Christmas is behind us and 2018 is quickly approaching. Most people set goals and intentions for the New Year, but we encourage you to slow down and celebrate 2017. This past year was filled with trials, triumphs and memories that will stay with you for the rest of your life!
Whether you’re hosting a small cocktail party or a buffet dinner, it's easy to make your living room sparkle for New Years. Follow the tips below for a festive look that will impress guests for the holiday and all year long!
1. Keep It Cozy
Ultimately, your goal as a host should be to make guests feel comfortable in your home. Besides offering tasty food and drinks, be sure to offer plenty of places to sit. Start with extra chairs then add poufs, benches and stools. It’s easier for guests to relax when they have somewhere comfortable to kick back.
You can also make your space cozy and welcoming by introducing chic textures like faux fur and velvet. If you want a smaller addition, this Loloi faux fur pillow packs a punch in pattern and texture. For furniture, this Meridian chair in navy is a great choice – the velvet upholstery and gold-finish base make a luxurious addition to any living room.
2. Add Some Sparkle
Gold is the “it” metallic of 2017, so what better time to show it off than a New Year’s party? Since this accent color makes a statement, you’ll want to add just a touch. An unexpected gold ice bucket is a quick addition that makes any drink more glamorous.
Gold bowls are another easy and festive option. These gold and white ones are a simple and classy way to display snacks.
If you prefer silver décor, this cocktail pick set is for you! There is a small steep ring at the end of each, which make it ideal for those final cherries in your Manhattan.
3. Food Flair
Most people look forward to the food at parties, so make your munchies extra memorable with a gorgeous presentation. First you’ll want to pick out an elegant bar cart. Metallics are a good choice because they introduce neutral-hued glitz to whatever color palette you’re already working with. This Boston Loft bar cart is nice because it’s skinny enough to fit in the smallest corner and big enough to hold your heaviest plate.
Next up, napkins! Plain white ones won’t do for a special occasion, so add fun to your bar cart with these glitzy striped beauties. Last but not least, if you're serving cheese, you should make sure to put out a cheese set! It’s perfect for helping guests scoop up their favorite varieties.
4. Pop the Champagne in Style
Popping champagne is the best part of the party, and the right décor can make the moment truly unforgettable.
Grab a simple serving tray to frame your festive champagne bottle. An ideal option is this white Selamat tray because the color is neutral but the shape is unique.
Next you need something charming to sip with! These copper-rimmed coupes are a classic pick that are elegant and refined. Once guests have their snazzy drinks they will want to take pictures for their Instagram!
A hassle-free backdrop idea is to use wall art – it's easy to set up and the range of options mean there's something to match any interior style you have. This “cheers” sign will get guests in the spirit for the holidays and add a touch of glam to your home all year long.
Once you decorate for the party, tag The Mine in your look on social media with #minefinds and browse our Pinterest page for year round inspiration!