It’s never easy to keep up with the latest trends, especially when it comes to decorating. In the event market, however, it is a requirement in order to stay relevant. If you fall behind, attendees will simply pass you by. You need to make sure you stay up to date on the latest event decor trends, and here are those you need on your radar for 2020.
1. A back-to-basic setting to create a unique atmosphere
Venues offering a raw setting are very successful at the moment. Their stripped-down aspect won’t fail to give your event a distinctive, unique vibe. You can either emphasize this understated look with minimalist decorating, or counterbalance it with comfy furniture and warm colours for a welcoming atmosphere.
2. Light up your decor
Light is crucial to a successful design. Indeed, while good lighting will enhance the beauty of your event, a poorly lit decor is more likely to lose its charm and make a bad impression. There are many ways to light up a room: spots, fairy lights, candles or luminous letters… All of these will not only decorate and embellish your room, but it’s also an easy way to create a special atmosphere that your guests will love, so do not hesitate to use them!
3. Get comfy
This trend is all about coziness. With the right combination of warm colour schemes and comfortable furnishings such as large sofas, you can give your space the perfect dose of comfort to make your guests feel right at home. It will create a sense of intimacy and warmth that will make a lasting impression on everyone who attends your event.
4. Surprise your guests with culinary experiences
Forget about seated dinners or all-you-can-eat buffets. The trend currently dominating event planning is the creative culinary experience, where your guests play an active part in their meal and make their own choices. It’s the easiest way to make sure everyone finds something for their taste. Food trucks, candy bars or pizza trucks will blend in perfectly and become part of your decor, but also entertain and delight your guests.
5. Make your event eco-friendly
Event decor is now reflecting today’s major concern, the environmental issue. Natural, reusable and biodegradable decor is increasingly used in all kinds of events. Make a statement and incorporate this green trend into your event with reusable tableware, natural materials and stripped-down designs. What better way to raise awareness and foster such important values among your guests?
6. Second-hand and vintage for an off-the-walls look
Give your event decor a retro charm using mismatching furniture items with a second-hand look that seem to come straight from a flea-market. The key to a successful design is to find the right balance between vintage furniture and contemporary pieces to offset the old-fashioned style.
7. Ethnic chic
Create a one-of-a-kind design inspired by exotic places! From Africa to Asia or India, incorporate accents from all over the world to your decor to make it truly unique. Uniting warm colours, natural materials and traditional crafts will give the room a homely “back to the roots” vibe. This decoration is easy to associate with luxurious materials such as bronze or brass, which blend harmoniously with the ethnic style.
8. A maximalist style for a maxi effect
The maximalist style dares to experiment with all kinds of unexpected colours and patterns. It is all about embracing unique pieces and combinations to create a more personal universe. Mix up various fabrics and prints to create a surprising and dynamic contrast. Be bold and creative, but keep it tasteful.
9. Back to the past with a 70s-inspired decor
The seventies are back! The flashy colours and round angles that everyone has long considered out of style are making their way back to event design. Circular furniture items, such as sofas, ottomans or tables, will make the room look softer. Take your guests back to the age of disco and Flower Power with this vintage design.
10. Bring colours back
Neutral tones had their share of success in the last few years, but it’s time to make way for bright colours. Dare to use red, blue, yellow, green, even bright pink: choosing a bold colour palette will bring joy to your event. The colours can be declined in monochrome, in touches, in multicolour and even in watercolour. An audacious trend to incorporate to your design in accents.
As you’ve probably gathered by now, one of the key factors in event decor is the atmosphere, which you can create thanks to a raw setting, a well-lit room with luminous decorations and optimal comfort for your guests. In terms of style, inspiration can be drawn from the 70s with vintage furniture items, or from trips around the world with ethnic pieces. This accumulation in the decor will create a maximalist effect, but be careful not to overdo it so that it remains tasteful.
In addition to the style and atmosphere, keep up with current times and make a statement by making your event eco-friendly.
Finally, in order to leave a lasting impression, ensure your guests are actively involved in your event, for instance with culinary activities that will greatly contribute to their enjoyment. Now that you’re all caught up with the 2020 event design trends, you have all the tools at your disposal to organize a very successful event!