Entertaining visitors is one way to always have an excuse to spruce up and pick up new things for your home.
It is also a must anyway to keep your living area clean when we want to chill and relax after a long working day. That’s best in a white setup that welcomes no busy thoughts but is also a good base if you want to decorate your space differently every now and then.
Lighting is especially important also. Don’t go for harsh, white office light. Go for soft mood lighting and house in a grey-white lamp like the Habitat Maya table lamps. Made with steel and grey fabric shades, they break the white scheme just a little so you still have a cohesive look without being boring.