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Welcome guests at Christmas

Don't be daunted by the thought of Christmas visitors. Some simple home improvements will make sure you are ready to welcome them in style.

We all love to welcome friends and family into our homes, but when our Christmas to-do list isn't getting any shorter, preparing the house for visitors can feel like an extra task too many.

This handy guide requires minimum effort for maximum results!

A place for everything

Fraser furniture

It's hard to keep your home looking orderly at Christmas - decorations, presents and extra food and drink can quickly fill up storage space. Guests arriving with luggage and heavy coats will only add to the strain.

Add simple rows of hooks to create hanging space; place them on the backs of doors in guest bedrooms to hide dressing gowns and in the bathroom for hanging bulky towels.

If you have space in your kitchen or dining room, an inexpensive shelving unit will provide storage and a display area in one.

Share your festive efforts

Made a beautiful Christmas garland or a warming winter light display? Redecorated your spare room or found an ingenious use for leftover tinsel? Whatever you've done, we'd love to see your Christmas creations!

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