Design the Perfect Gathering Space for the Holidays

21 Nov 2019

With Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations just around the corner, the best way to begin organizing for the event is by starting with the furniture layout. So let’s get creative and think about crowd flow will be around the house. We’ve compiled a simple guide to follow that works for every living room in the house.

If you have a larger space, feel free to arrange furniture in such a way that conversation areas are created in the middle of the room, leaving several feet between the walls and the furniture, not less than 60 cm to make clear walkways around the furniture. Create more conversation areas where the placement of the furniture comes in to help have an intimate talk. Arranging seats side-by-side and slightly facing each other creates a synergetic position, situate chairs no more than 9 feet apart in conversation areas.

Position the sofas and chairs to face each other (not necessarily straight on, but close), and so they are close enough that people can converse at ease, leaving adequate space between tables for guests to push back chairs as well as walk freely.

Maintain a steady flow along the buffet or appetizer tables by using long, narrow tables or wide circular tables instead of small square tables.

And if you have a living room big enough, create harmony by having multiple conversation areas.  You can use a console to separate the two seating areas while using two rugs clearly define each space.

Happy holidays!