Whether you’re hosting a barbecue on your deck, a Christmas dinner, or a pool party, there are many ways to get your home ready for entertaining friends and family.
Below are some creative ideas from Bunnings Workshop members for inspiration. Let us know if you need a hand replicating any of them. We'd be happy to assist.
Think about where you’re going to put extra coats, bags and pair of shoes when your guests arrive. A functional entryway can make a good first impression among your guests.
You can also check out Workshop member @Starkers_17's industrial-look Jarrah hallway sideboard and shoe rack. An attractive and practical solution that maximises storage space.
For more creative ideas on how to organise your entryway, don't miss our list of hallway storage solutions.
Impress your guests with a home that sparkles.
The Bunnings Workshop community has shared several resources related to cleaning your home. These include:
Wow your guests with a well-designed living room that showcases your personal sense of style.
Workshop member @Monika1 made their living room more classy and stylish by adding a feature wall using timber panelling and wallpaper.
Check out 3 ways to create a feature wall for more ideas on how to transform a plain wall using moulding, panelling or paint.
Parties are a wonderful opportunity to showcase your creativity.
Visit 10 ways to decorate a wall for more inspiring examples.
Lights help set the mood at any party and can take your entertainment game to the next level.
Check out this guide on how to build a light disc feature for step-by-step instructions on building your own.
Hosting a party is a great excuse to refresh outdoor spaces that you may have been neglecting, including overgrown gardens or dirty backyards. This can create inviting and pleasant views for your guests to enjoy.
Check out our list of 10 easy ways to enliven your outdoor space for more ideas on refreshing your backyards and gardens.
Barbecues provide the perfect excuse to throw an outdoor party and have fun with family and friends, especially in warmer weather.
Our list of barbecue stands and bench ideas contains many other inspiring barbecue projects.
To help make your next barbecue party a successful one, here are some handy tips by Workshop member and barbecue connoisseur @MoonshineBen:
A fire pit can be a stunning backyard centrepiece, and helps create ambience for your outdoor party.
Workshop member @lcooksey88’s fire pit entertaining area with custom bench seats and screening is a wonderful example of how fire pit areas provide the perfect setting for year-round entertaining.
If you're interested in building your own fire pit area, check out these fire pit entertaining areas shared by Bunnings Workshop members.
Elevate your outdoor entertaining game by including an outdoor kitchen. It allows you to cook and socialise during your party, making it a practical space for entertaining your guests.
Here are some more clever outdoor kitchen ideas for your home.
Decluttering can help you discard unwanted items, creating extra space for storing essential ones. This can make your home look neater and more presentable, even after your party is over.
There are many other areas in your home where you can shoehorn in extra storage. Here are 5 clever ways to maximise storage in your home.
Bunnings Workshop community members have shared many other amazing projects that you can use as inspiration when preparing your home for entertaining guests.
We recommend checking out the following:
The Bunnings Workshop community can assist with further inspiration and advice for getting your home ready for a party.
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