This year will see the first entire festive party season in three years. With many people set to host and attend Christmas parties for the first time since 2019, it's no surprise that excitement levels are growing, and hosts up and down the country are starting to plan their seasonal parties.

If you're welcoming friends and family to your Christmas festive party, then now is the perfect time to decorate your living room and set the ideal scene for your get-together. Here's some interior design inspiration to help you get started.

Add comfort with textures and soft furnishings.

Even if the sun is shining outside, creating a cozy, homely feeling in your living room during Christmas is always nice. A great way to do this is to add some soft, tactile furniture and accessories to the layout of your living room.

An easy way to make your lounge feel cozy is to buy stylish cushions and blankets for the sofa. As well as making the space more comfortable, these can add a splash of color to your party cushions and bring festive cheer to your interior decor.

@wiisidea add a splash of color to their warm living room with armchairs and ottomans

Go a step further and place one of our attractive rugs under your coffee table to define your seating area and soften the look of your lounge. Accent cushion stools can layer color, add extra seating space, and make your layout more interesting.

Invest in a spacious coffee table

If you're planning a Christmas party in your living room, your coffee table will likely play an essential role in the event. Not only is the coffee table a handy place for snacks and drinks, but it is also a great focal point where you may find friends and family sitting around it for in-depth conversation sometime in the evening.

Coffee tables with wide table tops are perfect for parties as they give you plenty of space for snacks and drinks and should be large enough to accommodate festive centerpieces. Get a large coffee table like the Peri, and you can even gather around it to play board games when night falls.

Use other surfaces, such as sideboards and TV cabinets, if your coffee table needs more space for all the snacks you want. Placing snack bowls in different places will encourage guests to move around and help promote communication and conversation.

Large combination sofas that can accommodate guests

If you're inviting friends and family to a festive gathering, you must ensure you have as much seating as possible. If your current sofa isn't up to the job, why not replace it with a spacious, welcoming lounge area before your party guests arrive?

Choose a combination sofa if you want maximum versatility in your lounge area. These flexible pieces of furniture can be extended and adapted to fit your space perfectly, allowing you to optimize your living room layout. Add a few details to your combination sofa, move existing pieces around to create additional seating for holiday guests, or turn your L-shaped sofa into a U-shaped sofa design.

sectional sofa

* @wiisidea ensures that there is plenty of space for guests to interact with each other in his well-lit and beautifully decorated living room with a sectional sofa

Another advantage of the combination sofas is that they are large and comfortable enough to be used as temporary guest beds when friends or family need to stay overnight. Remove the cushions, add comfortable bedding, and your temporary guest room is ready to move in.

Get the ambient lighting just right.

Lighting plays an essential role in setting the scene for a party. If it is too bright, your guests will find it hard to relax and let their hair down. Too dark, your friends and family won't be able to see what they're eating or who they're talking to.

Generally speaking, table and floor lamps are easier to design an atmospheric lighting scheme than ceiling lights. Place several lamps around the room to create different pools of light. Add as many lights as needed to get just the right level of light. You may consider turning off a few lights as night falls to make the room feel more intimate.

@wiisidea has created a cozy space in her living room with soft swivel chairs and floor lamps

While bright ceiling lights should be turned off during a party, ceiling lights hanging low above a coffee or dining table can add to the room's overall look. Make sure the bulbs in these lights are warm white and relatively dim. Otherwise, you may find that they dazzle your guests when switched on.

A little thought now about the layout of your living room will help you create a wonderfully festive atmosphere when the party season arrives. Look around today to find out more, get more interior design ideas, or find the perfect piece for your home.

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December 08, 2022 — CWiis

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