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Entertaining at Home: Setting up a Stylish Space

Entertaining at home is a big deal for most people. If you enjoy having friends and relatives over to your place to enjoy their company and spend time together, you do want to make sure you have your home set up properly, to entertain accordingly.

Indoor Entertaining.

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For indoor entertaining, it is all about a full entertainment system and lots of space. For most parties that take place indoors, the guests will be spending most of their time there in the living room and dining area. This gives you the kitchen as a separate space for preparing any food or drinks for your guests. Put on a movie for anyone who wants to sit down and take a breather to enjoy, or even just some fun music in the background.

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Having bowls of fresh fruit set up on the table, along with a deck or cards or other games, ensures you will always have a way to keep your guests entertained. You may spend all of your time chatting, but if you need something to do, it is a lot easier to have ideas on hand then end up struggling for a solution.

Outdoor Entertaining.

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If you are stressing about an upcoming outdoor party and you want to make sure you have everything ready, there are a few important bases to cover. Start by figuring out the cooking arrangements, where you are going to prepare any food. It is more than worth it to have at least a small oven and other amenities set up outside, to save yourself time and hassle from having to run in and out of the kitchen. Do not forget to add in a well-stocked cupboard of liquor and beer, for anyone who wants to enjoy a delicious cocktail one evening.

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Proper lighting is always important when you are entertaining outdoors. The last thing you want is to have someone tripping and hurting themselves simply due to poor lighting on your part. Decorate the outside space with some candles for a relaxed ambiance, or get large light fixtures set up around the deck and yard for a brighter, bolder lighting effect. Lanterns added in along any pathways also works well.

Extra Tips.

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Always personalize your space. Although you do want to keep in mind, whether for indoor or outdoor entertaining, or both, how many people who plan to invite over on a regular basis and who you plan to invite, you do have to keep yourself in the equation. After all, this is your home so you come first. Although you are preparing for guests, you should still maintain it as your space by personalizing it. Whether you do so by adding some of your favorite photos in frames around the space, some artwork you love, or other pieces that truly make it your own.

There is nothing better than styling at least one space in your home, creating a stylish space where you can entertain and enjoy yourself. Spend time with friends and family, and be ready for anything with these fun, simple styling tips.{picture 1,2 ,3 & 4, and 5}.

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice on June 27, 2012

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Stefan
Stefan is the owner of Homedit.com – he started the site back in November 2008, from his passion for interior design and decorations and since then the site went from being a simple blog to one of the most popular home design websites on the web right now.

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