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As an event designer, one of my favourite moments is walking into an event space and seeing its potential for the first time. Every inch is up for grabs – and that includes the ceiling.

In 2019 I plan to do a lot of looking up!

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Usually, when designing an event, we tend to focus on lining the walls, creating beautiful table lays and adding décor at ground level. But this year I am trying to flip my thinking in an effort to dress rooms from the top down.

We’re not just talking fairy lights here. A stunning, overhead canopy can transform the light and feel of a space, whilst retaining maximum floor space guests.

For a light, romantic, boho look, simple paper lanterns suspended from above are very effective (and budget-conscious too). There is a huge range of colours available now, so it’s easy to find the right shade to fit your event scheme.

Take it a step further and add foliage like ivy, eucalyptus or hops. And if you fancy a little twinkle, then fairy lights do make a pretty finishing touch.

Find plenty of inspiration for creating your own canopy on Pinterest, or give me a call to find out about our Event Styling service.

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