Smart decor ideas to turn every nook into party central.
Decorating small spaces for the holidays takes a mashup of creativity and ingenuity, balancing fun frenzy with practicality. Interior designer Taylor Jacobson of knows a trick or two to create the perfect party ambience. “Keep the décor consistent — pick a color theme or a type of foliage and incorporate that in the wreath, bouquets or tree,” she recommends. “And look for little ways to lend festive flair, like seasonal flowers in the bathroom." These 9 little touches are guaranteed to charm guests.
No mantle? No problem. “During the Christmas season I love to hang my handmade French linen stockings from Dutch ski poles on a wall,” says Maria Carr of . The lesson: Get creative with household (or other) items to keep things fresh.
Host like an A-lister by taking charge of the lighting (and, therefore, the vibe) using . Controlled with your smart phone, the customizable colors can, for example, give your kitchen a sexy red look while the living room gets a blue hue. Prepare for some serious wow factor.
Make the easiest ever (!) centerpiece for your sit-down supper. Dark plums and red pomegranates — or any moody edibles — look chic displayed in a brass bowl.
Take a cue from and buck Christmas tree tradition. Working with shades of grey, white and black keeps things eye-catching yet neutral.
You'll fall instantly in love with this adorable DIY winter cloche, ideal for any table that needs bedazzling. Developed by the women behind , these displays will instantly dress up even the tiniest of spots.
Get your coffee table in the spirit, too, with an arrangement in a warm, luxe palette. Red roses, white anemones and peonies mixed with berries in a hand thrown vase from is simply pitch perfect.
A tip from blogger Bridgette Dutkowski of : Embrace the spirit of hygge (the Danish word for being content and cozy) when temperatures drop. If you don't have a working fireplace — or don't feel like dealing with cleanup — use an array of candles instead.
Nothing says “Let's party!” like handing guests a speciality drink the moment they arrive. Serve this Sugar Plum Fairy cocktail by Cody Goldstein of . Mix coconut rum, silver rum, sherry and Irish cream and get your fa-la-la on.
When in doubt, do like editor does — find new places to hang a wreath beyond the front door. Try your foyer, over a bar cart or a bed as a fresh way to deck the halls.