Don't look down! You'll definitely miss these ten trendy ideas for ceiling décor if you do. Keep your focus to the sky by adding eye-catching designs to the top of any event space, whether inside or outside. Get inspired and try these out at your next function. Your guests will never forget it!
1. A Little Bubbly
At the House of Kim Crawford—a fashion-focused event on August 3 in New York—a golden balloon installation designed by Jessica Fels Event Production and Design and executed by Mixed Greens Events created an eye-catching focal point; a representation of the bubbles in Kim Crawford wines. This idea is perfect for a New Year's Eve or engagement party!
2. You Can Stand Under My Umbrella
Skincare brand La Roche-Posay's street promotion in 2013 brought a colorful suspended installation of branded parasols to New York's Madison Square Park. The message of protecting your skin from the harsh sun shone through in this display. We love this idea for outdoor events but would also consider it for something indoors where you could have a virtual rainstorm display for extra fun!
3. A Universal Display
For the Blaffer Art Museum’s annual gala in Houston in April, creative studio Matter designed a gilded meteor shower ceiling installation using NASA space blankets—an idea inspired by the event’s space theme. This is one of our favorite installations! We love the way the metallics bring an elegant tone to the event and how the hanging levels really make you feel like you're floating right there with them!
4. Cotton Canopy
More than 5,000 T-shirts created a colorful cotton canopy overhead at the Jewish Museum’s Purim Ball in 2014. The custom tees can pertain to the event you're hosting. They can also turn into giveaways at the end of the night!
5. Bring the Outside In
At Diffa Dining by Design in New York in 2015, Smartwater's space aimed to reflect the brand's natural water purification process, which is mirrored after rain clouds. The fluffy fixtures lit up like a storm above the simple table setting. Nothing makes for a unique installation quite like bringing the outdoors in. We love this display and how true it stays to reflecting the brand!
6. Macaron Mania
For the Food Network's 20th anniversary party in 2013, dozens of prop macarons made from Styrofoam were rigged to create a 10-foot-tall chandelier that hung over a dessert station. This makes us hungry! A display like this truly depicts the theme of the event and becomes a memorable focal point for all attendees. We want to try this one out at our next event!
7. Dream Big
Attendees won't be dozing off look at this décor! For a destination wedding in Big Sur, California, producer and designer Sterling Engagements suspended a 12-foot dream catcher installation above the dance floor, teaching us that anything can happen when you dream big! We would definitely want to take this focal piece home with us.
8. Your Name in Lights
For the Whitney Museum of American Art’s final gala in the historic Breuer Building in 2014, dining room décor included hanging paper lanterns with the names of honorees. This display is perfect for recognition of certain attendees. The lanterns can also be something the honorees get to take home with them as a token of the evening.
9. Bet on a Good Time
Designers of the 2009 Bell Gala in Toronto evoked a whimsical fairytale theme with oversize flowers and playing cards hung from the ceiling. For us, this can also be a fun way to denote a casino night theme or poker tournament. Anything oversized and hanging from the ceiling makes for an eye-catchin design and display!
10. We'll All Float On
At Diffa Dining by Design in Chicago in 2014, inner tubes suspended from the ceiling were one of many playful touches at the tropical cabana created by Kehoe Designs. This fun display will have everyone's inner child ready for a tropical vacay! We're totally onboard with this design for any luau, summer or pool themed party.
Tryout the trend that fits your theme and devour the details of ceiling décor at your next event! We'd also love to see how you turn the top of your space into a memorable focal point for attendees, so share your design ideas in our comments section!