The Ultimate Guide to Event Decor 

by Harry Prince,

2 September 2022

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Whether you’re organizing a seminar, putting together a trade show, or preparing for a product launch, décor is a crucial component to think about whenever planning a corporate event. The right decorations can go a long way in setting the mood and ambience enough to create just the right vibe.

The Ultimate Guide to Event Decor 
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However, event decoration can feel like a mammoth task, especially if it’s the first time you’re putting one together. But it doesn’t really have to make you scratch your head to the last hair strand. Below is a brief guide you can use when decorating your next corporate event.

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Plan Ahead

Before you actually start decorating, it is always wise to plan ahead. You know there’s a large amount of work involved in putting a corporate event together, and you don’t want to rush things. Coupled with some research, early planning allows you to determine the necessary décor elements and ensure you have them all ready before you get the ball rolling.

And, depending on the factors discussed below, your requirements may include anything from fabrics to displays, centrepieces, colourful blooms, lights, and even tableware.

Pick a Theme and Stick to It 

Having a specific theme for your event is crucial for several reasons. For instance, it helps ensure consistency in the design, which also goes a long way in setting the right mood. Having a specific theme can also guide you in determining which decor materials to use to get your desired look.

Remember, you’re creating an event to which you will all be invited, so it’s vital you provide the participants with a memorable experience that will leave them with a positive impression.

A specific theme is even more important if you’re looking to promote your corporate event online or offline. You can start by thinking of a visual motif you like and use this to get a sense of direction.

Incorporate Some Greenery or Flowers 

Just like the colour of your backdrop plays a vital role in setting the right mood, so does the selection of flowers or plants to serve as centrepieces. Thanks to their captivating beauty and soothing fragrances, flowers are among the most popular décor elements in corporate events. 

There are many sites out there that people use to send flowers online. These sites usually display a wide range of floral arrangements, some of which might just suit your event theme.

For a daytime corporate event, the best kind of centrepieces you can have are real flowers, either in the form of potted plants or bouquets. When it comes to nighttime, artificial flowers or succulents will often do the trick.

Ensure Proper Lighting 

Lighting has the power to make or break the vibe of your event, so don’t neglect it. Besides providing much-needed illumination, properly chosen event lighting can have a giant influence on the mood and the atmosphere of the event venue. And as we all know, energy equals excitement.

You don’t have to stick to conventional tables and lamps. You can also utilize hanging mood lighting, which will be low maintenance and won’t tangle with the fragile centrepieces or delicate bouquets you’re going to be throwing around.

Drapes and Curtains

You can decorate the event space in a variety of ways. You can create a relaxed and soothing feel for the attendees by using floor-to-ceiling drapes and curtains to cover the glass doors and windows. 

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Alternatively, you can create a livelier and more active ambience by placing some black and white photos on the walls. Besides adding character, depth, and uniqueness into the room, white and black wall photos can go a long way in accentuating colours such as green, yellow, and red.  

Lastly – Tablescapes: Don’t Forget To Dress the Tables 

Without being properly dressed, event tables can feel dull. They come to life, however, when stylishly dressed with smooth fabric such as satin, cotton, or polyester, preferably in two or three different colors. These are quite popular in corporate events like board meetings, conferences, seminars, and even executive retreats.

Hopefully, this guide will provide the inspiration you need and help you put together a cheerful and memorable corporate event.

Harry Prince
Harry Prince

Creative Content Manager who sings to his dog.

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