Easy Home Freshening Tips for Entertaining
Youâ€™ve got the guest list, the seating arrangements and the menu all set â€“ but what about the decor? Entertaining is a great excuse to give your space a mini makeover, and making just a few subtle tweaks can take your get-together to the next level. You donâ€™t need to be an interior designer or spend tons of dough to freshen up your space!
Reach for florals to instantly make any space look fresher. We affordable varieties to suit any decor. Opt for sunny sunflowers, blue irises and daises to add instant cheer with a touch of country-inspired warmth to your home. Infuse more sophistication into your space with chic orchids or hydrangeas. Exotic sunset orchids also work well as a notice-me centerpiece that wonâ€™t overwhelm your decor. Craving a potent pop of color? Try bright gerbera daisies in shades of pink, red and orange blooms thatâ€™ll warm up any room.
A Touch of Zen
Flowers arenâ€™t the only way to freshen up your space. Calming plants add to the ambience of your home without taking center stage, so the rest of your decor can shine. Decorating with plants also literally freshens up your home â€“ they naturally clean the air and can even help eliminate odors. If you have a bit of a brown thumb, or just want low-maintenance plants, opt for spider or snake plants â€“ theyâ€™re especially good air fresheners, thrive even in low-light conditions and theyâ€™re easy to take care of.
A Pop of Color
Sometimes, the smallest details are all you need to take your space from faded to totally refreshed. Perk up a couch with a few new throw pillows. Summer hues like fresh teal and luxurious mulberry pair perfectly with a range of neutral palettes. Liven up an indoor or outdoor tablescape with colorful fabric napkins â€“ either in solid colors or a subtle pattern â€“ or a bright water pitcher with matching glassware to set the mood for entertaining.
Setting the mood isnâ€™t just about choosing gorgeous decor â€“ itâ€™s also about picking the right scent for your occasion. Invigorate your party guests with energy-boosting scents like a ginger and citrus candle, or create a cozy, chic atmosphere with sophisticated floral fragrances. Set a romantic mood with scents featuring sandalwood, ylang-ylang or roses. Or make your atmosphere Zen-like with bamboo, cucumber, melon or coconut notes. These subtle aromas wonâ€™t overwhelm the scent of your cooking, but theyâ€™ll add instant freshness and put your guests at ease.