How to create a warm and welcoming home to entertain this Holiday Season.

It’s best to welcome guests into an open part of your home where there isn’t too much furniture making the room look cluttered. Allow the guests to have space to move around and mingle with a few options for those who prefer to sit.
One of our favorite accents for a welcoming home is the bar cart.  We found this creative idea on Pinterest and it's a great way to spruce up a room and add a little holiday touch. 

A well lit room is also important - but that definitely doesn’t mean turning on extremely bright or fluorescent lights. Create a warm and inviting atmosphere with some of these lighting ideas: 

This is a pretty way to add a little sparkle to your tropical Christmas decor.

Lanterns are also a simple touch to warm up a room and they can be found at just about any craft store. Here in Palm Beach, it’s still pretty warm outside, so a great place to entertain guests is the backyard. Try wrapping trees with Christmas lights or hanging lanterns from them to create atmosphere.

If you're welcoming guests for an overnight stay, remember to provide them with a comfortable space to live in. One great idea we got from Martha Stewart is to keep a matching pile of towels folded and tied together with a ribbon. That way, before the guest arrives, you can simply pick up the towels and place them in their room.

Similarly, make decorating a breeze by touching up your guest's room with stationary. Not only may it come in handy, but it's an excellent way to bring in a winter theme or something seasonal into the room. 

Whatever you choose to do, remember to have fun with it. Happy decorating!