Our AES NYC event spaces provide a perfect opportunity for event designers to think outside of the box and let their creativity flourish. However, if you want to make the most of your event, it is important not to leave any area unnoticed. Here are some tips on the best ways to decorate an AES NYC space:
#1 – First Impressions Are Everything
Graphics/Vinyls: Atlas Print Solutions
Graphics: Atlas Print Solutions
Decorating the façade and lobby/entryway of your space is the perfect way to “wow” your attendees right off the bat. Consider adding some additional lighting, branded vinyls, or scenic pieces to add depth to your space.
#2 – Split Up The Space With Breakout Areas
Event: Diet Coke at Ramscale
Providing a wide array of small breakout areas can go a long way in transforming any venue. Whether it be additional lounge areas, conference rooms, bar areas, or “secret” performance spaces, the possibilities are endless!
#3 – Choose Your Lighting Wisely
Lighting/Staging: Sound Investment AV
Lighting: Sound Investment AV
Lighting can be extremely effective in setting a mood, dividing up the space, or sprucing up an otherwise drab area of the venue. You can also utilize lighting to promote your brand (see the “Krazy Glue” photo above).
#4 – Go Green!
Event: Sophia Webster at 13 Gramercy
Event: Sports Illustrated at Center415
Plants, florals, and other greenery creates a natural aesthetic in your space. Tiny details, such as wrapping a metal railing with vines, or placing a large floral in the corner of a room, can set a relaxing tone for your event.
#5 – Reduce Headroom By Decorating The Ceiling
Event: IIDA Color Invasion 2018 at Center415
Chandelier: Patina Rentals
Drapes: Drape Kings
Make your event look pristine from top to bottom by decorating the ceiling! Ceiling fixtures, such as this chandelier previously used at Center415 (pictured), are always a popular option. Hanging drapes from the ceiling can also give your event a more elegant feeling.
#6 – Decorate The Floors
Event: Kiehl’s at Center415
Adding in a colorful carpet or vinyl to the floor will complement your aesthetic and add depth to your space.
#7 – Decorate Bare Walls
Event: Victoria’s Secret at Ramscale
Wall Vinyl: Atlas Print Solutions
Transform your space by using vinyl on any bare walls. You can cover up the entire wall, or just put up a small decal. Decorating bare walls makes your space appear less empty.
#8 – Use Scenic Pieces
Event: Yankee Candle at Ramscale
Event: IT Cosmetics at Center415
Utilizing a relevant scenic piece can go a long way in bringing a room together and setting the tone for any event. Scenic pieces can also be effective in creating an Instagram-worthy photo opp for your guests.
#9 – Make Use of TVs and LED Screens
Event: Microsoft at Center415
Lighting/AV: Sound Investment AV
Event: Google at M Studio
TVs and LED screens can serve many practical purposes. If you are hosting a conference, for instance, carefully-placed TVs or LED screens can improve your attendees view of any presentations. TVs and LEDs can also be used as a backdrop, or for a branding opportunity.
#10 – Go The Extra Mile
Event: Devil’s Tear at M Studio
Add in as many small details and finishing touches to take you event to the next level. Something as simple as adding vinyl to the front of a check-in desk or bar, or adding a non-cheesy motivational poster as a décor accent, can make the space appear more extravagant.