There are so many ways to celebrate the holiday season. And between planning dinners for the family and throwing cocktail parties for friends, hosting can be overwhelming. For holiday hosts, you have to plan the menu, get groceries, cook the meal, plus, clean up before and after. Not to mention, you have to get your space all festive for the dinner or cocktail party. It’s actually possible to survive it (and enjoy it!) by keeping everything simple. And that includes your festive decorations, including DIY décor.
Now’s the time to let your creative instincts shine through as you watch your mantels, stairwells, and tables come to holiday life. We have some great ideas for getting your house together effortlessly—from your entryway to your dining table. For your entry, it’s the first thing your guests will see, so you’ll want to decide on a eye-catching color scheme, from traditional to festive metallic. And for your dining table, it’s all about the accents, like silver embellished napkin rings and a centerpiece that the kids will love, too. You can make all of these in a weekend or two (and maybe even get the whole family involved with the process).