Whether hosting overnight guests or throwing a soiree, having a small home doesn’t mean less fun or less comfort. Forget the usual worries of “Will everyone fit?” or “Where will people sit?” and take a look at our top tips for hosting guests in small homes. So, if you’re looking for small living room ideas to make the most of your space, or want to make hosting guests more enjoyable, read our tips here.
Before your guests arrive
Whatever the occasion, there’s a few housekeeping tips to remember when hosting guests. Rule number one, keep the space cool. Whether you’ve got few friends coming for a party or family staying over for the festive season, it’s bound to get stuffy in a small home. So make sure to open your windows before the occasion and consider investing in a fan for the hotter months!
Rule number two, clean your space. Small spaces tend to look even messier or cluttered when there are items laying about, so get stuck into a deep clean and embrace your inner minimalist by clearing everything away.
Making the most of your space
Looking to create a relaxed dining area without the need of a formal setting? A built-in seating area in your kitchen can be the perfect space. Remember if you have any architectural quirks in your small home, be creative with built in seating and utilise any additional storage space they may bring.
All space can be utilised, particularly if you have a small dining room or kitchen. Using an over the door storage unit in a kitchen cupboard can help create even more space for your kitchen essentials, while a pull-out bin can free up floor space giving you extra room if guests come over for dinner.
A storage footstool is perfect for keeping things like books, magazines, cuddly toys and remotes tidied away plus they offer an extra seat for when you have people over and tuck away nicely in the corner once everyone has gone.