A recent bat mitzvah client’s thoughts on the synagogue social hall “It’s ugly!” she moaned “and boring.” She didn’t understand the first law of event décor: Make a venue what you want it.*
Truth be told, any space can look exactly like you dream it up. Using drapery, carpet, backdrops and the right budget we could turn a roller rink into a ballroom at Versailles. On a smaller scale, many elements can change the look of a room
Lighting: use targeted lighting to highlight strengths – pin spots on floral arrangements or unique architectural features, a pattern on the dance floor.
Linen & tabletop: Use lush textured or bright colored tablecloths to draw the eye towards the center of the room. Try overlays, and china that pops with gold or silver chargers. Once the flatware and stemware is added, your tables will be like jewels drawing in the guests.
Dramatic florals: Flowers pull focus like nothing else. Dramatic buffet pieces, tall centerpieces, suspended arrangements mid-air, get creative to pull the eye away from that fire exit in the corner.
*check with your venue for décor restrictions.