In Style, Decor & More

Mismatched Seating

This is one of those ideas where you can take the necessity of social distancing, add an eclectic vibe on it, and go for it. Whether your event is indoors or outdoors, remember, your furniture doesn’t have to match in the slightest. You can match wood with lecture, high-top tables with sofas — the sky is the limit when bringing it all together for the event. Just try to match some of the mismatches with the decor to tie it all in. Or better yet, consult with one of our Event Rental Companies who can design it for you!

Tech Decor

Technology has always been “in,” with VR and other types of new tech gadgets being premiered at events, but you may see new types of technology if you attend in-person events. Expect virtual reality to still be part of some events, depending on your industry; but also expect to see safe, contactless technology and kiosks that improve and expedite your check-in experience. Instead of checking in with a person, you may have a personal QR code. If marketed correctly, expect these types of kiosks not only provide safe interaction but can also to be part of the aesthetics.

Accessorize with Bright & Bold Accents

If the flowers and accents are bold, so is the heart of the decor. Trends in cheerful decor evoke hope and energy. Choose bright tablecloths, window sashes, centerpieces, and more, and don’t be afraid to mix and match colors to make the room bright and joyful.

Statement Pieces

Feel free to add flare from bold statuettes to sophisticated artwork. Many of these items are things you can rent for your event — keep in mind you can rent more than linens and tablewear. Also, remember that larger statues or pieces of artwork can act as natural social barriers if placed appropriately.

Decorating a Hybrid Event

One thing we certainly weren’t thinking about prior to the pandemic was how to decorate for a hybrid event, but now it’s something to keep in mind. Remember hybrid events still require a venue, and choose carefully, making sure where you are presenting from can still be seen and seen well to your viewers at home. Just like for in-person events, you want to choose bold pieces so they’re visible, but not too overpowering so that they don’t detract from your presentations. For a virtual-only event, you need not worry about the furniture and table linens, but instead what type of screen decor will best brand your event and showcase your event presenters and sponsors. Or leave it to the experts with one of our Meeting Planning & Production Companies.

Casey Romano, Publisher | meetingpages |

Creator of digital platform meetingpages complete event planning directory and resource delivering leads and national, regional and local exposure for event venues, suppliers and destinations in MN, WI, IA & CO markets. In her free time, this 19 year industry veteran enjoys dance, group fitness, and training her young golden retriever dog in competition obedience and confirmation.