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How to make your living room the perfect hosting spot

19th July 2022

The sun is finally shining here in the UK, so it’s time to get together with friends and family to celebrate. If you’re planning on turning your home into the perfect hosting hotspot this summer, then you’ll need to implement some careful planning to ensure it’s a sizzling success.

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Your living room is the social hub of your home, and here at Cover My Furniture, we’ve got over 60 years of experience making beautiful loose sofa covers for our customers, that have ensured that their social hubs remain fresh and inviting. In that time, we’ve picked up a few tips on how to turn your living room into the perfect hosting space for those warm summer evenings.

So, if you’re looking for some stylish home décor inspiration, we’re here to help.

Create an inviting atmosphere

For starters, you want your living room to be an inviting space that welcomes people in as they walk through the door. The key to achieving this is comfort. A comfortable space allows people to relax and feel at home, so you want to ensure that every element is tailored to foster a relaxing atmosphere. This begins with the sofa.

The right sofa design can perfectly facilitate quality time with friends and family, so it’s worth bearing in mind that the size and shape of your sofa sets the tone for your living room space. To create a perfect, inviting atmosphere in your home, you’ll need a sofa that’s big enough to seat enough people to create an engaging social atmosphere. Whether you opt for something a bit more traditional, or if you prefer a more modern design, there’re plenty of ways to create an engaging social atmosphere.

For example, corner sofas are great for creating a a bubbly social atmosphere, as it ensures your guests are seated in a way that encourages conversation. You can find these in a variety of designs, so there’s definitely one out there that will seamlessly blend into your living room aesthetic!

Conversational corners

A conversational corner is a fantastic way to utilise any neglected space in your lounge, and turn it into the perfect spot for more private, intimate conversation. Populate your corner with a couple of armchairs and a mini bar to transform your space into a spot fit for two (or more!). A couple of features like these, as well as a soft, textured rug, combine to create a cosy conversational nook where your guests can go to take a breather from all the excitement!

Take the kids into consideration!

If you’re having family and friends over for a gathering, then the chances are that there’s going to be more than one guest attending that’s on the young side. So, it’s not just the adults that you’ll need to accommodate! By transforming a small room or spare corner into a colourful play area, you’ll create the perfect atmosphere for any children attending to let their imaginations run wild, and entertain themselves while the grown ups are socialising. For this particular room or area, we’d recommend that you invest in a sofa that’s firm enough to withstand jumping around and playing on. We’d also suggest velvet sofa covers to accompany your sofa, as they’re far easier to clean than most other materials.

There you have it! Those are our top tips for creating the perfect summer hosting spot in your home. It’s a fantastic time to get together with friends and family, so you want your sofas to be in immaculate condition before inviting your guests over. That’s where we can help – with a range of vibrant, summery sofa covers for you to explore at your leisure right here on our site.

If you’re having trouble deciding on a style, or you’re looking for something in particular, don’t hesitate to let one of us know – you can get in touch using the contact form on our website, or through our Facebook or Instagram. We’re always happy to hear from you!

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