The art of entertaining is one that not all of us have mastered. Being a good host is a skill that must be developed. Whether it be for a dinner party or a long weekend visit, here are the rules on what you should and shouldn’t do when you have company over.

1. Create a welcoming space

All hosts should make a sincere effort to create a warm and welcoming environment. Guest rooms should include fresh bedding, clean towels, storage space and some welcoming touches like a vase of flowers and a selection of magazines for bedside readings.Create a welcoming space