Some décor will be more complementary than other décor. There are a few different things that come into play. For one thing, the venue where a given event is will flavor some of the décor that makes the most sense. For another, the people in attendance can affect how certain decorations may be received.
For example: if you’re throwing a reception for a wedding of two individuals who happen to be big science fiction fans, then a bunch of pop culture décor that incorporates varying science fiction characters from varying franchises could be wonderfully received by the guests of honor and everybody else at the event.
The exact same décor for a couple that has no familiarity with science fiction will come across as strange and inappropriate, even if the décor matches the venue and is relevant in a cultural sense. So you’ve got to think these things out. Following we’ll explore three tips in decoration choice that help make an event memorable for all the right reasons.
1. Decoration Can Make a Space Bigger or Smaller
Mirrors reflect light and make tiny rooms seem big. Meanwhile, lots of streamers and tapestries strung about can produce a claustrophobic feeling. Have you ever been to a city fair, or a bazaar, where little cubicles and display areas break up a large open space? Suddenly an area the size of a Walmart seems like a small, intimate place.
Well, it’s the same with event decoration. Some decorations are going to make an event more intimate, others make it seem a lot more open and expansive. Either direction may or may not be appropriate; you’ll have to use discretion in design for the best results.
2. Flowers Are Always a Fine Option
Flowers tend to have a qualitative element to them that enhances just about any event. Check out this link for some fresh ideas on how to dress up flowers for your next event.
3. Appropriateness Trumps Novelty
It’s better to have décor that’s appropriate to an event, than unique to it. A bunch of provocative text in neon signs may be very novel indeed, but if the message on the sign clashes with the intent of the event, that won’t matter a bit. So don’t just decorate for decoration’s sake. Decorate to match what’s going on at the event itself—here are tips.
A Harmonious Event
For an event to go well, multiple parts need to be choreographed together successfully. One of the most important is decoration, though it seems like only so much “window dressing”. Well, it is literally window dressing; and without it, the window is plain. You want to decorate strategically.
Decor changes the feeling of space in an area, flowers make any event seem more high class, and appropriate décor tends to be more desirable than that which is purely novel. Keep these things in mind, and your event will be remembered for its excellence.