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Find your home’s most entertaining side

First time holding holiday celebrations this year? You might be looking around your home thinking “Where am I going to hold this thing?” “Where is everyone even going to sit?” Don’t worry, you’ve probably got everything you need already. Come see our 4 essential tips on finding and making a sit down entertainment space.

Make a sit down entertaining space.
Make a sit down entertaining space.

Find yourself a spot. First up is finding a good place to set up your dinner party. It could be somewhere different to where you normally eat, like the hallway say, or maybe the living room. What you’re looking for is a space big enough for your guest list, and room to move and pull out chairs.

Start a seating scavanger hunt. Then, if you haven’t got it all already, have a look for extra seating and table space. You can be creative about what you use, chairs from any room are fair game and desks or doors make great tables. It doesn’t matter if things look mismatched here because they can be tied together later on.

Or grab yourself some flexible furniture. Of course now could also be the time you decide to shop for extra seating or fold out tables too. Our recommendation is, if you’re only using your bonus seats for celebrating, go with foldable or stackable ones, so you can store them at other times.

...and then tie it all together. Textiles are amazing for giving a theme to a celebration. Even if your furniture is mismatched from all around the house, a large tablecloth or fabric can bring them together and make your setting look magical. Neutral colours are a good way to calm things down if it feels a little busy and bright colours perk things up a bit.

Our table decorating ideas

Parachute style stool

We love to see our customers get creative with our products. Go for it! But please note that altering or modifying IKEA products so they can no longer be re-sold or used for their original purpose, means the IKEA commercial guarantees and your right to return the products will be lost.

Photographer: Mats Ekdahl
Interior designer: Jenny Wik
Copy writer: James Rynd