Top Christmas hacks

It’s almost the most wonderful time of the year, which means troves of friends and relatives are about to descend on our homes for gift giving and copious amounts of eating and drinking. It’s a good idea to get your home in order before your guests arrive, so we’ve got a few Christmas hacks to share with you to help get your living rooms ready for the big day.

First things first, have you got somewhere for everyone to sit and sleep? A sofa bed is probably your best bet as this multifunctional piece of furniture will transform your living room into a guest room and provide a spot for everyone to snooze after their Christmas dinner. Check out the range of sofa beds at Arlo & Jacob that come in a variety of sizes, and with storage options, that are ideal for the big day (or any time of year really).

Having ample storage for clearing away clutter to make space for the tree, decorations and presents is an essential part of getting your living space ready for Christmas. If you haven’t got adequate storage, now is a great time to invest, plus it makes for the perfect present-hiding place. A storage chest that can double as a coffee table is an excellent choice.

Wrapping paper can be a real pain when it’s lying around. Tidying and storing your wrapping paper away is a sure-fire way to win at Christmas. This Ikea plastic bag storage dispenser makes the perfect wrapping paper store.

Swap cushions for festive alternatives. Add a little festive flair with some Christmas themed cushions that match the colour scheme of your tree. Tartan is predicted to be a huge trend this Christmas, so invest in some plump and comfy cushions to adorn your sofa set up. If you’re short on storage space, invest in some cushion covers to replace your existing cushions, and then swap them back when Christmas is over. Next have a fabulous collection of festive style cushions that’ll help to transform your space.

Creating a warm, toasty atmosphere is all part of getting your home ready for Christmas. Placing candles in lanterns and vases will help create a lovely ambience and is a top hack for


Add a fur rug for some underfoot luxury and to keep your tootsies warm in the cold weather. It will help transform your living room into a sanctuary and be a lovely place to relax after the stress of hosting on Christmas day.

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