white bed linen and super-soft, plush towels so they can sleep and bathe in luxury – they’ll thank you for it later. And, don’t forget an extra throw to ward off the Winter chill.
In the details
If you don’t have regular visitors, it’s easy to overlook some of the practical touches we rely on. A reading lamp is key to ensuring they can control the level of light in the room. For an extra-thoughtful finish, you could place a carafe of water and a glass on the bedside table, too.
Upgrade their stay with spa-like extras. From scented bath and body delights to a cosy robe they can unwind in, it’s the little luxuries they’ll be sure to remember (especially if they forget their own toiletries bag!).