You finally have an opportunity to host a party in your own place. Maybe you’ve avoided the responsibility for a while. Or maybe you’ve been waiting to open your home for months. Whatever the case, you have to figure out how this position of hosting works. Even if your friends are only stopping in for drinks, you can feel unprepared.
You need strategies to cover every kind of event and each type of guest, but luckily for you, there are several simple tips that can turn your home into a successful place for parties. Check out the following decor ideas for different types of celebrations.
Having your friends over is more casual than other events, so you can keep your gathering light and effortless. Your nearest and dearest are often your guinea pigs for what works, even for home decor. Because helpful advice and guidance is valuable when it comes from friends, ask them for feedback while you’re hosting. They’re also your chance to play up the fun elements in your place, so let loose a little.
When you serve your friends, go for pretty cocktail glasses that show off whatever concoction you whip up. A copper cocktail set means you can shake up refreshing drinks in style — and don’t forget to pour your guests’ servings into matching mugs. But if you’re commemorating a special event, pull out dainty crystal flutes to fill with bubbly and toast with.
Any table can transform when a centerpiece is added, so find an arrangement to complete your home’s look. A laid back bouquet of colorful wildflowers can add subtle charm to your decor. Add other bright accents to complement the color scheme, like matching place mats.
Your work life is separate from the rest of your life, and once your colleagues enter your home, you’ll all begin to get to know each other on a new level. But that doesn’t mean your decor can’t remain professional and impressive.
Neutral colors are surprisingly chic, and if you’re adding accessories, like seasonal accents, tone down the color scheme. Simple choices like black, gold, silver, taupe and white can make a substantial difference in creating a polished appearance.
Candlelight can change an atmosphere quickly, and fresh scented ones with a mint or linen smell can be a significant upgrade. Add a few around your home to transform your place.
Bring out your glasses and classy dining ware to serve your associates. Treat them to your best entertainment for the evening, and you can start your hosting attempts off on the right foot.
While family knows you best, they can also notice every detail about your home, so pull out all the stops when your relatives come over. Your family might have a designated host for most gatherings, so step up your hosting a notch to impress your experienced family members.
Serve a warm spiced cider that can make your guests feel comfortable and content. Create a setting that’s cozy that still has a celebratory flair. Give your house a homey feel by letting in plenty of natural light, too.
Set the tone of your decor toward the front of your place, so right when they walk in, they see a put together theme. You can place a stunning wreath on the door or set up a simple display of photos in your entryway.
Capture attention with a focal point, like displaying an impressive spread on your table or decking out your mantle. Wow them with one prominent feature and use the rest of your decor to reinforce that element.
Unity in your home decorations can make a huge difference, so match the pieces you use throughout your house. If you have greenery accenting your table, add finishing natural finishing touches in your living room, too.
No matter who is coming over for a celebration, you can use simple details and classic pieces to host a successful event. These ideas can enhance your existing decorations and turn your place into a go-to destination for future celebrations. From your closest friends to your coworkers, leave your guests impressed with these upgrades to your home decor at your next special event.