Have you ever felt like you’ve had to sacrifice style when entertaining on a budget? Whether you’re a hostess looking for a way to update your dinner party table with limited expenses or a young professional looking for some essentials to add to your party pantry, high style and loads of cash don’t go hand in hand. As savvy shoppers with an eye for style know, having just the right napkin ring on the table, serving a cup of good coffee at the end of a meal — even creating a simple yet stunning arrangement on the table — doesn’t have to cost a lot.
If you’re in the market for something new or want to refresh your look (and still go on that dream vacation), I’ve put together a list of some fabulous items that will add style to your table without draining your wallet. For the new graduate, a sophisticated set of glassware is essential for both serving margaritas and bringing a glass of water to bed. Offering your guests cheese? Forget a plate and use these light and stylish wooden trays instead. Looking to update your look? Buying a new set of napkins doesn’t have to cost more than your typical work week lunch.