How To Use Our Bestsellers For 2017’s Top 10 Event Decorating Trends
New year, new events, and an exciting chance to freshen up your decor and create unforgettable moments. Learn how to use our bestselling products of 2016 for 2017’s top 10 decorating trends.
1. Boxwood Backdrops
Lush and verdant, faux boxwood mats hung on walls create a gorgeous backdrop for events that brings the outside in. Hang several of our 20 x 20in Boxwood Mats at the end of the wedding aisle and attach dozens of bright silk flowers for a ceremony background that’s perfect for a fairytale romance. Boxwood mats hung behind the bar, the buffet or dessert tables and then adorned with butterflies is equally whimsical and charming.
2. Monochromatic Centerpieces
2017 calls for elegant and refined monochromatic centerpieces that add an air of sophistication to events. Arrange blooms and plants in the same color family, like these Lady’s slipper orchids, green jade roses, jasmine vines, coleus fishnet stockings, and unripened peaches in our stately Antique Black Lion Handle Urn, and then display these centerpieces down the length of dining tables for a refined look.
3. Everything Peonies
Roses, move aside: everything’s coming up peonies this year. With their large blooms and sumptuous colors, peony arrangements stun as centerpieces, especially when surrounded by pretty candlelight from glass candle holders. Choose rich pink peonies, arrange them in a glass vase, then accent them with tea lights in our 4 ½in Cut Glass Squares Votive Holders. Let peonies grace the rest of the event space too, with large, pale pink arrangements for the bar.
4. Moroccan Accents
Gilded Moroccan accents add sensuality and a touch of wanderlust to event decor that’s very of the moment. Use our Antique Bronze Mahal & Taj Square Lanterns to create an intimate and warm glow around the space. Pair the lanterns with silk flowers in dark shades of red and purple and richly patterned tapestries hung behind or above tables for texture. Plush cushions and soft fabrics spread across seating areas make the space even more enticing, turning your event into a destination.
5. Potted Plant Centerpieces
Potted plants go from shabby to chic in 2017, especially as centerpieces. The key is to group plants in pots with clean, smooth lines, like our 4in & 6in Antique Brass Vases. Arrange the plants in groups along the table for a breath-of-fresh-air vibe that’s very modern garden party.
6. Decorating With Natural Elements
Reconsider how you can bring outdoor elements indoors this year by deconstructing nature with small pieces scattered around an event space. Split our 24-in Fern Bush and place a few stems in our Clear Medicine Bottle Bud Vases; the look is delicate and pretty, arranged on a mantel or table. The bud vases can also be used to hold small, single flower stems, putting the spotlight on their natural beauty without distractions.
7. High-Shine Wedding Vases
Expect to shine bright in 2017 with mirrors used heavily in wedding vases for sparkling tablescapes. Create romantic floral arrangements with purple and lavender tulips, calla lilies, lilacs and roses in our 5in & 7in Beveled Edge Mirror Cube Vases for your tables. Surround the arrangements with tea lights in our 3in Reflective Mirror Tea Light Holders. The candlelight from these mirrored vessels will bounce and dance across the tables.
8. Single-Flower Arrangements
Bud vases are lovely for small flowers, but dare to go big in 2017 too with oversized blooms using one flower for the whole arrangement. A great way to show off large blooms like dahlias, garden roses, sunflowers, or ranunculus, is with a tight bouquet in our shiny Polished Brass Vases.
9. Banquet-style Wedding Tables
Wedding dining tables will be larger in scale in 2017. Create a feast fit for a newlywed king and queen by setting up one giant table for guests, banquet-style. The larger-than-life arrangement suits the momentousness of the day, and the spirited after-party that’s sure to come. For a natural, rustic look that tempers the oversized set-up, go with white tablecloths and napkins and simple arrangements of plants, moss, and flowers grouped in our Round White Birch Vases. Finish with votive candles in our 4in Birch Tea Light Holders with Glass Inserts.
10. Black & Gold Wedding Colors
Chic black and gold will be a top color scheme for weddings in 2017, creating a sophisticated and cosmopolitan atmosphere. Black table runners stand out against starched-white linens, while all-white flower arrangements in pretty wedding vases lend a soft touch. Finish with our Gold Candelabra & Candlesticks for height and drama.
1. BRIDES. 2. New York Magazine. 3. Colin Cowie Weddings. 4. Style Me Pretty. 5. Vogue / Fox Fodder Farm. 6. Better Homes and Gardens. 7. Colin Cowie Weddings. 8. Bon Appétit. 9. Veranda. 10. Eddie Ross. All Jamali Garden product images by Peter Tak.