We have seen anything and everything in event decor and trends so far in 2016, from vibrant video projection walls to dramatically long tables (think 100+ people) to chandeliers that do so much more than simply light the room. Here are our PartySlate picks for the Top Event Decor Trends of 2016… so far!
Sitting at a traditional round table pretty much allows guests to chat up their companion to the left and right. Long, elegant tables, called King’s Tables, up conversation ability, encouraging guests to interact. Raising the intimacy quotient, the overall look of long tables comes across as more clean and modern.
Signature drinks in the past have often consisted of fruity concoctions, sometimes leaving men with fewer options. In 2016, the rise of his-and-hers cocktails has brought some interest back to the bar. Offering up a sophisticated stem glass for the ladies and a über-cool rocks glass for the men has made this trend a popular one.
While this isn’t a brand new concept, curated lounge areas within receptions and galas have certainly become bigger and better in 2016. Strategically positioned couches, pillows and cocktail tables immediately invite guests to let loose. Personal touches like framed pictures make you forget you’re at a party with 600 of your closest friends.
Stark light bulbs, wrought iron, exposed pipes and brick backdrops have presented themselves as a veritable design choice in 2016. City spaces like Bridgeport Art Center, Gallery 1028, Revel Fulton Market and Prairie Productions have the industrial blank space ready for any type of manufacturing-chic you can dream up.