How to Turn your Living Room into a Social Space

If you want your home to be the hub of entertainment next year, here are a few tips to transform your home into a social space.

Sociable Seating

Sometimes, being a great host is about being practical and making sure that your guests are comfortable. Extravagant finishing touches may add wow factor to your soiree but if you don't have the basics in place, your party will fall flat. With this in mind, the first thing to consider when preparing to throw a party is seating arrangements. You will not only have to make sure that every guest has a place to perch but that your seating arrangement puts your guests at ease. A circular seating arrangement always works well and it ensures that no one is left out of the conversation.

DIY Drinks

Empty glasses are a dinner party faux pas and one of your main responsibilities as host is to ensure your guests' glasses are always full. One way to make your guests feel comfortable is to allow them to help themselves. Create a cocktail bar for your guests and let them make their own fancy drinks.

A mimosa bar cart is a novel way to get your guests in the party spirit and is easy to create. Simply fill a few carafes with different fruit juices, a champagne bucket filled with champagne on ice and don't forget to provide bowls of raspberries, blueberries and blackberries to drop in the top of your glass.

Create a Centrepiece

Every seating arrangement needs a centrepiece and the coffee table naturally takes centre stage. Whatever the season, make sure that your coffee table is sufficiently styled. Whether you have a dark wood coffee table or glass design, creating a show stopping table is easy. Simply add a candle, designer matches and create a talking point with a few coffee table books.

Put Together a Playlist

Once you have successfully organised seating arrangements and decorated your room to perfection, it is time to set the mood. Music will instantly put your guests at ease and one of the best ways to create a welcoming atmosphere is to put together a playlist that complements your party theme. Go online to research the best song choices for your soiree.

So, there you have it, four ways to transform your living area into a sociable space.