‘Tis the season to get organised for Christmas! Now’s the time to prep, especially if you’re planning a celebration with all the extended family.

If you’re hosting all your relatives, you might be wondering how you’ll be able to accommodate all those extra people around the dining table, snuggled on the sofa, or with somewhere to sleep.

Whether you’re cooking Christmas dinner for the first time, hosting family from afar, or planning seasonal drinks and nibbles with friends, we’re here to help make Christmas as stress-free and enjoyable as possible. Read on to discover how to make your home host-ready.

Gather round

Dorset natural oak dining table set for Christmas with a twinkling tree in the background.

Dorset extendable dining table | Marlene upholstered chairs | St. Ives larder | St. Ives sideboard

We’ve all experienced festive meals where the kids perch on stools, granny is on a garden chair, and you can hardly tuck into your roasties for fear of elbowing your great aunt. We’re here to make sure that doesn’t happen!

Get ahead and give your dining table the upgrade it deserves. Our extendable tables can be easily adapted, making them equally suited to small family meals and big celebrations.

All together now

Cream corner sofa with a dog sitting on surround by a Christmas tree, presents and decorations.

Bridgeport corner sofa | Detroit nest of coffee tables | Detroit sideboard | Detroit bookcase

From Christmas Eve movie nights to opening stockings on Christmas morning, it’s safe to say you’ll be making memories on the sofa over the festive season. If you plan to have guests over, it might be worth considering a corner sofa. Not only are they a spacious choice for all your additional family, friends and pets, but also perfect for much-needed afternoon snoozing in the Twixmas period!

Make your space multipurpose

Multipurpose home office space with a desk in the background and an open sofa with bedding ready to welcome guests.

Kip sofa bed

If you need extra beds for family or friends to stay the night, we have a range of two, three-seater and chaise sofa beds that can transform home offices, guest bedrooms, children’s playrooms and more into multifunctional spaces.

On the box

Living room featuring the Porter blue velvet sofa with a Christmas tree next to with elegant gold bauble, a set of nesting coffee table in a dark wood stain with gold legs.

Porter sofa | Porter armchair | Madison nest of tables

Whether you want to tune in for the King’s speech, doze in front of a festive film, or laugh out loud at a classic Christmas comedy, you’ll want to make sure you’ve got somewhere for everyone to watch TV.

Our sofas come in a range of sizes and styles to suit your space. Plus, there’s the option to match with a footstool for maximum comfort, with many offering handy in-built storage.

Table talk

St. Ives nest of tables

It’s the time of year to indulge, so you’ll want to ensure you’ve got somewhere your guests can put their glass of Baileys, mince pies or plates of cheese and biscuits.

Whether you choose a useful nest of tables that offers a space-saving solution or opt for a small side table, we’ve got lots to choose from that will make your living room extra welcoming to visitors this Christmas.

Wrapped to perfection

Christmas tree with colouful babules and decorations next to a dark stained sideboard and cream sofa with colourful presents on.

Detroit sideboard | Bridgeport sofa

It’s always a good idea to have some spare presents stashed away in case you need an emergency gift. Chocolates, candles, hand cream, and socks are a few easy things to have on hand. Wrap in your favourite festive paper and hide in your sideboard to give to unexpected guests.

Hopefully, that’s given you plenty of ideas for getting your home organised and ready for Christmas guests. Head to the Oak Furnitureland website to discover our full range of furniture and sofas, with 7-day delivery available on many items.

Don’t forget to tag us at #OakFurnitureland and on Instagram so we can see how you’re getting into the festive spirit and styling your Oak Furnitureland pieces for Christmas. Learn more about finding pieces for the whole home and how you can Grow Your Home with us.