It’s safe to say we, the collective global society, could use a nice, relaxing holiday season this year. The interior designer in me gets excited thinking about how to make visual masterpieces inside my living and entertainment spaces! There are several things that make doing so easy, but the biggest is having quality furniture in place. Hooker Furniture takes care of that without any problems! Their credenzas are already stylish and elegant, and that automatically cuts the holiday decorating in half! Here are a few tips to make holiday entertaining a cinch for you, too.

Selecting the Right Credenza

The holidays are a time to eat, drink and be merry. All of those activities require the proper furniture to assist with food and beverage placement. Credenzas are excellent accent pieces that are versatile and easy to incorporate into most living décor. The key is picking the right style that complements the character of your space. 

When selecting a credenza for your home, make sure you purchase sturdy, well-made pieces. You want to have something for your holiday festivities, but you also want something that will last in your home year-round. I also suggest considering credenzas that are neutral in color. I’m a huge fan of neutral palettes in the home, as they have a smaller probability of clashing with other décor in your living space. That’s especially important because the holidays are often celebrated amid a sea of vibrant colors and sparkle. You’ll be able to more easily use your credenza for holiday décor as you entertain if you choose one in a more muted hue! With a neutral credenza, the world is your oyster when it comes to color coordination.

Hooker Furniture has a great selection of furniture lines with opulent accents and unique credenzas. Their newest brand, Commerce & Market, has three that I have fallen in love with! Made from quality materials such as marble, stone, cast metals and hardwoods, these credenzas will add a sophisticated layer of “festive” to your holidays!

How to Incorporate Credenzas in Your Home

Credenzas can be extremely gorgeous pieces of furniture, but they are also incredibly useful, especially when entertaining for the holidays. I like to use mine as a station for a particular activity. It can become a whisky bar for an adult soiree I throw, or it can be a station for dessert or food items when family comes over. I sometimes host kid socials for my sons. For those occasions, I may use my credenza to house arts & crafts supplies. Or, I may arrange board games on it and make it a “play” station. Honestly, the options are endless! 

Credenzas are great because they create a dedicated space for people to gather. They function as a festive “water cooler,” if you will.. Just set up an aromatic punch bowl (hello, cinnamon sticks and anise!), a nice ladle and some pretty glassware. Watch your guests gravitate towards it! You’ll look up and notice that those who would otherwise sit quietly in the corner might turn into lively conversationalists–all because you provided an arranged space where they can gather!

Styling Your Credenza for the Holidays

Because credenzas are decorative pieces in and of themselves, you won’t need to do much to style them for your holiday events. This is especially true if your credenza is primarily neutral, like the Hooker Furniture Angles Credenza from Commerce & Market. There’s no color coordination needed; choose your monochromatic holiday color, and you’re off!

As you begin thinking about your styling, I suggest starting with a layer of seasonal décor. That could be a table runner or maybe some fresh garland across the top. From there, style the credenza with décor elements that have varied heights. This will allow you to catch the eye from a vertical perspective. Vases or decorative holiday gift boxes work perfectly for this tip. Want an insider secret? Cake trays are easy ways to elevate a table’s décor. You don’t even have to put a cake on it! The key is to enhance your visual presentation to draw guests to the table. Try one or a combination of these tips. I guarantee your credenza “station” will be a hit!

Credenzas are beautiful pieces of furniture that make holiday entertaining a breeze. If you go with any made by Hooker Furniture, your space will be the talk of the town even after the holidays! Credenza are the ultimate multi-use furniture, and that will lend well to all of your holiday gatherings. With storage, serving and distribution options galore, using credenzas in your home will help you keep the “fun” in functional décor and enjoy yourself this holiday. Season’s greetings! 

 

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