Impress your guests on New Year’s Eve

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – While Christmas has come and gone there is still time to get your home in shape for guests this New Year’s Eve. This morning Jeff Zeitlin from IKEA stopped by our studio to discuss some ways you can “wow” your friends and family.

1. Keep it simple: The star of your holiday feast is the meal, so let it shine bright with a laid-back table setting. Subtly stylish dinnerware will make even the simplest of meals feel like a festive feast. Adding a few simple decorative touches, like hand-crafted origami, a few sprigs of greenery, and a table runner or wooden plank will finish off your holiday table with ease.

Product Suggestions:
VINTER 2017 plate, $4.99
SMYCKA artificial bouquet, $4.99
SMÅÄTA chopping board, $18.99

2. Light it up: With a little imagination and some decorative lighting, not only can your living room be a cozy place to spend chilly winter days, but also a magical holiday experience. There’s something charming about decorating windows with lights for the holidays. And because all our lighting is energy efficient LED, you can afford to keep things warm and bright, day and night.

Product Suggestions:
STRÅLA LED 5-arm candelabra, $29.99
STRÅLA Pendant lamp shade. $6.99
STRÅLA Table decoration with LED bulb, $14.99

3. Pull up a chair: Lots of guests but not enough seating? No problem, you can create additional seating with a simple stool, comfy cushion, and soft cotton throw. Just place the cushion on the stool and stretch the throw over it using a ribbon of your choice to bind the cushion and the throw. You can also stock up on folding chairs that can be easily stored or hung on the wall when not in use.

Product Suggestions:
IKEA PS 2017 Side table/stool, $49.99
INNER Inner cushion, $2.99
JENNYANN Throw, $29.99

4. Sense the season: What’s more comforting than the aroma of family recipes? Multipurpose serving dishes make the transition from the oven to the table easy and will fill the kitchen with the mouth-watering scents that everyone loves. From finger foods to casseroles, serve tasty treats on festive trays and platters to ensure dishes look as good as they smell!

Product Suggestions:
LYCKAD oven/serving dish, $7.99
ROMANTISK tray, $8.99 (New Lower Price)
VINTER 2017 serving bowl, $4.99

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