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Furniture Selection 101: How to Avoid Sitting on a Stool-pocalypse at Your Next Event

Published on 2nd April 2023

Furniture Selection 101: How to Avoid Sitting on a Stool-pocalypse at Your Next Event

When selecting furniture for an event, it's important to consider a few key factors to ensure that you have the right pieces to create the look and feel you want, while also meeting the functional needs of your guests.

First and foremost, you'll need to determine the theme and style of your event. This will inform the overall aesthetic of the furniture you choose. For example, if you're planning a formal event, you may want to select elegant, classic pieces. If you're planning a more casual event, you may opt for more modern, minimalist pieces.

Next, consider the size and layout of the space where the event will be held. Be sure to choose furniture that is proportionate to the size of the room and that can be arranged in a way that creates a sense of flow and balance. For example, if you're hosting a dinner party, you'll want to make sure that guests can easily move around the room and that there is enough seating for everyone.

You will also want to consider the comfort of your guests. Make sure that the furniture you select is comfortable to sit on and that the seating arrangements are conducive to conversation. if you plan to have a lot of standing around and mingling, think about providing some high-top tables or portable bars.

In terms of materials, try to match the furniture to the theme of the event. Durable and easy to clean furniture will be good for outdoors and parties.

Finally, pay attention to the details and accessories. Consider adding pillows, blankets, and other decorative touches to the furniture to give it a polished and cohesive look.

As a general rule, consider renting furniture for events rather than buying it. This way you don’t need to worry about storage, transportation, and maintenance.

In conclusion, when selecting furniture for an event, consider the theme and style of the event, the size and layout of the space, the comfort of your guests, the materials and accessories that will be used. With this in mind, you'll be sure to choose pieces that will both complement the overall aesthetic of your event and provide the functionality that your guests need.

Inspire Furniture is committed to working with you, as an event partner, invested in your success. Get in touch with our team today to discuss how Inspire can help bring your vision to life, with that special pop of colour!