December 12, 2023

By: Zara Sahota | Design Specialist

The Entertainer's Handbook: How to host your best Christmas yet!  

How do you entertain on Christmas day?

If you have been chosen to entertain on Christmas day, or you have bravely put your hand up to host this year, it can be quite an exciting and daunting task. However, with the right preparation and a few helpful tips, you can make the day even more special and stress-free for you and your guests. 

No matter where you are this Christmas, we hope you are surrounded by the people you love. 

Keep reading to find out our top tips to make the day filled with joy, laughter and cherished memories. 

Choosing the right seating options

On Christmas day, it is important to create a comfortable and inviting atmosphere for your guests. One way to do this is by providing multiple seating options throughout your home. Ottomans, sofas, armchairs, and kitchen stools are all great choices to consider. Ottomans can provide extra seating while also doubling as a footrest or coffee table. Sofas and armchairs provide cozy spots for guests to relax and engage in conversation. Stools are ideal for quick bites or casual conversations around the kitchen island. 

However, the most important piece of furniture to invest in for a successful Christmas lunch is an extension dining table. With an extension dining table, you can easily accommodate a large number of guests, ensuring that everyone has a seat at the table. This allows for meaningful conversations and shared experiences, fostering a sense of togetherness and warmth. 

Decorate your space

When it comes to choosing the right decorations, there are a few options to consider. One option is to go with bright and festive décor. This can include vibrant ornaments and eye-catching garlands to reflect the holiday season. 

Another option is to stick with a specific color theme. This can be a great choice if you prefer a more cohesive and coordinated look. You can choose a traditional color scheme, such as red and green, or opt for something more unique and modern, like silver and blue.  

Don't forget about the dining table! This is often the centerpiece of the Christmas day celebration, so make sure it is beautifully decorated. Consider using a festive tablecloth, elegant dinnerware and a centerpiece that captures the holiday spirit. 

Festive food prep

Whether you have decided to take on the responsibility of cooking the food yourself or have asked your guests to bring a dish each, it is essential that you have some light bites and nibbles ready at the beginning of the festivities. These appetisers not only keep your guests satisfied while they wait for the main meal, but they also set the tone for the rest of the gathering. 

When it comes to drinks, having a well-stocked and organised drinks trolley can be a game-changer. It not only adds a touch of elegance and sophistication to your Christmas setup, but it also consolidates all the beverages in one place, making it convenient for your guests to help themselves throughout the day. You can also add some decorative elements like garnishes, straws and festive-themed drinkware to complete the look. 

Budget-friendly gifts

As the festive season approaches, many of us find ourselves overwhelmed with various obligations and responsibilities. From holiday shopping to hosting gatherings, it's a time when our budgets can easily get stretched thin. However, amidst all the chaos and stress, there's no reason to compromise on the joy of giving thoughtful gifts. 

We have put together the best home décor pieces from our collection which act as great gifts that won’t break the bank!


Make your house feel like a home and discover furniture and homewares collections that will live with you through every moment.  

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