L is for Lighting

The importance of lighting at an event can often be overlooked. When it is done right, it can be one of the most effective ways of completely transforming a space. It can help set the atmosphere that you are trying to create far better than any number of themed props or table decorations.

Here are just a few examples of how different lighting can be used really effectively to help you create the wow factor that your attendees deserve!


Up lighters can be used to throw splashes of colour around a space. They can be used to highlight key features of a room that you want to showcase, while cleverly drawing the eye away from those that perhaps are not as visually appealing. In this example, up-lighters were used at the magnificent space at the Natural History Museum to draw the eye to the amazing architectural details of the stunning building.

Light Up Decor

Making lighting a feature in its own right is increasingly popular, especially int he case of light up letters as showcased above. In this instance, the letters created a brilliant photo opportunity for attendees to capture at the event, as well as being a real focal point on an expo floor. They offer a relatively inexpensive way to showcase your brand or key message which will continue to be shared across social media platforms.

Showcase Lighting

Event lighting doesn’t necessarily mean spotlights, up lighters and chunky floor lights that all come with wires that you would like to blend into the background so  There is now an abundance of alternative options out there that mean the fixtures and fittings of the lighting themselves are meant to be seen! Fairy lights, Edison light bulbs and neon symbols and phrases are just a few examples of lighting that wants to be centre stage. Here, twinkly fairy lights create an almost magical appearance, and completely transform what is just an empty, bland barn space. Combined with long trestle tables, rustic flowers and vintage table dressings, this kind of lighting would be perfect for a wedding breakfast.

Mood Lighting

Colour has a huge impact on mood, and can instantly create the feeling you are trying to share with your attendees. Lighting can change the colour of a space almost instantly. As you can see from the images above, the orange surrounds work towards closing in the space, warming it up and making it feel smaller and more personal. In comparison, the cool blue colour choices on the right hand side give the impression that the venue is larger, more open, and slightly more clinical.

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