The Best Tips for Entertaining this Holiday Season

The holiday season is upon us which means it’s time to start transforming your home to welcome family and friends for holiday get-togethers. If you’re hosting a big party or just planning a quiet night for loved ones, check out our list of holiday entertaining and décor trends to make this year’s holiday the best yet. 


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Transform your home with cozy accents to celebrate the season

Deck the Halls with Vibrant Colors

Whether you’re a fan of traditional red and green, deep saturated jewel tones, or nontraditional, bright color schemes, the holidays are the perfect time to spruce up your neutral tones with vibrant accents. Keep your holiday décor theme going outdoors as well, with matching bows and ornaments on outdoor decorations. Pull in your color scheme with outdoor pillows or rugs to create the full holiday effect. 


Outdoor kitchen with bar seating covered by a striped awning. Outdoor kitchen with bar seating covered by a striped awning.
Blend your indoor and outdoor spaces with coordinating décor to allow guests to enjoy the shade outdoors or cozy up inside.

Enlarge Your Space with Transitional Areas

Including a transitional space, or a space that blends indoor and outdoor elements in your home design, gives you a larger living space. This blending of indoor and outdoor spaces makes for a seamless experience when hosting friends and family at the holidays, allowing you to host more people at the same time without splitting up into different rooms.

Incorporating a shade structure in your home design allows ultimate flexibility for you and your guests; they can choose to sit inside by the tree, outside under the awning to enjoy the shade, or by a cozy firepit at night with the awning retracted.  


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Serve seasonal cocktails worry-free with stain-resistant, easily cleanable Sunbrella fabrics in your home.

Serving Up Drinks

To kick off your holiday get-together, make your spirits brighter with festive holiday cocktails and mocktails including punches, eggnog, espresso martinis, or your own seasonal favorites. Serve a generous batch from a silver punch bowl with elegant coupes for your guests to sip from. The best part? You and your guests can enjoy your holiday cocktails worry free. Sunbrella fabrics are easy to clean so no spill will ruin your sofa or your party.


Step up your cocktail game with a cold drink option for indoors and a hot drink to enjoy by the fire. Serve your chilled drinks inside and warm spiked apple cider or hot cocoa outside to allow your guests to celebrate no matter where they choose to sit. 


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Let your tablescape take center stage this holiday season with festive décor.

Elegant Tablescapes

Create a charming centerpiece for your get-together with seasonal greenery, bows, ornaments, and lots of holiday sparkle. Use table linens like runners, tablecloths, and placemats made with Sunbrella fabric for an elegant, durable style that will stand up to the toughest seasonal spills.


Add personal touches like vintage serving platters, greenery and natural elements like pinecones, or fun prints and patterns to make your tablescape center stage this holiday season.


Make the Most of Holiday Entertaining with Sunbrella

When you choose Sunbrella fabric for your dining room, living room, and outdoor areas, you can entertain without worrying about spills or stains on your furniture. Make the most of the space you have with a shade structure made with Sunbrella fabric to create a seamless experience for guests to enjoy your home, both indoors and out.