Hosting a holiday party is fun! Or is it?
While juggling RSVPs, cocktail recipes, and menu planning, you don’t want to worry about your holiday home décor. We’ve put together simple ways to make your home festive and ultra-welcoming. Gather your loved ones and pop the champagne. Your holiday party will be the highlight of the season.
swap your welcome mat
Change out your welcome mat to something seasonal and sweet. Think Santa, pine cones, or ornaments. It’s is an easy way to make a great first impression. Your guests will smile before they even step inside.
put out some green
Greenery—from mistletoe to pine—defines the season. Grab some decorative greenery and place it on bookshelves and tables. Drape walls and doorways with garlands. Add a pop of color—without putting your pet at risk—with artificial poinsettias. Artificial greens work just as well as the real thing!
If you typically put up a Christmas tree, don’t be afraid to switch to an artificial tree. (Even a cramped apartment can fit a miniature tabletop tree!) Polish off your tree with a tree skirt at the base and a beautiful tree topper for a dramatic focal point.
Green can also grace your doorway. While some love to string up garlands and hang wreaths, there are also no-ladder-needed options like this pre-decorated porch bush.
string up lights
It’s common to put up lights outside for the holidays, but the next time you’re hosting a holiday party bring that tradition inside. Lights draped along a hallway, around the living room, or even looped around furniture transforms it. The space is instantly more festive and special.
If having company around flames worries you, try a candle warmer to still spread amazing candle scents through your house. You can also put some flameless candles out for surprisingly realistic worry-free ambiance.
Don’t forget to complete the presentation of your candles (or fake candles) with a candle holder. Whether it is one you use year-round or a seasonal option, this finishing touch will turn your candles into a beautiful focal point.
Hosting a holiday party should be fun. Decorate, then lean back and enjoy this wonderful time of year.