Thankfully, the most challenging year of our lives is drawing to an end. But challenges will remain and amidst all the drastic lifestyle changes and disruption in plans, we are all especially looking forward to this New Year. Stay focused on the future and hope for the ‘green shoots’ to sprout into beautiful, luxuriant canopy of opportunity and prosperity. Crank yourself into this upbeat mode, using furniture and decor as spirit uplifters.
Start by changing the look and feel of the home for Christmas. A crystal Chandelieror a suaveFloor Lampwill instantly add warmth to a room and are great mood changers. Or perhaps, spruce up your bar area right before ringing in the New Year. A woodenBar Counter with some chicBar Stoolswill do the trick. If you want to go all out, switch to a stylish and sleekDining Set and complement it with a unique Candle Holder.Nothing speaks elegance better than a well laid table surrounded by objet-de-art.
Solitary alterations can be a welcome change too. Create a stylish hotspot with a high finish Mirroras a wall art or add a vintage Clock.Gently lead the conversation to reflect on the future or countdown to good times and let your new acquisitions speak -- silently, symbolically and eloquently.
Sophisticated hosts tend to be subtle and create emotions around discovery. Place a glamorous, gold plated, sleek coffee tableor a console in a discreet but well-appointed corner and let your guests gush. Add a decor piece like aGold Leaf, a Silver Ashtray(strictly as art and not encouragement!), a Decorative Bottle or a Lantern on the table and enjoy the adoration of your appreciative crowd. These are small nudges to get on with life, uncork the pent up feelings and add sweet magic to the tinkle of laughter, glass and the bubbly.
Small or big, these changes will be your hope boosters for the New Year, a year that we are eagerly waiting for, a year that’s filled with dreams, aspirations and a lot of expectations.