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How to host a party in your home

Sheer drapes help create an inviting atmosphere in your home.

Sheer drapes help create an inviting atmosphere in your home.

Whether you're planning on throwing an Oscar night soiree or simply want to have the girls over for a wine night, we've got you covered! Ever since the recession back in 2008, more and more home owners have been favoring intimate gatherings at the comfort of their house or apartment rather than going out for elaborate dinners. Next time you want to catch up with old pals, remember to follow these helpful hosting tips:

Find the right lighting: The right lighting can help create the mood of your party. For instance, if you're planning on throwing a brunch, you're going to want to let plenty of sunlight into your dining room. Nothing says Sunday brunch quite like the morning sun (and a mimosa of course!) Use our sheer draperies in your dining room, which are light and airy to create an inviting atmosphere.

If you're throwing a dinner party, use candles in your dinning room for an added touch of elegance. 

Invest in staple dinnerware: "While patterned plates are fun, don't underestimate the versatility of basic dinnerware," writes Emily Bibb for PopSugar.com. "White plates are fitting for any occasion and great for hosting family dinners in a flash." If you want to jazz up your dinner table, complement standard plates with a bouquet of flowers or chic DIY napkin ties.

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