The RSVPs are in, meals planned and prepped, and now it’s time to wrap up all your big projects and get ready for a little merriment. Set the tone for your home as warm and welcoming this holiday season with these quick and easy tips to make sure that every room in your home is refreshed and ready for guests and entertaining.
Our Abigail, Leahy, or Frankfort Table Lamps are simple and sophisticated options for extra dining or living room lighting.
1. Add Ambiance with Accent Lighting
Complement overhead lighting with extra layers of light. Brighten up any dark corner with a table or floor lamp. From handcrafted ceramic and wood designs to sleek, modern options, we have a wide variety of styles to choose from.
Style Tip: If you’re setting up the sideboard in your dining room as a buffet or dry bar, bring in more light with two table lamps on either side of the piece of furniture.
Give your bookcase or modular shelving a collected feel with handcrafted designs to hide knick-knacks and other items you don’t want in sight.
2. Refresh Your Home With Decorative Storage
Clear the clutter and organize your daily essentials with bins, baskets, and hooks. Add organization to your entryway with a hook rack to keep guests’ seasonal outerwear hung up and dry. In your living room, use bins and baskets to store pillows, throws, and children's toys—adding both a practical and decorative touch.
Project Tip: Add a set of our Wood Accessories Storage Boxes to beautifully conceal everything from home office essentials to bath essentials.
Great for dining rooms or petite breakfast nooks, our Mid-Century-inspired Dexter Chair features a comfortable foam-wrapped seat and is available in premium fabric and leather upholstery options.
3. Add More Seating
From your dining room to your living space make sure everyone has comfortable seating with our upholstered side chairs or sleek solid wood designs. If overhauling these entertaining spaces is especially top of mind right now, don’t forget to explore our range of in-stock and ready to ship styles. While planning your dining room may more about creating a formal setting, the living room is where you can truly make a statement by adding a lounge-worthy chair or two. Mix up a neutral aesthetic and add character with velvet or leather. Add chairs and ottomans which are easier to rearrange than a sofa—making your space more flexible to accommodate a larger or smaller group of guests.
From bedside lighting to a colorful rug underfoot—we have all the comforts to make your guest bedroom the perfect space to unwind and recharge.
4. Make Your Overnight Guests Feel at Home
If you refashioned your guest bedroom as a work-from-home space during the pandemic, it’s time to turn it back into a cozy retreat for visitors. Create a cozy guest bed with soft layers of sustainably sourced bedding and a colorful stitched linen quilt. Add a couple decorative pillows and complete the look with a warm wool throw for cool winter nights. Extend comfort into your guest bath with plush, organic towels and a handcrafted rug. Complete your space with organizational decor—our Glass and Wood Canisters or Terrafirma Ceramics are great for storing everything a guest could need during their stay.
Project Tip: Swapping out existing hardware for new pieces and a different finish can instantly transform a bathroom. From cabinet hardware to towel bars and pivot mirrors, you can find everything you need with our matching bath collections.
Find a rug for every room—our hand-knotted and flatweave rugs and runners come in a wide range of sizes.
5. Layer in Handcrafted Accents
Complete any space and add the perfect finishing touch with inviting accents that you’ll enjoy year-round. From handcrafted rugs to soft wool throw blankets, and a vase—decor provides the color and pattern you need to take you through the winter months ahead. Ground your spaces with a handcrafted rug. Our area rugs are heirloom-quality designs that are exclusively handwoven by skilled artisans, using centuries-old traditions and techniques that you'll enjoy for years to come.
For more quick style tips and design advice, our Design Crew is always here to help—book an appointment online, in-person, or by phone.