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Always be ready for last-minute guests

17 December 2016

When the holidays begin to sneak up on you, so do the last-minute guests. Don’t stress, just be prepared. Then kick back and enjoy the good company.

IKEA prepared foods on serving plates sit on a countertop. Veggie balls and snap peas are placed onto skewers.

1. A FULLY STOCKED FREEZER can be your best friend (and saviour) during the holidays. Luckily, we’ve got pretty much everything you need to see you through a slew of unplanned meals. Just dress up veggie balls, cheese pies, a seriously tasty loaf of bread, and more with some fresh ingredients, and you’re all set for dinner (and lunch... And breakfast). Check out our freezer-friendly foods here.

A GIF of a dining area being set for extra guests.
Stacks of stools, a step stool and a bench stand in front of a wall.

3. MAKE SPACE FOR DROP-IN DINNER GUESTS by always having extra essentials at the ready. A fold-up table is easy to store flat against a closet wall and adds so much more space for extra diners. Add extra seating like step stools, benches and stackable stools (they’re totally essential and take up no extra space at all). 

A daybed is made for sleeping and extra matresses are ready for extra guests.

4. YOU DON’T NEED A SOFA BED TO CREATE AN EXTRA SLEEPING SPACE. Layer an extra mattress or two on your day bed (which is another sleeping space in itself) and just move them down to the floor when you’ve got two or more folks sleeping over. Stash extra blankets and pillows in a basket nearby.

If you're looking for an extra mattress then browse our full range of mattresses

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.

Made by

Interior designer: Marianne Eriksson
Photographer: Sandra Werud
Writer: Vanessa Algotsson