As the weather warms up, creating an outdoor event space is the perfect way to surprise and delight event attendees and add a splash of fun to your gathering. Implement fresh trends to create a unique event that your guests will love. Think environmentally friendly: Go organic with botanical themes and anchor your event with industrial furniture for an on-trend event this summer.
Go Environmentally Friendly
Event attendees are increasingly concerned about the impact they have on the world. Tap into this environmentally-conscious trend and move toward planning zero-waste or waste-reduced events. Think through the small details that can make a big difference, like subbing plastic products for paper products that can be recycled. Reduce your carbon footprint by choosing sustainable, natural fabrics like cotton and linen to add natural texture to your event.
Think Organic, Botanical
Botanicals are back for spring and summer outdoor events this season. The bigger, the better when it comes to adding these to your event decor!
Employ grand topiaries and bring in trees that can create a lush garden for your event space. Create depth and intimacy in larger spaces by adding in faux foliage, like the Boxwood Hedge, which adds a backdrop of greenery, ushering in a natural feel. Complement this with the woven, wicker features of the Boca Collection and offer seating that plays up your organic setting. Add to your ambiance with candles, creating delicate natural light around your space.
Turn to Industrial Chic
Indoor trends make their way outside and industrial chic furniture elevates outdoor events this season. Mix and match metals for a refined look that doesn’t feel stiff.
The Rustique benches and barstools combined with Hayworth cocktail and end tables create an eclectic atmosphere that feels special and unique, while allowing guests can relax. Mix seating elevation throughout your venue to give each guest a different point of view. Use smooth, simple, modern lines to add balance to decadent florals and textures.
With the natural world as your backdrop, outdoor events are as big and bold as you want to go. Balance the natural with the industrial and don’t be afraid to have fun with your design for engaging outdoor events.
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.