The entire mood of your environment can be completely transformed by following a few simple techniques. Creating light, filling space, and turning a something that is not so serious into an event that suits a most serious purpose is all possible with a bit of optimism and a few simple tips. Just think about the ambiance you would like to create, and consider the elements you have in front of you. It may surprise you how easily you can transform a venue into you something amazing.
Look around your venue room and take notes with careful consideration of your color scheme. Think about the ambiance you want to create, and use color to create the ambiance you’re going for. You can try adding bold colored table cloths with groupings of flowers and candles, pebbles and thin branches or even burlap runners and clear glass vases wrapped in twine. Create valances using bold colored fabric or textures that will brighten your tables and add interest to your space. Satins, hand loomed silk, and crushed silk fabrics are flowing, and can be found in beautiful, bold colors. Using your own creativity with a few inexpensive tools can create a wonderful transformation in a room. Remember to stay away from bright neon or glow in the dark colors that, in most cases, are inappropriate for more serious event planning. Be be sure to check with your venue contact to ask if there are any rules that would prohibit any of your creative ideas prior to signing a contract.
Event decor can be pulled off with very small things that serve as excellent accents to a room. Many small, tasteful accents are very easily found at a local Dollar Tree or craft store. For example, for a rustic look, you can fill tall glass vases from your dollar store with dark stones, water, and callalillies to create a beautiful table display. Another idea is to place pillar candles in short glass vases and surround the candles with sand. Tall glass vases and long sticks or branches with a burlap bow around them are another idea for a lovely versatile display. To achieve a more romantic look, try floating candles, lace, hydrangeas, rose petals, and pearls.The combination of these items can transform your space into a stunning display. Each of these elements can be used to create different looks. Try adding a little height to achieve something wonderfully different.
Adding height only means making things look taller. By using ceramic pillars found in local dollar and craft stores, you can build on them with almost any decorative item. Placing pillar candles on a tall candle holder is one way to add height, while placing shorter floral arrangements with some sheer fabric on pillars can create a sense of elegant depth to your room.
If your room is a bit on the dark side, you may find that by adding a good amount of color, you can brighten the room tremendously. Color will stand out in a dark room, giving an illusion of light. Combine that with plenty of candles and you have a room filled with great illumination. Once you have put all of the decorations together with the color scheme, you will see how well it all comes together. If that doesn’t completely transform your venue space, then the old standby, no fail trick will, flowers.
Flowers can bring life to any room, making an entire room appear brighter. Just a few flowers set around a room will give such a drastic change in the room that it may just amaze you. Think about how flowers in a depressing situation can uplift and transform. The same stands true for venue rooms. Just purchase a few reasonably priced flowers, place them in small groups or in tiny bud vases, and strategically place them around the room. The room will be brighter and more cheerful.
If you are faced with a room that is too large or small for the event you are planning, trying a few space illusion tricks may help. For example, in small rooms, round tables give an illusion of more space. On the contrary, longer tables create an overall feeling of smaller space. Try adjusting your tables to create the feeling in your room that you need to achieve.
The last tip for transforming your event venue into something amazing is related to your room lighting. The lighting in a room says many things. It can tell your guests to pay attention, or it can tell your guests to sit back, relax and enjoy. If you want your guests to be more alert for a fundraiser or auction type of event, then bright lighting will keep their attention, while dim lighting will be the better lighting choice for an evening of romance.
These simple tips will help you to completely transform your venue into something amazing. Be sure to take before and after pictures for your portfolio to show off your great transformation techniques.
Dawn Mayo is the owner and designer of Everything Dawn Bakery Candle Treats where she has designed specialized bakery candles for more than five years, crafting wax tarts, jar candles, cupcake candles and scented ornaments.