Making the Most of Your Entertaining Space
Simple Tips to Arrange Your Furniture and Maximize the Space for Your Next Party
Parties happen all year-round, but there’s no denying that we’re getting closer to the most celebrated season of the year. A season that’s all about getting together with family and friends. You probably already have some of those events marked on your calendar and are already planning them. You know, thinking of the food and drinks, planning the decorations, considering party rentals, and all that.
Once you have everything you need, it’s all about creating the party space, and although it may sound simple, sometimes it can be a little tricky. It’s not always easy to make the most out of space. Knowing how to arrange your furniture is critical. Here are some tips to expertly arrange your furniture for your next party.
Move Furniture to the Sides of the Room
Furniture helps create ambiance and provides seating for your guests, but it should never make a room feel crowded or affect the traffic flow. Otherwise, it can have a negative impact on how much people interact at your party. To encourage interaction and make your guests feel comfortable, the best you can do is move the furniture to the perimeter of the room. That will leave an open space for people to walk or dance.
Apply the 20% Rule
Unless you’re hosting a conference in your home, you don’t need to have a seat for every guest. Parties tend to be much more casual, and not everyone sits down at the same time. You can go with the 20% rule by having seats for just 20% of your guests. That will prevent you from overcrowding your space with chairs or sofas and make more room for people to walk around freely.
Ensure Your Entrances are Clear
To make the area is welcoming, avoid blocking entrances with furniture. If you end up having too many things and you realize your entrances are being blocked, it’s best to store that away.
Feel Free to Bring in Pieces from Other Rooms
If you have a beautiful decorating piece somewhere else in your home, that doesn’t mean it is off-limits. Don’t be afraid to move things around and use whatever would look best in your entertaining space. You can always put things back where they belong after the party.
Regardless of how big or small your party space is, your furniture placement is crucial to ensure you make the most of the space.