As you prepare to celebrate the holidays, welcoming loved ones into your home is a highlight of the festivities. You may eagerly look forward it, but is your house holiday- and house-guest-ready?

Preparing your home for holiday guests doesn’t have to be time consuming or costly.


The home improvement experts at Lowe’s recommend updating five key spaces:

1. Entryways

Make a great first impression and set the mood by enhancing the entryway and improving curb appeal. By adding a new doormat and painting the front door an inviting, rich jewel tone, you’ll be sure to make a statement year-round about the personalities inside your home.

2. Kitchens

The kitchen is the hub of the home, especially during the holidays. Giving this room a refresh can be quick and easy, regardless of budget.


Painting is one of the simplest, most cost-effective ways to completely change the look of a space. Experiment with rich, food- and spice-inspired hues that will provide an appealing backdrop for holiday decor.

3. Guest bath/powder room

Quick updates like adding new cabinet hardware and coordinating accessories like soap dishes, lotion dispensers, toothbrush holders, shower curtains and towels are easy ways to refresh these small but important areas.

4. Guest bedroom

Keep in mind the importance of a variety of lighting options in this room. A bedside table lamp may be great for night-time reading but overhead lighting will be helpful when dressing, applying makeup or wrapping last-minute gifts.

5. Living room


Simple cosmetic changes go a long way toward making this room comfortable and inviting. Change accent pillows, throws and window treatments to seasonal patterns and colors.

This article is courtesy of Brandpoint.