Remember the days of throwing parties, having friends and relatives over for the holidays, and getting together to celebrate life milestones? It might seem like the world will never return to normal because of COVID-19. However, our fingers are crossed that one day we’ll again be allowed to safely host festive gatherings. Here are four home features that make a home ideal for entertaining.

1. A welcoming entryway.
Your entryway is the first impression your guests have when they enter your home, so make it warm and welcoming! Provide a bench, a few setats, and a coat rack. If your space isn’t large enough for those things, tidy up your nearest closet for quick access.

2. Plenty of seating areas.
Entertainment spaces should be comfortable and provide a variety of seating so guests can mingle. A living room with couches and cozy chairs is perfect! If you have a countertop with barstools, you can dedicate that space to conversing over appetizers. 

3. Mood lighting.
Mood lighting is about making your guests feel comfortable and maximizing the ambiance of the environment. Layer various lighting, like scones, table lamps, and floor lamps. Candles are a great additional accent!

4. Versatile dining areas.
Maximize your dining space by investing in an extendable table and swapping out interchangeable decor when the seasons change. Make sure your table is comfortable and can accommodate a large number of guests!