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Preparing your home for guests this Christmas

PREPARE YOUR HOME

PREPARING YOUR HOME FOR GUESTS THIS CHRISTMAS

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If you’re hosting Christmas this year, make sure you’re well-prepared for your guests. Whether they’re staying over or just popping by, our handy tips and home solutions will help the season run smoothly. After all, there’s far too much fun to be had to stress about things. Go on, have another mince pie

At the table

Panicking about where everyone’s going to sit for Christmas dinner? Considering the feasibility of using that old camping table as a makeshift eating surface? Or thinking of simply squeezing everyone in and perching on a corner yourself? Worry not.

If you’re feeding a crowd this Christmas, we have a range of extending dining tables to suit every kind of interior style. A versatile solution, extending tables can be used all year round for everyday use, then with a little adjustment you’ve got a table that comfortably fits extra guests on those special occasions.

No more chaise malaise

Extra table room means you need some more chairs. While the mix and match quality of a selection of whatever chairs you have available has its own charm, if you’re looking for all your guests to be seated at the same height as they tuck in to dinner, then some spare matching chairs are the answer.

Choose from a huge selection of dining chairs to complement your dining table, from upholstered styles in your choice of colour and fabric to traditional oak slatted designs. Or, if you only need the extra chairs every once in a while, choose storable solutions like the Design Project by John Lewis No.036 dining chair, which is easily stackable with others from the range, or the House by John Lewis Buiani folding chair, which does what it says on the tin.

Somewhere to sleep

Overnight guests need a place to rest after a hard day’s celebrating, and a sofa bed makes the ideal pop-up solution for extra sleep space.

Our vast range of sofa beds stretches from budget-friendly options to luxury pocket sprung styles. For a simple solution that’s under £500, our The Basics Clapton sofa bed features a foam mattress, and is available in three colours. For something you’ll likely use as a sofa for most of the time, our Sacha sofa bed has a classic chaise end for simple, functional style. And if you fancy designing your own, our squidgy Chopin pocket sprung sofa bed can be made according to your choice of shape, fabric and colour, as can our Strauss small sofa bed.

Essentials for the perfect stay

Make your guests feel at home with everything they need for a cosy Christmas stay. Add a boutique hotel feel to their sleeping arrangements with a set of stylish bedding from our vast selection, or keep it simple with neutral hues in comfortable cotton and a textured throw for extra warmth.

Don’t forget extra bits like spare towels for each of your guests. Our much-loved Supima towels come in a range of colours, and are sumptuously soft on the skin for luxurious bathing that’ll make your guests wish they could stay longer.

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