7 Tips for Hosting Guests in a Small Apartment Space

7 Tips for Hosting Guests in a Small Apartment Space

Have you been wanting to invite your friends and family over to your apartment, but are afraid that your space is too small? No worries! There are a few things you can do to make your cozy apartment space accessible and ready for your get together.

Use Multipurpose Furniture!

Coffee tables with built in storage help declutter your living area and a sofa bed can help open up a perfect space for any guest that needs to spend the night.

Rearrange your Furniture

Sometimes all it takes is a little creativity! Shuffling your furniture to utilize your space will help make your apartment feel larger and give your guests more room to move around.

Keep it Neat and Clean

Put away any unnecessary items and keep your space clean. The smaller the space, the quicker clutter can pile up. You can even move some things into your bedroom since your guests will likely be spending most if not all their time in your main living space.

Create an Ambiance

Use lights like LED candles or string lights to make the space feel more inviting. You don’t need to hide the face that the space is small. Lean into it and use these lights to make your space feel cozy for your guests.

Play Games

Board games, card games, and video games are a great way to entertain your guests in a small space. These kinds of activities don’t take up a lot of room and require you to be closer together in order to play.

Choose Food Wisely

With limit seating, you’ll probably have most of your guests seated on the couch for dinner. A nice steak might sound great, but foods that require multiple utensils can be a challenge when there’s no table to be seated at. Bowls of chili, sandwiches, pizza, or pasta are great for eating one handed.

Stay Cool

Many bodies in a small space can make it feel hotter than normal in your space. Keep some fans on and be sure to let your A/C unit cool your apartment down earlier in the day so it’s not playing catch up at the last minute. If you have a ceiling fan, be sure to make sure it’s rotating in the right direction depending on the season.


Hosting guests in a small apartment space may be intimidating at first, but these reliable tips will give you the confidence to host a worry-free gathering in your space!

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