If you love to entertain, then you know how important it is to have the right space in which to do so. The best entertaining spaces have plenty of seating options, surfaces and standing space. It should have an easy flow that feels natural for people to congregate and move around in. Nothing can spoil a party faster than a bad venue.
There are some simple tricks for making a great entertaining space. It doesn’t have to be complicated to choose the right furniture and arrange it in a way that creates multiple conversation areas. After that, it’s all icing on the cake.
Here are 10 examples of great entertaining spaces, indoors and out, to inspire you.
The two levels create defined spaces while offering an easy flow between the conversation areas.
Each conversation area has its own unique vibe, but a consistency in color scheme to main the flow from one space to the next.
String lights help define the quaint dining space in this outdoor area.
This seating is ideal for a great room entertaining space because it serves multiple sides and is easy to move around to fit the space.
Ottomans and poufs are great to keep around in case you ever need some extra seating.
Area rugs help define multiple conversation areas in a large space. This one also makes the television in this space feel more a part of the room.
This designer painted one area of the wall with chalkboard paint to create a stage area. So fun!
The metal dining chairs mimic the ones at the bar to create a cohesive look.
This dream patio has some great ideas you can inexpensively mimic, like the seating around the fire pit and curtains to define each area.
Don’t be afraid to get creative with your seating, like these homemade benches with cushions on top.
Having the right entertaining space is the first step to being a great host.