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Just a few years ago, it felt like brass was the trendy metal. But from faucets to furniture, chrome has slowly made its way back to the top. The material is on my mind lately, and just in time for the sparkliest holiday of the year. Shades of silver are the backbone of my New Year’s Eve mood board—it is the color of a disco ball, after all. Are we the first to suggest metallics for the holiday? No. But you can’t argue with a classic, and going full monochrome is a fresh way to decorate.

Restaurant supply-inspired serveware, faceted champagne buckets, and lustrous taper candles can take a holiday spread from chaotic to refined. But if you’re really committing, you’ll need your outfit to follow the theme. Think: a reflective handbag, glittery eye shadow, and silver ballet flats. Now you’re really starting 2024 on the right foot.          

Set the Table

It’s no secret that party guests like to hang out wherever the food is. Which means your table is the centerpiece of your shindig (no pressure). Cake stands and tiered platters will introduce different heights—the oldest styling trick in the book—as will candles as far as the eye can see. 

Set the Scene

If there was ever a time to embrace your campier side, it’s New Year’s Eve. A tinsel chandelier, silver bows, and Polaroid cameras will get everyone in party mode. 

Dress the Part 

On most nights, a bedazzled blazer paired with a chunky diamond necklace might be a bit much. But not on New Year’s Eve. Think about the photo ops.