How to Rearrange Your Furniture for the Holidays
We all love transforming our homes over the holidays. However, sometimes, home adjustments need to be made to squeeze everything in and keep the chaos to a minimum. Whether you need to make space for all of your cherished decorations, out-of-town houseguests, or to host dinners or parties, there’s often a need to move things around during the holiday season. Fortunately, this doesn’t have to be a stressful process—it just takes a little bit of planning. Here are three tips from a Loveland furniture store for rearranging your furniture during the holidays to maximize comfort (and minimize anxiety) throughout the season.
Don’t Be Afraid to Remove Furniture During the Season
To avoid clutter and overcrowding, you’ll likely need to remove some things from the parts of your home where you’ll be doing the most decorating or hosting. If you’re getting a tree, determine how big it can be before you purchase, and do some space planning to figure out where it will fit without sacrificing ease of movement throughout the room. Do you want your tree in a front window so people can see it from outside? Do you want it to be the focal point of your primary living space? Whatever location you choose for your tree, you’ll likely have to do some rearranging or removing of furniture. That large end table or coat rack may not make the cut if you’re trying to squeeze in a 7-foot tree and still have a little extra space for opening presents.
In addition to removing large pieces of furniture, you can also relocate smaller items to free up additional space. Relocate anything that isn’t functional, including purely decorative pieces and any large electronic elements that don’t get regular use to temporary locations in other rooms of the home or even in storage.
Spread the Cheer
When finding holiday homes for your decorations, it’s essential to spread items out evenly. Avoid cramming all of your decorations into one room. Add some festive decor to the bedrooms, kitchen, outside, and even the bathrooms. If you’re hosting, guests will love the holiday touches throughout the house.
Here are some great ideas for beautiful holiday decorations for every room.
Make Room for Festivities
Celebrating is what the holidays are all about, so you want to make sure there’s plenty of room for the people attending any festive events in your home. If you know you’ll be hosting holiday dinners or parties, keep them in mind as you plan your decorating and furniture rearrangement. For a cocktail style get together, make sure furniture is arranged in a way that will allow guests to walk around easily, without bumping into things or one another. It’s also important they have surfaces to place drinks and plates of food. You’ll also want to ensure there are plenty of seating areas—this is something to be mindful of as you rearrange and remove furniture when you’re decorating.
Even if you’re not hosting, it’s essential to make room in your home for all of the traditions that make the holidays so special. Make sure you leave space to open presents or that you have a designated area to light the menorah with your family.
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Prioritize Comfort and Convenience
While decorating for the holidays is exciting, it’s important not to sacrifice convenience and space. The holidays are stressful enough without making things more difficult with decorations. Make sure your daily routines and holiday events aren’t hindered by relocated furniture or holiday clutter. Don’t justify that coffee table blocking the living room entrance just to fit the tree, or removing the family’s favorite comfy chair to make room for that oversized snowman. It’s possible to make your home festive and functional with the right furniture arrangement.
Bonus Tip: You can also make your life simpler after the holidays by taking note of where you temporarily moved your things so you can get them back in their original places quickly and easily. Yes, it’s always a bit sad taking down holiday decorations and getting things back to normal, but planning ahead can help you avoid an unnecessary hassle getting everything in your home back to order.
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