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Welcome the New Year!

THE ASIAN AGE. | SITARA SURESH NAIDU
Published : Jan 2, 2020, 12:23 am IST
Updated : Jan 2, 2020, 12:23 am IST

Fret not for our experts will help you nail your house party! Just follow these basic steps.

Place furniture beside a window so that you’re guests can enjoy the view.
 Place furniture beside a window so that you’re guests can enjoy the view.

With New Year eve around the corner and one of the best way of welcome 2020 is by throwing an awesome NYE party at home. But, spacing out your house can be a bit tricky. Fret not for our experts will help you nail your house party! Just follow these basic steps.

Making room for guests to walk around can get a bit tricky but Vishal Krisha an interior designer says the trick lays in arranging furniture appropriately. He says, “It’s essential to ensure that guests feel encouraged to mingle without feeling cramped in an uncomfortable room. You must position furniture around the perimeter of your room. To make your room spacious, avoid placing furniture at the centre of the room. Place the furniture in small clusters along the wall to encourage intimate conversations between guests. You must also place the furniture beside windows to give guests a view and if you have no windows then place chairs next to art pieces and light stands.”

Party planner and designer Rashmi Gopalan says you need to take a few hours to move your furniture around before the party starts to get the most out of the space you have! She suggests, “Remove all coffee tables and footstools. Both can crowd a party area and make guests feel cramped. They can also lead to guests tripping when there’s not much space to walk around. Store your coffee tables and footstools in another room during the party.”

She adds, “If you wish to deny entry into a certain room then the best way to subtly send out the message is by blocking the entrance with a table with a wide spread of food or you can also place statement decor pieces at the entrance of your room.”

Shashi Bharadwaj an interior designer says it is essential to make a defined entry and exit path to the main room. He says, “Construct a clear circulation path to the door. If you’re holding the party in a small room, arrange your furniture in a way that makes a pathway. Arrange the pathway from the door to the end of the room and near any windows.  The pathway should be about at least two people wide.”

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