Make Space for Magic: 8 Must-Have Items for Cozy Christmas Gatherings at Home
Nov 17, 2023   •   Meryl Medel
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Nov 17, 2023   •   Meryl Medel
Filipinos celebrate the longest Christmas season in the world, meaning you can expect to attend many happy reunions and fun parties as early as September. If you’ve got plans to host parties at your home, take this holiday season as the chance to renovate and redecorate your space. Since a cluttered space is an instant mood killer, investing in these items from IKEA can help you ensure your home is always ready for a holiday party — most of which you can also use all year round.
One of the most popular holiday decorations Pinoys love is the Christmas parol. But once the season ends, you just store it away to gather dust in a box somewhere. This is why it’s good to invest in a simpler kind of parol, like the Strala lampshade. Pair it with a lamp base or an LED bulb and cord set, and you instantly get a minimalist parol. The best part? You can use it as an accent light or a night lamp for the rest of the year. Get different designs of the Strala lamp shade for a starting price of PHP 250 and the Strala table lamp base for PHP 450.
Another simple way to redecorate for the holiday season without being restricted to Christmas-themed items is to adapt the holiday colors for certain home items. These bright red curtains and matching throw pillow cushions can give your living room a pop of color for that fancy holiday vibe. Get the Vinterfint curtains for PHP 2,990 and the Vinterfint throw pillow cushions for PHP 590 each.
While seats are definitely a must-have for any Christmas party, you can always take things to the next level by decorating your living space with this ottoman. This Vimle ottoman houses a hidden storage space that can keep your things organized. You can easily keep your items close at hand and the chaos out of sight. Get the Vimle ottoman with storage for PHP 12,990.
We know a single hidden storage space isn’t enough, which is why you need to invest in aesthetically hidden storage spaces. For example, the Kvistbro side table doubles as a basket, where you can keep things like throws, cushions, or yarn. Or you can opt for these stackable fabric boxes that can help you organize your clutter in both open and closed storage styles. Get the Kvistbro storage table for PHP 1,990 and the Drona box for PHP 250 each.
Perfect for small homes, this Ekedalen dining table usually only seats 4 people. But with a little magic, you can turn it into a six-seater by simply pulling the table legs outwards and placing the hidden extension piece on top. This way, when you have a huge noche buena spread for your many guests, you don’t have to worry about finding extra tabletop space because you can easily and instantly make the table larger. Get the Ekedalen extendable table for PHP 16,990.
Alternatively, if an extendable table isn’t enough, you can invest in the Lisabo table, a dining table that’s easy to assemble and easy to put away.
Welcoming a large crowd to your home? Make sure you have enough chairs to accommodate everyone comfortably. This lightweight yet sturdy Teodores adds a splash of color to your space. Plus, it’s stackable too for easy storage. Get the Teodores chair for PHP 1,950 each.
If you prefer a dining chair upholstered with a cushion, you can go for the Ostano chair, which is comfy and sturdy with a modern look.
Go bold and pair your bountiful noche buena spread with fancy dinnerware. Serve your Christmas favorites on green-rimmed plates, and use red bottles to pour your Christmas drinks into light turquoise glasses. Their colors match the holiday season, but you can still elevate your mealtimes with colorful tableware no matter the time of the year.
For the people who love to pull a “Sharon” during Christmas parties (Balutin mo ako~), IKEA 365+ containers are must-haves. You can choose from glass, plastic, or steel for the body and from various materials like silicone, glass, and bamboo for the matching snap-and-lock lid. Use these to keep leftovers from your handaan or even let your guests bring home some food. Get the IKEA 365+ food containers for a starting price of PHP 150.
Are you ready to make space for magic in your home? Visit IKEA in Pasay City now or head over to the IKEA Philippines website (www.IKEA.com.ph) which offers parcel delivery nationwide starting at PHP 170, and shop to your heart’s content!
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