Whatever time together it is, all the family over, a long weekend off work or a kids party coming up, it’s time to actively organise your space so others can fit in and be, well… absorbed! Make your home as future-proof as possible, ready for extra mouths to feed at the dining table or visitors requiring a guest room sofa bed. Here’s how to handle the holidays, room by room.
Sofas that are big enough for an extended family will help keep conversation lively in the living area, while modular furniture – which can be moved around, or added and subtracted easily – is a clever solution. Cuddler chairs can easily seat two if space is tight, and recliners within sofas will give siblings plenty to argue over! Footstools can double up as extra seating, while stylish occasional or tub chairs that usually live in a bedroom or conservatory are also a great idea – being pulled into service when needed, and returning to brighten up their usual spot after guests depart.