Holiday Hosting Essentials

With the Holidays just around the corner, most of us are already thinking about the fabulous parties, from intimate gatherings to social events of the season we're all starting to plan menus, stock up on goodies and grabbing a few essentials to perfect the setting. When it comes to hosting there's just a few essentials that are needed to put together the right amount of style to a space.

First up, seating is key, standing can only go so far when it comes to entertaining. So grabbing a convertible piece of furniture that can be used for the party and for living space is the best place to start. Ottoman's are my favorite option, they can be used as a seat or even a table, and in most cases don't break the bank like other pieces of furniture do. I'm especially loving the shape and style of this one from Havertys. Next up, lighting in the form of a chic floor lamp to add a pop of light and soften the ambiance to the room. Mirrors, like this deco mirror is the perfect statement piece and even works great for those quick hair and make up checks. And no home decor is complete without a stylish tray decked out with everyone's favorite coffee table essentials, a great candle, flowers and a couple fabulous books. Style it up with your holiday theme and set it on top of your ottoman for the perfect pop of style. And voila, you're holiday hosting ready. Now just to figure out that menu and to start cooking.

What is your favorite way to prepare your home for the holidays?

Whether you are looking for the perfect couch or an accent piece to tie the whole room together, Havertys has everything you need to prepare your home for guests this holiday season!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Havertys.  The opinions and text are all mine.