Designing Comfortable Events: Furniture, Color, and More

Hi Everyone! Let’s talk about a tough subject – STRESS. Everyone is feeling some level of stress including your clients and event attendees. More and more, individuals are becoming aware of their mental health but, believe it or not, you can help them by making comfort a priority at your next event.

Here’s a guide from my friends at CORT Events on how to do just that.

How to add Comfort to Your Events

When you’re planning an event, you want the most bang for your buck. Your event is an experience, and adding elements of comfort throughout your event space can tie the theme together as well as make attendees feel at home no matter what room they’re in.

Soothing Colors, Textures, and Patterns

It may sound simple but incorporating colors, textures, and patterns in an event space is a quick way to enhance the level of comfort.

  • Cool colors like blue, green, and purple are soothing and comfortable, while yellow brings feelings of comfort and energy. Whites and pastels can also soothe and comfort attendees.
  • Certain textures evoke feelings of comfort and positive sensations. Soft and smooth textures evoke comfort, so bring those into your event design.
  • Avoid rough and hard textures that bring less desirable sensations.
  • Discernible patterns in natural and manmade elements also suggest comfort.

An easy win with these is to consider using drapery, accessories, and other decor elements to bring pleasing colors, textures, and patterns to your next event.

Comfortable Seating

With CORT Events, they believe that seating is so much more than a chair or sofa, they’re personal sanctuaries for your guests. Soft seating and modular sofas can be both stylish and cozy in any event space, and you can find chairs that match any type of event — even in posh velvet.

Additionally, comfy ottomans are another option for extra seating or for guests to prop their feet on.

Temperature and Lighting

One of the trickiest areas of comfort to navigate is temperature. Everyone has an opinion — some people are always hot, while others are always cold. What do you do? One solution could be to divide your larger event spaces into living-room-sized areas that give attendees more choices and give you more options for temperature control.

With lighting, avoid those awful fluorescent tube lights that every event space seems to have and opt for customizable LED lighting that gives you control over brightness and color. Area lighting gives you options for comfort and coziness in smaller spaces as well.

Event Furniture Rental: Design and Plan with CORT Events

You might think that you need to find multiple sources to help you achieve a comfortable and inviting event space, but you only need one: CORT Events. Not only will you find plenty of ideas that help you achieve comfort and wellness within your event space, but you’ll also find tons of other creative and inspiring ideas.

Ideas to Furnish and Design Your Events Around Every Season

One of the exciting things about the changing seasons is that seasonal decor gives people the opportunity to express themselves in different ways throughout the year.

As an event planner, it’s easy to take advantage of the seasons and create unique styles for each event. Whether you prefer traditional or modern event furniture, you can easily style an event that fits the season with colors, lighting, decor, and furniture from CORT Events.

Here are a few ways to make the most out of seasonal decorating for events throughout the year and how modern furniture rental can help you achieve your event goals.

Spring

Spring is a time of renewal for nature and for people in general, and color and decor trends for the season reflect that idea. Consider choosing barstools for your event that reflect the vibrancy of spring.

CORT Events offers the Blade collection of barstools and the accompanying line of chairs in an array of exciting spring colors. For a bit of “shine” to your spring event, add in chrome end tables like the Silverado end table or the Alondra end table.

Summer

Nearly everybody equates summer with excitement and freedom, and the hues and decor of the season reflect that carefree sense. Sectional summer furniture and ottoman rentals for your events — like the Beverly collection — can help promote conversation and comfort at your event, no matter the purpose. Consider elegant comfort like the Malibu chair as well as carefree casual pieces like the Christopher chair from CORT Events. Summer is perfect for outdoor events, so when you plan for an event under the sun or stars, consider outdoor furniture rental as well.

Fall

Fall is a fun time of year to design an event because the color palate changes drastically in nature and in clothing and decor. Rich neutral tones can mimic the changing leaves and nature define fall. One of the fall furniture ideas that can work for your next autumn event includes the Valencia chair, which combines a classic burnt-orange color with a design that’s both retro and fresh. Pair the chair with pillows that bring in more vibrant fall colors — in fact, pillow rental is a terrific way to bring in pops of color in any season.

Winter

Winter is a truly unique time because colors and winter decor both match and contrast the starkness of the outdoor landscape.  Using classic, timeless neutral shades with pops of exciting, brighter tones in your furniture is a great way to create a memorable event.

Renting ottomans for events are a terrific option for easily configurable seating. Oval ottomans from the Endless Collection give you modular seating that can throw in the dramatically contrasting shades of winter colors.

Partner with CORT Events Rentals in Every Season

No matter what time of year you’re looking to plan an event, CORT Events is your perfect partner. CORT offers you a vast array of styles, colors, and collections for events of any size, any style, and any season. You can count on them for creative inspiration too.

Bringing Pearlcore into Your Event Design

Hey there, Sassies! As you’re planning events in 2022, chances are you’re looking to harness some of the popular trends that have debuted this year. One of the hottest trends for 2022 that’s hard to explain on paper — but you would know when you saw it in person — is pearlcore. Here with tips on how to take this trend from the runway to your next event are my friends from CORT Events.

What Exactly Is Pearlcore?

Pearlcore is a hot design trend that, true to its name, relies on iridescent accents and a color scheme based on off white neturals. The look that pearlcore gives you suggests the smooth, shiny iridescence of pearls and brings that timeless, classy look into interior design while still looking modern and can give a peaceful, soothing vibe to an event.

How Do You Achieve a Pearlcore Look?

One of the best ways to introduce pearlcore into a design is to use accents to bring iridescence without it being over the top. Accents like lighting, drapes, and inlaid surfaces are a good start. Incorporate linens, pearl strands, garland, tiling, and mirrors to further support a pearlcore look.

Pearlcore Accents for Events

Accents are an ideal way to introduce pearlcore to your event design. As an alternative to larger pieces that dominate your space, iridescent accents and off-white decor pieces can draw in pearlcore elements in a more subtle way. Consider some of these accent ideas when you’re looking for event decor rentals.

Pillows

Use throw pillows to soften the look and feel of furniture and imbue the colors and textures of pearlcore. A Champagne Velvet Pillow and Ombre Pillow offer shimmery texture and subtle colors that pair well with pearlcore designs. For a more elegant style, try the Regal Pillow or the Dia Pillow.

Lighting

Accent lighting can also help you achieve a pearlcore look. Check out the Delano collection of table lamps and floor lamps to see a retro design that ties in well with off-white and neutral tones. LED column lighting can also help you add some iridescence in corners and at the division points between spaces.

Throw rugs

Throw rugs are some of the most versatile accessories you can use in a space. They lend warmth, break up large expanses of bare flooring, and can be used to section off different areas of your event. The Circles rug combines rich, neutral tones with an enticing pattern, while the Visions rug adds impressionist textures and bright gold or rich purple tones. The Lapis rug looks rugged and natural, while the Horizons rug brings vibrant blues to your decor.

Table accents

Accent pieces for tables make it easy to add pearlcore elements to dining tables, display tables, or end tables. Rely on tablecloths in off-white, iridescent, soft pastels, and patterns or lined with pearl edging to spread a pearlcore effect across the whole table.

Drapery

Drapery along the walls, used as room dividers, or strategically placed for lighting or projection can be effective and striking. There are plenty of options for drape rental for your next event.

CORT Events: Your Partner in Event Design

When you’re ready to plan your next event, partnering with the right event furniture rental company can make all the difference. Whether you have a vision for your event in mind or you need some creative inspiration and resources for planning, CORT Events is ready to partner with you. Give CORT Events a call or check them out on the web to make your next event a reality.


Winter Wedding Ideas That Work All Year Long

Hi Sassies, the winter cold is blowing out and warmer days are on their way! With this temp shift, the spring wedding season is once again on the horizon. But before all of the snow has melted and we wave goodbye to the winter, my friends at CORT Events have a few ideas that will carry over to the spring.

The Wedding Venue That Works in Every Season

Although barn weddings are particularly beautiful in the winter, this is an ideal venue for every season. Many barn venues are blank canvases that will allow you to create a beautiful wedding memory for your clients and their guests. 

More and more event spaces are converted barns, and the rustic charm can be both elegant and fun. But don’t forget, lighting and décor are key to a barn wedding — especially in months before daylight savings has ended — and depending on the locale of the wedding, heating will be paramount too.

Snowy Wedding Decor That Never Melts

Who doesn’t see beauty when thinking of falling snow in the wintertime? Snowflakes, flurries, they’re the best. But just because the season is warming up doesn’t mean that this effect can’t be duplicated for your bride and groom at any time of year. Incorporating twinkling lights and candles, and employing evergreen into the décor throughout the venue can create a snowy and cozy effect during the event.

Timeless Winter Colors That Always Work

Winter weddings typically mean that most traditional wedding colors are out the window. Pastels and bright colors that are perfect in spring and summer won’t necessarily fly in wintertime, there are a few color ideas from the season that holds their elegance throughout the year. Think rich hues and bold contrasts with whites and neutrals. A blue winter wedding may sound like a cliché, but it can be a classic, timeless look, or think of it as an opportunity to decorate like a royal blue fairytale style wedding.

One of the best things while planning a wedding at any time of year is that you don’t have to do it alone. When you partner with CORT Events, creative inspiration, and ideas like the ones you just read abound. It doesn’t matter if you’re client is looking for something traditional or a wedding that’s more modern and innovative, they can help you plan and prepare.

With CORT Events, you don’t have to sweat the delivery, setup, and assembly, because it’s all taken care of quickly and efficiently. From the beginning stages of your planning to the aftermath, they’re here for you.

Steve Kemble – Winter Wedding Post Copy

Let it snow, Sassies! 

Even when the snow stops falling, these winter wedding ideas stay in style, so you don’t have to rush down the aisle! 👰‍♀🤣

Head to my blog and find all the wedding inspo you need: www.stevekemble.com


2022 Color Trends to Your Events

Hi there, Sassies. The countdown is officially on for 2022 and my friends at CORT Events are already ahead of the curve with tips on how you can give your event an up-to-the-moment look with 2022’s colors of the year.

Vibrant Periwinkle

This year, we saw that the 2021 colors of the year reflected the desire for stability and consistency after a pandemic year with so much uncertainty. For 2022, Pantone — the world’s color authority — has introduced a custom hue as their color of the year for the first time.

Veri Peri is a vibrant, purple-blue shade that the color authority chose for its joyous and dynamic confidence. CORT’s Sterling Chandler Package includes furniture pieces that tie in shades of periwinkle, while the Constellation Package gives you complimentary colors if you’re using periwinkle with walls or drapery.

CORT Events is also featuring products from this same color family in their “Creativity and Courage” line. If you’d rather use periwinkle in splashes, look for rugs and pillows that tie in the color without making it a focus. CORT Events also gives you the ability to  customize products to match any Pantone color, pattern or graphic.

Dusty Green

Dusty green hues are warm and organic, and they tie in well with natural wood and neutral tones. Shades of green with natural tones work for both indoor and outdoor events, as well as various times throughout the year.

Tying dusty green tones into your next event is simple, and it can be an effective way to achieve an organic look that brings the outdoors inside or complements an outside event. The Lena Chair Package from CORT incorporates dusty green into a garden-themed space plan, while the Sterling Lena Package invites natural hues into a sleek modern design.

Soft Brown

It’s not a dirty brown or a chocolate color — instead, it’s a softer brown that’s still earthy yet sophisticated. It’s classic and historical in its soft elegance, and it works effectively as an interior or exterior color.

If you’re looking for ways to work soft brown into your next event, check out CORT’s Valencia Package. In it, softer shades of brown blend with darker browns and other earth tones for a Mediterranean look. Or try the Baja Beverly Package, which ties together browns and neutrals in an appealing mid-century modern mix. Opt for accessories that tie in earthy tones, blend them with other natural styles, or offer complementary colors.

When you’re ready to bring these trendy and exciting colors into your next event plan, there’s one name to trust: CORT Events. They’re not just your go-to for renting furniture pieces like tables and chairs — they’re your source for creative inspiration and ideas that will make your next event one to remember.


Lighting Inspiration for Your Next Event

With all the elements we have to think about when we’re planning an event, sometimes it’s easy to overlook lighting — or at least to take it for granted. While lighting has its obvious pragmatic applications, it also gives us plenty of ways to innovate and wow our attendees.

My friends at CORT Events like to think of lighting as a way to make a statement, help clients highlight their brand, or add pops of color to any event space. That’s why they’ve come up with this quick and easy guide to help with choosing the right event lighting solutions to add creativity and drama to any type of event in any venue.

Column and Pedestal Event Lighting

LED column and pedestal indoor event lighting provide you versatility and beauty in larger venues. CORT’s Luna Lighting collection of column and pedestal lights are bright and visually striking, but they also give you exciting options. You can add your logo and branding to column and pedestal lighting to raise brand awareness and corporate events, fundraisers, conferences, or product launches.

Decorative Lighting for Events

Another way to use indoor event lighting to your advantage is by renting LED accent lights. These lightweight, portable lights can go anywhere to add color and dramatic effects in any space or venue, and they can be powered both via batteries or plug-in. LED accent lighting can make an otherwise boring venue or room come to life, and they’re strong enough to use inside or in the great outdoors.

Creative Event Lighting Ideas

When it comes to lighting your event, you can use smaller lights for brilliant creative effects as well. Movie lamps give you options for projecting your logo or other branding elements onto walls, curtains, or screens. It’s a terrific way to increase brand awareness at any event.

Don’t forget, floor and table lamps offer the opportunity for more focused lighting in a conversation area, breakout room, or dining space. Smaller lighting pieces like these allow you to have more control over the light in specific areas, and they help create a warm, intimate feel when you want to bring a touch of home to your event.

Achieving your creative lighting ideas doesn’t have to be overwhelming. When you find the right partner, your indoor or outdoor event lighting – along with furniture and décor – rental can be easy and fun. With CORT Events, you have that partner. When you’re ready to tackle your event lighting or event furniture rental needs, check out CORT Events for easy planning and peace of mind when your event rolls around.


From Home Decor to the Event Floor

Hi Sassies. As 2021 draws to a close, it’s always nice to look back at what made this year unique.  With the huge boom of the work from home movement caused by the pandemic, many of us have grown used to having the comfort of home right at our fingertips throughout our workday. So why not do the same at your next event?

One great way to incorporate a relaxing, home-like environment at your next event is with color. Using colors that remind eventgoers of home helps them feel comfortable and as a bonus, those who work from home will recognize the comforts that they’re used to.

If you’re wondering how, you can add some of the comforts of home into your next event, don’t worry. CORT Events has a few tricks for you to keep up your sleeve as you plan for next year.

From Dining Room to Banquet Hall

The relationship between the dining room at home and the banquet hall at an event is a natural one, so pulling inspiration from this year’s dining room decor trends work well in either type of venue. One of the top trends in dining rooms in 2021 is the Scandinavian look. Tie in whites and natural wood elements for a crisp, clean style. White chairs and decor with a natural look can help you achieve this simple, modern look.

Designers have also brought in dark, yet bold colors into the dining room in 2021, particularly shades of navy blue and dark green that suggest timelessness and trendiness at the same time.

From Living Room to Networking Event

The living room is a casual, comfortable place where everyone feels at home, and it’s a place to entertain, which makes it the perfect parallel to a networking event. Choose from this year’s popular living room colors – Ultimate Gray and an accent of Illuminating – to bring that sense of familiarity in. It’s easy to work with gray as a dominant color and tie in bright yellow accent furniture for a pop of color.

From Bedroom to Cocktail Hour

When you’re at home, there’s no better place to relax than the bedroom, so why not use the same concept when you’re designing the area of your event where attendees can unwind? Tying the hottest bedroom colors of 2021 – Terracota and Pistachio green – to your lounge furniture rental choices can help you develop a relaxing and enjoyable lounge space at your next event.

Look for cocktail tables and other serving furniture in these color schemes when you’re searching for bar furniture rentals.

Where can you find color inspiration and a wide selection of styles that reflect this year’s trends? The answer is simple: CORT Events. CORT Events does so much more than offer furniture rental, they create one-of-kind ensembles that leave guests and attendees with memories for years to come.