Designing the Right Space for Entertaining
What makes a party or impromptu gathering special? It’s not just the camaraderie of welcome guests or the hors d’oeuvres that you’ve been slaving over all day.
The setting is just as important, so it’s up to you to ensure that you’ve created the perfect space for keeping people entertained. Here are some tips on how.
Think About Foot Traffic
One of the worst experiences in the world is going to a party where you have to rub elbows with people that you don’t like. While you can’t head off every bad pairing, you can make it easier for your guests to move around by creating a space that doesn’t block natural pathways or entry zones. This is also essential if you plan on serving people food or treating them to activities, and leaving main areas uncluttered grants you room for flexible modifications.
There’s Such a Thing as Too Much Space
On the other hand, it’s possible to be too distant. If your guests have to shout across the room to converse, you may want to think about rearranging the seating in addition to turning the music down.
As a general rule, you can usually get away with creating multiple areas that cater to close groupings. Pair corners, nooks and bars with dining sets or lounge furniture to accommodate those who naturally gather nearby.
Make Spaces Uniformly Comfortable
Your clever design ideas will go to waste if people can’t enjoy your home because they’re too hot or cold. Before your next party, consider fixing that broken home heater or investing in HVAC repair so that guests get a chance to appreciate all of the amazing redesign work you’ve been doing.
Want your home to become known as the neighborhood’s best-kept secret get-together spot? Talk to a John-William Interiors design specialist in Austin by calling today.