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Make Your Home Perfect for Entertaining

Your Next Party Will Be One to Remember

With the holidays quickly approaching, you may already be thinking about hosting a seasonal celebration for family and friends. But is your home ready?  No matter what size your house is, making sure it can accommodate guests takes a little effort. But with just a few adjustments, you can turn your dwelling into the perfect venue for entertaining – and making memories with the people you care about. 

Extend Your Space with a New Patio Door
Your patio door may seem like a smaller detail in your overall home design, but it can make a major difference when it comes to entertaining. Pella® Scenescape™ multi-slide patio doors or  bifold patio doors help create a seamless transition from indoors to outside, greatly expanding your social space. Plus, the generous sightlines create an open, airy feel, making your home seem larger. 

Add Ambiance with Lighting
Never underestimate the power of lighting while creating an atmosphere. While bright spaces can add energy to your get-together, turning down the lights can signal a more formal decorum. Adding dimmers to your light fixtures will allow you adjust your lighting depending on the vibe you want to establish. And Pella between-the-glass blinds and shades allow you to quickly darken a room for more sophisticated gatherings.

Position Furniture for Conversation

Rearranging your furniture is a relatively simple way to upgrade your home's entertainment potential. Placing your couches and chairs directly across from each other is a subtle way to inspire conversation between friends. Set up several different social areas to create a nice flow that encourages guests to move and mingle. And make sure there's adequate space around serving areas to let people move freely as they're filling their plates with hors d'oeurves.

Amp Up the Party with a Speaker System
Whether you’re hosting a formal dinner party or a boisterous barbecue, music can play a significant role in setting the mood. Adding in-ceiling or in-wall speakers will allow you to carry that mood to every space in your home – even outside. Your speaker system can also help you create a home theater experience that’s perfect for both Super Bowl parties and movie nights.

 Want to get your party started right? Set the perfect vibe with one of our recommended playlists.

This article was written by

Nicolle Picray, Content Marketing & Social Media, Pella Windows & Doors

A self-proclaimed Social Media Geek and DIY aficionado, Nicolle is a member of the Pella Marketing team, focused on content creation and curation. In her free time she can be found pillaging thrift shops for furniture projects, attempting to rationalize with her 4 year old daughter, and editing her husband’s honey-do list.

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