While we might be a few weeks away from actually starting to decorate our houses, now is the ideal time to be thinking about the more practical side of getting your home ready for Christmas. We are talking about prepping your living room for all the Christmas movie marathons, picking the right dining table and making sure your storage is on point.
We are fully aware of how overwhelming hosting Christmas can be and transforming your home into a glorious Christmas grotto that can cope with a small village can be a daunting task, but fear not, Oak Furnitureland (opens in new tab) is here to help with their awesome Black Friday deals (opens in new tab)….
1. Make the most of Black Friday deals
This Black Friday, Oak Furnitureland is offering up to 50 per cent off some amazing products that are well-made by experts in solid hardwood so you know their furniture is going to last. Plus, there is currently free delivery on all orders and a free accessory when you spend £1500.
2. Choose the right dining table
Right, let’s first talk the pièce de résistance – the dining table. This year do it properly, don’t have poor granny sat on a wooden stool you dragged down from the spare room and the kids all spinning around on office chairs. Why not upgrade your somewhat chaotic Christmas dining situation and invest in a proper dining set (opens in new tab), with six matching chairs and everything!
3. Get your hallway ready for Christmas guests
Your hallway works hard at Christmas – it's the first thing guests notice, and it’s put under enormous stress with the constant stream of visitors that flow through the door, so it’s important to get it prepped and ready. A practical sideboard (opens in new tab) is a great addition to a hallway at any time of year, providing a focus point and some handy extra storage, but at Christmas it will come into its own. Not only can you use sideboards to hide away any knick-knacks you don’t want your guests to see, but you can use the surface space to add festive cheer to your hallway. Light some candles, strew it will foliage, dot around some mini Christmas trees, and you’ve added some seasonal style.
4. Make sure your living room style is super practical
When everyone gathers on the sofas, after eating their own weight in stuffing and pigs in blankets for the obligatory viewing of It’s a Wonderful Life, you definitely need a sturdy coffee table. This rustic solid oak table (opens in new tab) is big enough for all your guests to prop their hot chocolates, (or even better, hot toddies). Plus, the ample storage space offers plenty of room to keep those all important board games, because you just know by the end of Christmas day, the Trivial Pursuit will be out and everyone will be arguing over who was host to the 1984 Winter Olympics (Sarajevo, for those interested).
5. Give the highlight of everyone’s Christmas a new home (yes, we are talking about the TV)
After the food, the next best thing about Christmas is the TV, make sure you give it the pedestal it deserves with a stylish new cabinet. This solid oak corner cabinet (opens in new tab) is perfect, especially if you are squeezed for space in your living room. The two roomy drawers are perfect for keeping your most loved DVDs, and ideal if there's a gamer in your house so you can hide away those, let’s be honest, unsightly consoles.
Feeling less overwhelmed? Us too. Just be sure to place all your orders at Oak Furnitureland ASAP so they arrive in time for the big day!* Good luck.
*Please check the product’s pages for further details on any deliveries before Christmas