BOSTON (CBS) — The holidays are almost here and that means many of us will be entertaining our friends and family.

If you’re looking for simple ways to help spice up your dinner table this holiday season to make it look festive, we have ideas.

Blossom Partners and The Fifth Bridesmaid’s Alexa Friedman-Cohen says adding fabrics is an inexpensive way to make your table more interesting.

Start with a neutral tablecloth and add fabrics that grab your attention to make a table runner that changes the color scheme of the table.

Another option is to rent linens from a company. Even for small parties, it’s money well spent.

When you rent it, you don’t have to wash it. Many companies let you scrape off the food and put it out for pickup. The rental also allows you to play with patterns.

But no matter what you do, make it fun – add flowers in a fun vase or display, wrap a present and use your extra fabric from the table runner to wrap a bottle of wine.

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