The holidays are just around the corner, which means it’s time to bring decor trends to life at your upcoming festive gatherings. This season is all about coziness and warmth. With the right combination of color schemes and furnishings, you can give your space the perfect dose of comfort and nostalgia to ensure that guests are fully immersed in the holiday spirit!
Experiment with Colors
Green and gold are popular during the holidays, but those aren’t the only colors you can use to create a cheerful sparkle. Shades of shimmering blue, red metallic, or silver pieces can also work with nearly any design. Side tables, table tops, pillows, ottomans and ornaments all offer opportunities to add colorful glamour to your space. Don’t be afraid to make a statement with personalized holiday graphics on a Posh Bar Table! Personalized designs allow you to tailor the party theme however you like, reinforcing your story.
Scents of Nostalgia
Certain scents can be used to evoke the holiday spirit with a sense of nostalgia that puts guests in just the right mood. Work in the smell of homemade baking to melt the hearts of attendees, or infuse other seasonal aromas such as pine, cinnamon and mulled cider. You can even bring the scent to life by hosting a cookie-decorating contest to bring guests together and provide an experience they won’t soon forget!
Experiment with ‘Hygge’
Pronounced “hoo-ga,” the Danish lifestyle trend embodies a feeling of cozy contentment and warmth that’s ideal for the holidays. Look for subtle woodsy decor to help make your space more hygge, and incorporate faux fur furnishings such as a Scandinavian-inspired chair to encourage even more comfort! Pair this with a berry-colored sofa, fluffy pillows and organic wood tables to round out the event design. If you’re looking for a more experiential atmosphere, create a cozy glow with amber light, candles and strategically placed fire pits.
Whatever your plans are for the holiday season, these design trends and personalized touches will help you celebrate the season in style and offer a unique event experience for guests.
Kevin Dana is executive director of marketing and product development at CORT Events. To learn more about CORT’s exhibit and event rental collections, visit www.cortevents.com.