Last updated on July 5th, 2023
Small apartments can be challenging when you are thinking of having friends over. But hey, while your space is small, your heart isn’t. And you don’t need to let your small apartment stop you and your friends from having a lovely evening together. So, how do you pull it off?
And what changes do you need to make in your living space to make this possible? We will not only answer your questions but share some interesting ideas for the next time you have friends over. Let’s dive in.
A Large and Cozy Coffee Table
A large coffee table is much like the wood fire in ancient times, with the tribesmen gathered around it when the sun goes down. Well, you can’t have a fire, but you can have your friends gather around your large coffee table for drinks and starters. Space may be limited, but a tight squeeze adds to the fun. And hey, this also gives your friends a chance to have a tête-à-tête standing in corners.
Stackable floating stools are a good option too, so that your friends don’t have to reach out for their wine glasses. It will avert spillage too. Red wine stains on the carpet are a nightmare in the making!
Cramping up the place with extra chairs so that everyone gets to sit isn’t the smartest move. Floor cushions are an excellent way to add more seating without cramping your space. When not in use, it’s easy to pile them up in a corner or put them away in your storage cabinets. This informal seating oozes charm and is sure to liven up the party.
We suggest you add an area carpet if you are adding floor cushions to your decor to amplify this gorgeous look.
Entertain in Your Kitchen
Your kitchen island or countertop can double up as a buffet when you have company. The informality of the setting will add to the feeling of bonhomie. You can be sure your friends will have a very good time in your small apartment when they have the run of your living room and kitchen. To amp up your look, you can try adding lanterns, fairy lights, and candles to the setting.
And hey, nothing is stopping you from laying a nice buffet with a few trims, such as gorgeous crockery, lovely floral arrangements, and other knick-knacks to give your space a festive look. But be warned, a stack of unwashed dishes in your sink is not the look you want! Prepare the eatables well in advance and make sure to clean them up before your guests arrive.
Open Up Your Bedroom Too
Opening up your bedroom to your guests lets them have a cozy place to relax. Make sure you have large trays handy to hold the appetizers. And if you are entertaining frequently, arrange your bedroom furniture accordingly.
A bed against the wall or in the corner of the room is the perfect way to create a non-bedroom, inviting ambiance. Yes, you will probably have to send your bed linen to the dry cleaners the next day, but it’s worth the effort to see your guests letting their hair down in this informal setting.
De-Clutter to Create Space
When you have a small space, it doesn’t make sense to add furniture or non-essentials to your home, no matter how attractive they are. A cluttered space looks smaller than it is, and you lose out on free-flowing space when you entertain. Make sure to avoid bulky sofas and cabinets for an uncluttered space. There is so much you can do with so little! So be grounded and add only the essentials to your space. While we are on the subject, arrange your furniture to maximize free movement.
Your space has a lot more to give than you give it credit for. The perfect arrangement, storage for unnecessary items, and glorious colors will make your home entertainment-worthy. Getting into the groove is ideal where home decor is concerned. Once you browse through the blogs on our website, you will get a grasp of what works and what doesn’t. And if you still feel a niggling doubt, feel free to contact us on homebliss.in.