No matter what kind of party you are hosting, whether a birthday, dinner party, or a graduation party, lighting plays a key role in setting the mood and making guests feel comfortable at any occasion. If you are hosting a party in the near future, consider these five easy tips for beautiful lighting at your event.
Eliminate Harsh Overhead Lights
Particularly for evening parties, overhead lighting can feel harsh and unnecessarily bright in any occasion. Fluorescent lights can look especially out of place at a party, so if you need a little more light in your venue, consider swapping them for softer lights with shades instead. Reduce or eliminate overhead lighting completely to let your soft lights, candles, and glowing decor shine in your venue.
Light the Perimeter of Your Space
By creating a soft glow around the perimeter of your space, you are not only casting a flattering, soft light on your guests but also on your decorations as well. Soft lighting, such as string lights, used tastefully around the perimeter of a room, can greatly contribute to the ambiance of a party, particularly in formal evening occasions such as wedding receptions.
Highlight Seating Space with Candles
Show off your beautiful seating space by using candles in or around the center of your tables. In addition to adding formal flair to each table, these smaller lights will help to fully form the ambiance of the room with a light glow throughout the evening. If you’re hesitant about using flame lit candles in your space, there are several other battery operated options that work just as well for giving your party soft light.
Accessorize Your Lighting
There are many ways to accessorize the lighting of your event, particularly for formal occasions. Use mirrored or textured pieces around tea light candles to play up the candlelight in your decor, while also incorporating the colors of your party theme with your lighting.
Consider Colorful Elements for Centerpieces
In addition to mirrored and textured pieces in your design, consider incorporating colorful flowers into your centerpieces in order to play up the colors of your party theme. By choosing two or three colors to work within your design, you can easily put together beautiful arrangements to frame the lighting of your venue.
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