If you want to be the "hostess with the mostess," take a cue from former MTV starlet Whitney Port. Port, who rose to fame when starring in the reality TV shows "The Hills" and "The City," is now a successful fashion designer. She also uses her eye for style when hosting parties at her California home. Whether you're planning an Oscar night soiree or are throwing a girl's night with your best friends, take a look at these stylish decorating tips inspired by Port's social media account.
- Purchase neutral dinnerware: "While patterned plates are fun, don't underestimate the versatility of basic dinnerware," writes Emily Bibb of lifestyle website PopSugar. "White plates are fitting for any occasion and great for hosting family dinners in a flash." Once you invest in practical and neutral dinnerware, then you can embellish your dining room table with flowers, chic napkin holders and other stylish trinkets.
- Set the mood: Different types of gatherings exude their own vibe which can be achieved through lighting. For instance, if you're throwing a family brunch, you're going to want to let sunlight flourish in your dining room. Sheer draperies add a touch of class to your room and can create an inviting atmosphere by welcoming the sunlight. For evening soirees, add chic candles to your dining room or turn on your sparkling chandelier.
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