5 Tips to Prep Your Orlando Home for Holiday Entertaining
With the holidays quickly approaching, entertaining your friends and family is inevitable so today, we're going to be your interior design experts to help when hosting your loved ones!
Here are our top 5 tips that the best entertainers get right during the holiday season:
1. Make Your Dining Setting Stand Out
Different size table decoratives will create a sense of elegance without interrupting the conversations of your guests. Placing smaller table items between the seat settings will allow comfortable communication amongst the beauty of your table display. In order to bring some warmth back into your setting, add in some small flower arrangements or single candle placements. Finally, glam up your table with matching charger plates or a beautiful silverware selection.
2. Dress Up The Kitchen
Incorporating some holiday touches in your kitchen will help seamlessly tie in the design of your home whether traditional or modern. Some good spots to utilize are your breakfast nook, kitchen island, or counters, but you'll want to keep it simple here as you'll likely need the extra space during the holidays. If you need some more inspiration, here are 15 Decor Tips that will bring the holiday spirit to your kitchen this year!
3. Provide Enough Seating
Always ensure the right amount of seating options when entertaining. A comfortable array of areas to chat, during a cocktail/hors d’oeuvre hour, is crucial when welcoming your guests. The placing of side tables and a large centered coffee table allow for added convenience. You don't want your guests holding their empty glasses.
4. Set The Mood With Accessories
For instance, if going for a warm and fuzzy vibe, pay attention to candles, big throws and accent rugs. Use these festive items to layer over your normal everyday decor. These accessories are inexpensive add-ons that are easy to store and can be used year after year. Make sure to start where people gather, the living room!
5. Small Touches Leave Big Impressions
It's common to miss those special bathroom touches so make this room just as welcoming to your guests with small gestures. A vanity flower arrangement -- seasonal scented hand soap or candle -- matching counter containers. The key is to remember the little things here. Seasoned entertainers don't miss this one!
Interested to know how the Market is doing and where it's headed this holiday season?
Check Out Our Quick October Market Update and the Numbers Below!
October: Baldwin Park
💰Average Home Price= $576,750
📊Inventory up 38.7% vs. October 2017
🎉Just Listed= 18
✒️Under Contract: 8
🕐Average Day on Market: 64
October: Winter Park (32789)
💰Average Home Price= $655,324
📊Inventory up 2.6% vs. October 2017
🎉Just Listed= 80
✒️Under Contract: 31
🕐Average Day on Market: 96
October: Winter Park (32792)
💰Average Home Price= $229,754
📊Inventory up 18.9% vs. October 2017
🎉Just Listed= 70
✒️Under Contract: 44
🕐Average Day on Market: 50