2015 Holiday Event Decor Trends

Deborah Weisenhaus, Art of Imagination Chicago
Deborah Weisenhaus, Art of Imagination Chicago
Guest Blog By Deborah Weisenhaus, the creative mind behind Chicago-based full-service event production company  Art Of Imagination.

2015 Holiday Event Decor Trend

We asked Deborah Weisenhous of Art Of Imagination to share with us her insight on this season’s event trends. From lighting ideas to color schemes, here are a few ideas for you to start your holiday planning:


Lighting plays an important role when it comes to the decor + design for any event especially during the upcoming Holidays. It’s one of the easiest ways to transform a room and make a statement.

When it comes to lighting, here are a few holiday event decor trends we are noticing in 2015:

  • Create an illumination of lights overhead with an abundance of dangling cafe globe lights.
  • Backdrops of lights with the same cafe lights strung vertically creating an instant focal behind the Band/DJ.
  • Add layers to the twinkle lights with LED uplighting in hot colors this season such as teal quartz or vibrant navy blue.
  • Add dynamic transitions within an event by using dimmers and programming the LED lights to come on at specific times such as dinner and dancing.


In addition to lighting, drapery can complete the look for your space by adding soft walls to make a room smaller or create an enclosed lounge setting to an interactive photo opportunity.

Colors of the season:

Crimson, Juniper berry, and charcoal black mixed with crisp cool white are perfect holiday event decor colors this season.


  • Clients are choosing more candles as table top decor incorporating different metallic glass vessels to collections of lanterns.
  • Fresh seasonal greens and garland will add that festive touch evoking wonderful Holiday memories.
  • In addition branch arches of birch trees, fresh curly willow and manzanita branches with mini white LED lights interwoven throughout are trending creating a dynamic entrance or even over a bar.

Holiday parties are becoming more about selecting the right venue to fit your needs. With the right venue, vision + budget = opportunity to incorporate these holiday event decor trends to wow your guests this season and make your event feel festive yet intimate.

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