How to Make Your Home Guest-Ready for the Holidays

August 23, 2023  ·  6 min read  ·  Reviewed by Sarah Zubowski

That time of year is almost upon us once again — so ask yourself: is your home guest ready for the holidays? Whether it’s your first time hosting or you’re a seasoned pro, hosting guests for the holidays is no easy feat. There’s a lot to prepare, and a lot of cleaning to do, if you want your home to be in top shape for your loved ones! 

If you’re expecting company this holiday season, it’s best to start preparing for houseguests now. Take a good look at your home and your furniture ask yourself the following questions:

  • What state is your current furniture in? Are you in need of new furniture?
  • Do you have adequate seating?
  • Is your furniture fabric durable?
  • Is your guest room guest-ready?

With these questions in mind, our experts here at Living Designs Furniture are here to share some simple tips for how to prepare for guests for the upcoming holiday season.

Q: What state is your current furniture in?

Take a good, hard look at all of the furniture pieces that are currently in your home — particularly, the pieces that are in the common areas such as the living room. Inspect your couch, sofa, and chairs for any signs of wear and tear, staining, rips, and other imperfections. If your pieces are not in good condition, it may be time to invest in new furniture before the holidays begin.

Having furniture that is aesthetically pleasing, as well as in good functional condition, is important when hosting guests. You want to ensure that your couches are comfortable, your chairs are charming, and your sofas are satisfactory for those who come into your home. Comfort and quality are two of the most important things to consider when replacing furniture. No one wants to hear their mother-in-law complain about how lumpy the sofa feels. 

If you are in need of new furniture, there’s no need to worry. Living Designs Furniture crafts the best custom furniture in Houston for amazing prices and with no shipping delays. Meaning, you can have new, beautiful pieces in your home just in time for the holidays if you purchase today! Don’t wait until the last minute to start shopping.

Q: Do you have adequate seating?

As a host, there’s nothing more embarrassing than realizing you don’t have enough seating for everyone in the common areas. After all, no one wants to stand throughout the entire holiday party or squeeze in awkwardly next to Uncle Joe on the tiny sofa. Your guests have likely traveled far and wide to visit, so it’s only fair that they have someplace comfortable to sit and relax as they socialize. 

If you realize your living room and other common areas don’t have adequate seating, try investing in a sectional sofa to accommodate your guests! You can find the best sectional for your space at an incredible price at Living Designs Furniture. Our factory’s custom capabilities allow you to choose the size, fabric, color, and cushion comfort level of your sectional so it can blend seamlessly into your home. Plus, a piece like this that is both functional and stylish will add value to your home for years to come, not just over the holidays! 

Q:  Is your furniture fabric durable?

The holidays bring so much joy to our homes, but if your home is the designated holiday guest house, accidents are bound to happen. Wine might get spilled on the couch, your sister’s kids might get crayon markings on the chair fabric, or Uncle Joe might drop his plate of blueberry pie onto the new sectional. The list goes on and on, so it’s best to be prepared for anything. 

One of our top tips to get ready for company is to invest in furniture with performance fabric, particularly Crypton fabric, which is stain-resistant, liquid-repellant, and hypoallergenic. Crypton is hands-down the best couch material for kids and guests alike, as it is engineered to be virtually indestructible. No matter how many glasses of wine Aunt Jen spills on it, your furniture will be protected. Crypton fabric comes in a wide variety of colors and textures so you can match your furniture to your decor perfectly, wowing your guests while keeping things clean. 

Think about it this way: invest in one performance fabric sectional, and you may never have to replace it ever again. 

Q: Is your guest room guest-ready?

If you offer your home as a place where your guests can stay the night, you need to make sure that your guest room is guest-ready. What we mean by guest-ready is:

  • Does the room look inviting and cozy?
  • Has the decor been updated recently?
  • Has the guest room been cleaned?
  • Is the mattress comfortable?
  • Have the sheets been changed? 
  • Is the guest bathroom stocked with the proper toiletries?

When a guest is staying in your home, you want them to be as comfortable as possible. Taking small steps to ensure that their stay is enjoyable can make all of the difference this holiday season. Upgrade your guest room mattress if it seems old and uncomfortable. Buy a few extra tubes of toothpaste in case they forgot theirs. Or, better yet, brighten up the room a bit with a beautiful upholstered bed frame

Decisions like these can upgrade your guest experience immensely, labeling you as the host with the most this holiday season! 

Make your home guest-ready this holiday season with Living Designs Furniture!

Living Designs Furniture has everything you could possibly need to ensure that your furniture — and as a result, your home — is guest-ready this holiday season! We have a fantastic selection of sectionals, sofas, chaises, armchairs, and more that are sure to wow and please your guests during their stay. Our experts know everything there is to know about how to prepare for guests in a way that fits your unique needs and personal style. 

Because we can create custom designs, you can have your dream furniture just in time for the holidays if you shop with us today! Come visit our showroom in Downtown Houston or book a free design consultation and speak to an expert about how you can upgrade your space with new furniture for a great price! Your holiday-ready home is just one visit away!

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