This time of year, especially in the northeast, we start to gravitate towards fresh flowers and greenery. After a string of long, cold months, seeing new life all around is refreshing and exhilarating. There are so many ways to take inspiration from the blooming world around you for your tabletop decor, and we’ve collected a few of our favorite ideas to share!
Spring Blooms in a Watering Can
This rather casual look is perfect for the gardener or outdoorsy types. The watering can looks darling with a fresh bouquet in it, but once the cut flowers have passed, it’ll still nourish blooms by watering them all spring and summer long.
Birds Eggs and Nests
Whether faux nests or real, with a few robin’s blue eggs tucked in, delicate birds nests are the ultimate sign of spring, and look lovely with many different spring-inspired settings.
Leftover berry baskets are a unique and adorable alternative to traditional flower vases, and give a subtle nod to the coming summer months when berries will be bountiful.
Letter Block Decor
Letter blocks are perfect for the occasion – especially in whatever colors you’re picked for your theme – and can spell out generic words like “Spring” or “Brunch” – or something more personal like a family moniker. They’re a pleasant addition to any table for a different and interesting twist.
Petite Plants in Eggshells
Eggs aren’t only for dyeing this time of year – they’re also the perfect little “pots” for petite plants. Small succulents, crocuses, and other spring blooms look so pretty tucked into little egg shells – all you need is a little bit of damp dirt and you’re good to go!
Floral Table Runners
Looking for something to spice up your outdoor table space? Mis-matched floral fabrics arranged together can create a beautiful base for a floral-inspired table setting.
Love flowers, but not into the perishable kind? Paper flowers are a flirty and fun alternative to the live ones, and looks great with many spring themes.
Tell us – what’s your favorite way to dress up your table for spring?
Decorating an empty, lifeless event space can seem like a daunting challenge, but it doesn’t have to be! For us, decorating can be so much fun, and watching the transformation of an empty space into something humming with life and energy is totally rewarding. Below we’ve collected some of our favorite ideas for breathing life into an event space, and we hope these will be of use to you as you plan your next special event!
Bring the Outside In
If you aren’t planning to have your event outdoors, then why not bring a bit of the outdoors in? Natural decor pieces are all the rage right now, but there’s something to be said for adding elements of nature to an indoor event. In addition to the typical floral designs, things like branches and lush greenery can help to soften the space, and add a touch of natural beauty.
Consider Your Lighting
There are so many options for lighting these days, and so many fun things you can do with it. Depending on your ceiling height, there are different ideas to consider. For higher ceilings, things like oversized chandeliers, or clusters of hanging lanterns can really make an impact. For lower ceilings, strings of cafe lights can help create a space that feels like an open-area patio, or a bounty of candle votives and varying heights of pillar candles can offer mellow mood lighting with a really stunning effect. Uplighting is also a popular trend, and a nice way to either tie in your theme colors or add a soft, glowing effect to define the boundaries of your event space.
Whether you’re in a large, cavernous convention space, or in a more intimate setting with lots of disparate rooms that you’re trying to tie together, vignettes are a fantastic solution for making the space work for you. Vignettes are basically little spaces designed to tell a story, with a specific purpose – think a craft cocktail bar, a photo booth, a guest lounge area, or a memories table. If you’re working with a large ballroom, vignettes help to break up the space to make it feel more intimate and personal, and for smaller or more broken up spaces, vignettes can help to give purpose and meaning to each little nook and cranny of your venue.
Accents Are Everything
An event space is a blank slate, so it’s all about what you make it. Bringing in personal mementos, photographs, and your favorite decor pieces will make it distinctly yours. Do you have a glitzy, glamorous style? Try adding pieces with plenty of sparkle. Do you enjoy more of an industrial vibe? Try adding a hammered metal bar cart or pipe-lighting. Whatever your vibe, pick accent pieces to bring that style to life, and you’ll feel right at home.
Play with Your Food
Food displays can be as bland or as vibrant as you make them – so why not make them something great for your guests to enjoy? Interactive make-your-own bars can create a really cool look, and they’re also loads of fun. Dessert towers look stunning, and serving individual pieces makes dolling out dessert so much easier. A good caterer can create stunning displays that are just as beautiful as they are delicious, and they’ll add an element of style to your space.
Mix Things Up
Mix and match isn’t for everyone, but the ideas of putting items together that don’t totally match perfectly is different and fun, and creates a totally unique vibe for your event. Things like different shaped tables (think a mix of square and round), mis-matched chairs, flower vessels of different shapes and sizes, and even a wild blend of flowers can create such an interesting look and feel, and something no one else will ever be able to replicate.
These are just a handful of our favorites ideas for how to transform your event space. But we’d love to hear your stories! How have you spruced up your event space to make it yours?