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How to Rearrange Your Furniture for a Holiday Party

The holidays can be stressful, especially if you’ll be entertaining guests for a holiday party. With these tips from our design experts at The RoomPlace, you can learn how to rearrange your furniture for a holiday party without losing your unique sense of efficiency and style.

Figure Out Your Highest Party Priority

If you’re throwing a holiday party, it’s important to figure out your main priority so that you can rearrange furniture accordingly. For many families, for example, dinner is the main event, which means that you’ll need to make extra space for tables and chairs. If you’re hosting a dinner party, we recommend adding leaves to the dining room table and clearing out living room furniture to make space for additional tables and chairs. If your family’s main event revolves more around opening gifts, rearrange your furniture around the Christmas tree.

Remove What You Don’t Need

While it can be tempting to want to show off that great conversation piece you bought last year, when it comes to throwing a holiday party, you might want to consider removing any furniture that isn’t serving a specific purpose. Remember, people need space to move comfortably around the room.

Let Your Holiday Decorations Take Center Stage

You may end up having to remove certain furniture pieces to create a more functional party layout. By making your holiday decorations the focal point of your living room, you can take the attention away from empty spaces and create a festive environment for your holiday party.

Arrange for Small, Intimate Groups

Even if you have a large, open space, it’s important to place furniture in small groups to help create a sense of intimacy among you guests. No one wants to have to lean over superfluous furniture to hear what the other guests are saying, and if the furniture is arranged poorly, it can create unneeded social pressure.

Whether you’re designing a living room for entertaining or doing a full-scale redesign, The RoomPlace has living room furniture for every style. Browse online or a visit one of our furniture showrooms in Chicagoland or the Greater Indianapolis area today!

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