When you’re hosting a party at home and busy entertaining loved ones or colleagues, money matters should be the last thing on your mind. However, entertaining guests can be a costly affair, and if you’re on a tight budget, you can’t be blamed for thinking of how you’ll repay all your bills.
While you try to bring down food and drink costs by shopping wisely and hosting a brunch or lunch meet instead of a dinner party, don’t forget to be mindful of the money you spend on decorating and sprucing up your home.
If you’ve never given a thought to these costs but are willing to know how you can deck up your house for a party without burning a hole in your pocket, you’ve come to the right place! Here are some tips to help.
Clear Clutter and Clean up the House
Before you start thinking of ways to deck up your home for a party, you need to ensure that you’ve got all the clutter out of the way. Next, you need to clean up the place and make it look inviting.
Plenty of kitchen and pantry ingredients can be used to clean carpet and upholstery stains, wood floors, tile grout, and more. To save money on solvents and cleaning wipes, consider availing freebies.
Install Soft Lighting
Harsh LED lights won’t set the tone for a party so make sure your house is ready with ambient lights. Don’t worry; this won’t require you to shell out a lot of money. Just install low-wattage bulbs and dimmers instead of blaring white lights.
Further, turn off overhead lighting and make use of paper lanterns, table lamps, and colorful lampshades. Redirect tracks and spotlights so that light doesn’t fall on faces. Placing lights behind plants can cast interesting shadows and create drama.
Smarten up the Old Stuff
If you have old furniture that you just don’t want to let go off, consider breathing new life into it with spray paint! You can also paint your bar stools in a bright color and surprise your guests!
To smarten up bare walls, use wall decals or paint a design you like using stencils. Try looking for cheap but fascinating art pieces to hang on walls at flea markets. You might also find a good area rug for the living room!
Use Your Creativity
Balloons and streamers can be used in various ways to deck up the interiors. Candles and indoor plants can also make your house look lovely.
Display food or desserts on fancy dishes; if you don’t have any or can’t afford to buy some, spray paint candlesticks and attach bowls or plates to them with glue! Don’t worry about not having matching tableware or glassware; mixing all that you have will create interest.
Make sure you have a clean table cloth- buy a new one if need be. If you don’t want to spend in this department, buy a roll of wrapping paper and use it as a runner to make your table look different.
Decking up your house for a party is possible even when you’re on a budget. So don’t worry about the costs; just use the tips given here and your guests are sure to appreciate your efforts!