Lovely Lighting for Late Night Events
There’s nothing that sets the mood for any party better than the lighting. If it’s too bright, it makes the space feel sterile or harsh, leaving guests feeling as if they’re in the spotlight if they move. If it’s too low, people don’t tend to mingle, staying in one place and bringing the energy of the party down to a more subdued level.
Finding the right lighting for your party is so important, and it depends on the kind of event you’re planning to have. The lighting for an outdoor dinner party or wedding reception can get really eclectic and beautiful, mixing lots of textures and levels of brightness to cast a cheerful golden glow on everyone attending.
String lights are always perfect, both the smaller LED Christmas or fairy lights as well as the larger strands of outdoor bulb lighting. Mixing both sizes looks great, if you keep them in their places. The larger bulbs should stay high up, lighting the party from above. Smaller lights, like the fairy lights, can be strung around trees or wrap posts.
Paper lanterns are almost always a beautiful addition to any event, regardless of theme. There may be a couple of styles for which they are not suited, but they add a certain charm to most events and can be found in a huge variety of colors, shapes and sizes.
You can’t go wrong with candles! Graceful candelabras adorning a table at a posh evening soiree or clusters of tea lights and votive candles in mason jars for a backyard wedding reception – there are a million ways to use them for any event.
Uplighting is incredibly versatile, allowing you to set the mood of a party without doing much to change the actual décor of an area. You can add color and dimension to any space, including outdoor spaces.