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Getting ready for guests this Christmas

As the countdown to Christmas begins, we start to take more pride in our homes in preparation to welcome guests and host gatherings over the festive period. At Leekes, we've put together some top tips on making sure your home is fully prepared for all the festivities ahead.

Beauty Sleep

One of the first things you need to think about is where your guests will be sleeping.  If your guest room looks tired and full of all your extra random bits that you couldn't find space for, then now is the time to de-clutter. Once you have done this, you can think about styling, and how to make your guest room a cosy space to ensure your guests have a comfortable and relaxing stay. 747518_lIf you're short of space and don't have a spare room, why not invest in a sofa bed for your living room. Far more comfortable than airbeds and very quick and easy to assemble at the end of an evening. This Gainsborough Selby 2.5 seater sofa bed is ideal for compact rooms whilst still holding elements of style. Crafted from soft fabric with deep seat cushions for extra comfort, this sofa bed is perfect for keeping inline with trends whilst also providing practicality and convenience.

Dining in Style

Halo place setting_Max size 2000px RGBChristmas Dinner is a special one, the most anticipated banquet of the year, so ensuring that your guests are comfortable is vital. Making sure everyone is seated with enough room can often be a challenge when you're hosting for all the family, so we recommend investing in an extending dining table. They can offer a clever solution for those who don't wish to take up too much space day-to-day. Dressing the table can also take some forward planning, check out our 'Dressing your table this Christmas' blog post where you'll find all the best tips and advice to ensure your table is styled to perfection.

 

Living Room

763829_lYour living space is an important one. It tends to be a focal point for guests at Christmas especially if your kitchen lacks space and is unusually over run with pots, pans and roast potatoes. So whilst you're sweating over the stove, make sure your guests are able to sit back and relax in your living space. You're likely to have less space than usual with your Christmas Tree taking pride of place. So try to clear out any unnecessary clutter and create a clean and tidy environment. If you're struggling to find a home for things, storage boxes can be the perfect solution to clear away the random bits and bobs you have hanging around. Our Casa large storage box in grey is ideal to slot in the corner of your living room with out getting in the way.

Now that you are suitably prepared for the festivities ahead. Sit back and enjoy the festive period with your friends and family. Merry Christmas from all of us here at Leekes!

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