Set your table for New Year's Day

 

New Year’s Eve is a celebration everyone can enjoy, a chance to gather your loved ones around a large table to welcome the New Year in a special, imaginative way.

 

New Year’s Eve is a celebration everyone can enjoy, a chance to gather your loved ones around a large table to welcome the New Year in a special, imaginative way. I have a bunch of crazy ideas racing through my mind that I would love to share with you—tips that can make your evening a hassle-free success.
 
Whether you plan to have a buffet or a sit-down dinner, the table is the focus of the evening. So don’t skimp on how you set it. That said, there’s no need to take out your silverware—table-setting etiquette has become more relaxed over the past few years. Instead, concentrate on the mood and theme to make everything come together.
 
Your table’s centrepiece, like a one-of-a-kind necklace set against a pretty dress, completes the whole package. Today, flower arrangements with a monochrome colour palette are popular. Instead of a large centrepiece, I opt for a few smaller vases, so nothing interrupts the conversations of my guests.
 
Ultimately, the whole evening comes down to the last ten seconds before the stroke of midnight. Make this countdown the focal point of the decor with clever, inexpensive ideas. For example, create a vignette on your mantel with every alarm clock you own, place a large wall clock above your table or place the numbers 1 to 10 inside empty frames on the wall for a dramatic, playful effect.
 
Finally, no great evening would be complete without tons of tinsel—especially a New Year’s celebration. "Glitter" adds a sparkling touch to the decor that’s both festive and glamorous. But be careful! Don’t fall into the usual, flashy trap of coordinating your decor, including the glitter, with a single colour palette. Done properly, your evening will have a sophisticated, memorable look. This year, I’m going with gold and light pink to match the colour of my new living room. Very chic, don’t you think?
 
May your 2015 be filled with health, happiness and colour!

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