Light is very important to us human beings. Without it, we lose our sense of time and can even start to go insane.
Bright, white lights can wake us up and give us energy. Dim, moody light puts us in a romantic mood. Different colors of light also have an effect on our energy level and state of mind.
That’s why lighting is so fun and important for events. By the lighting alone you can tell the difference between a corporate event and a party. Here are some creative lighting ideas you can use to suitably light your client’s event.
LED lights are great choices for several reasons. They are inexpensive and environmentally friendly. Plus, they don’t heat up like incandescent bulbs so you can use them in crowded spaces.
They are also extremely versatile. Choose from a wide variety of colors to set the perfect mood.
You may want to accentuate some cool architecture but there is no outlet nearby. You can get wireless lights that allow you to put a light exactly where you want it. Plus, you don’t have to worry about hiding ugly extension cords. Another advantage is the reduced tripping hazard.
Wash lighting is a beautiful way to set the mood without blinding people with bright lights. You simply set up and widely diffuse the color light you want to use.
These color washes can dramatically change the feel of a room. Try peppy, happy colors for a dance floor and a more somber, amber color for a seating area.
There is so much you can do with string lights. Hang some bright white ones with snowflakes for a festive winter party. Or choose more muted, yellow/amber colored ones for a calm atmosphere.
You can also choose from a wide variety of bulb sizes and shapes to create different atmospheres. Play around with hanging them at different heights to see how it changes the ambiance.
Balls of Light
Here’s a fun creative lighting idea for a wedding or similar event. Get some LED string lights (battery operated would be ideal) and wrap them around wicker balls.
Hang them from the ceiling at varying heights for a magical effect. Coupled with a dim atmosphere the “balls of light” will seem to float above the ground.
This is another fantastic creative lighting idea for a wedding or party. Lanterns come in all shapes and sizes and you can get them to fit with any party theme.
Some lanterns come on a string which makes them super convenient to hang. It’s a great way to dress up a dance floor for an outdoor party!
Try These Creative Lighting Ideas
Do these creative lighting ideas inspire you to try something new at your next event? Don’t be afraid to think outside the box. People love new and interesting anything these days.
You can get creative with permanent lighting options too. Check out some of these great industrial lighting trends. Go make something amazing with light!