How to welcome guests this Christmas

With families and friends set to reunite this year for an extra special Christmas to remember, you might be wondering how you’ll be able to accommodate all those extra people round the dining table or on the sofa.

So, 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 2021 as stress-free and enjoyable as possible.

With hundreds of products still available for pre-Christmas delivery, we’ve got all the furniture you need to make your house a home this festive season. Here are a few of our must-have pieces that Santa and his elves can get to you in time for the big day.

Gather round

Brindle dining set | @dove_cottage

We’ve all experienced festive meals where the kids are perched on stools, granny is on a garden chair, and you can hardly tuck into your roasties for fear of elbowing your great aunt, well don’t let that happen. Now’s the time to give your dining table the upgrade it deserves, with our extendable tables the ideal piece of furniture that works equally well for small family meals as big celebrations.

Our Brindle table can seat up to eight comfortably when extended and offers a stylish natural oak and painted pale grey design that lends itself to understated elegant festive decor. We love how @dove_cottage has styled her Brindle for Christmas using lush green foliage, delicate gold touches and simple white candles.

All together now

Morgan corner sofa | @thenewbuilddream18

From Christmas Eve movie nights to opening stockings on Christmas morning, it’s safe to say you’ll be making lots of memories on the sofa over the festive season. If you’re planning to have lots of guests, it might be worth thinking about a corner sofa, which is not only a spacious choice for all your additional friends and family, but also perfect for much-needed afternoon snoozing in the Twixmas period!

Our Morgan sofa looks at home in @thenewbuilddream18’s seasonal living room set up, with their dog even giving it the seal of approval. We also have a range of smaller sofas still available for Christmas delivery that are ideal if you want to have some additional seating, perhaps something in a kitchen/diner or a conservatory, where guests can enjoy a festive drink or two.

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

Seats for all


Gainsborough storage footstool and Albani wall clock | @thegosfordmama

From putting your feet up after wrapping all your presents to having an extra seat for guests, our footstools are a great addition to your home, especially during the festive season. We have many styles of footstools that are available on seven-day delivery and others that will be with you in time for Christmas.

Our storage footstools are a popular choice as they offer extra space to keep blankets, cushions or even presents that you want to hide from curious little ones! Take inspiration from @thegosfordmama who has created a cosy Christmas corner with her Gainsborough storage footstool and of course we love how striking our Albani wall clock looks in the set up.

On the box

 Brooklyn TV unit | @stylingourabode

Whether you want to tune in for the Queen’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.

We love the grown-up seasonal look that @stylingourabode has gone for with their Brooklyn TV unit. The minimalist decor ties in perfectly with the industrial style of the furniture, while tactile accessories and the warm glow of the Christmas tree soften the look.

Table talk

St Ives nest of tables

‘Tis the season of indulgence after all, so you’ll want to make sure that you’ve got somewhere that 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.

There you have it, a selection of Oak Furnitureland products that you can get before Christmas. We’ve also got hundreds of others on pre-Christmas delivery, including wardrobes and beds for your guest rooms, sideboards that you can put all the trimmings on, and comfy armchairs to cosy up in.

Head to our dedicated Christmas delivery page to shop our amazing selection of furniture, all at fantastic prices, and made to last for Christmas and beyond.


Don’t forget to tag us at #OakFurnitureland on Instagram so we can see how you’re getting into the festive spirit and styling your Oak Furnitureland pieces for Christmas.