Preparing Your Home for Christmas Guests with Rust and Oak

Preparing Your Home for Christmas Guests with Rust and Oak

Are You Ready For The Christmas Rush?

The holiday season is a special time of year when family and friends come together to celebrate, share meals, and create cherished memories. Christmas, in particular, is a time when homes are filled with joy and laughter. If you're expecting guests during the festive season, ensuring your home is welcoming, comfortable, and well-prepared is essential. 

This guide, brought to you by Rust and Oak, a bespoke furniture company known for its quality industrial furniture, will take you through the process of getting your home ready for Christmas guests. From accommodating extra sleeping arrangements to setting the perfect Christmas table, we've got you covered.

Preparing for Extra Sleeping Guests

The Christmas season often means having loved ones stay over, and ensuring they have a comfortable place to rest is crucial. Here's how you can prepare your home for the influx of overnight guests:

Guest Room Makeover: If you have a spare room, consider giving it a festive touch with Rust and Oak's industrial-style furniture. Our shelves, console tables and desks can create a warm and inviting atmosphere.

Sofa Beds: If space is limited, investing in a comfortable sofa bed can be a great solution. Ensure it's clean and cosy with soft throws and cushions.

Air Mattresses: Inflatable mattresses are a practical and affordable option for accommodating extra guests. Make sure they are fully inflated and offer quality bedding.

Fresh Linens: Ensure all beds, whether regular or temporary, have clean and fresh linens. High-quality bedding is essential for a restful night's sleep. 

Personal Touches: Add a festive touch to the guest space with Christmas decorations, such as holiday-themed bedding and welcoming touches like a few Christmas stockings.

Laying the Christmas Table

Christmas dinner is the highlight of the day, and setting a beautiful table is an essential part of the festive experience. Let's dive into some key tips for creating the perfect Christmas table setting:

Rustic Elegance: Rust and Oak's bespoke industrial furniture can be the perfect addition to your dining room. Consider an oak dining table or wooden chairs to bring a touch of rustic elegance to your Christmas dinner.

Tableware: Choose elegant dinnerware, glassware, and cutlery that match your overall theme. Opt for traditional Christmas colours or timeless white settings for a classic look.

Linens and Napkins: Use festive tablecloths and napkins to create a Christmas ambience. Reds, greens, and golds are excellent colour choices.

Centrepiece: Create a stunning centrepiece with fresh flowers, candles, or even a Christmas-themed decoration. Ensure it doesn't obstruct guests' view or conversation.

Name Place Cards: Personalise your table with name place cards for each guest. It adds a special touch and helps with seating arrangements.

Lighting: Consider soft, warm lighting with candles or fairy lights to create a cosy and inviting atmosphere.

Ensuring Your Table Fits Everyone

The Christmas feast is a time for everyone to gather around the table, but fitting all your guests can be a challenge. Here's how you can ensure there's enough seating for everyone:

Larger Tables: If you're expecting more guests than your regular dining table can accommodate, consider investing in a table from Rust and Oak. Our versatile pieces are perfect for your Christmas meal.

Mix and Match: Don't be afraid to mix and match seating options. Combining dining chairs with bench seating or adding a few extra folding chairs can help accommodate larger gatherings.

Kids' Table: If you have a lot of children at your Christmas gathering, setting up a separate kids' table can be a fun and practical solution.

Outdoor Dining: If the weather allows, consider setting up an outdoor dining area to accommodate more guests. Rust and Oak's outdoor furniture collection can help you create a stylish al fresco dining space.

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Plan The Perfect Christmas with Rust and Oak

Preparing your home for Christmas guests in the UK can be a delightful and rewarding experience. From creating a welcoming guest room to setting a beautiful Christmas table and ensuring everyone has a seat, it's all about making your loved ones feel special and cherished during this festive season. Rust and Oak, a trusted name in bespoke industrial furniture, can assist you in achieving the perfect ambience for your home.

If you're looking to add a touch of rustic charm to your Christmas preparations, consider our range of industrial-style furniture. Our selection of handcrafted pieces, including dining tables, chairs, and bedroom furniture, can enhance your home's aesthetic and functionality. Visit our website to explore our catalogue and find the perfect furniture pieces to make your Christmas celebration truly special.


This holiday season, let Rust and Oak help you create a warm, inviting, and festive atmosphere in your home for your Christmas guests. Wishing you a joyful and memorable Christmas season filled with love, laughter, and beautiful surroundings.

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