Inspired by last week’s post about the guesthouse in Devon that used our Chinese paper parsols as a substitute for a conservatory blind, we thought that today we’d take a look at some unusual, exciting and creative uses for umbrellas that we’ve seen others use around the Web.
With the wedding season under way, a lot of people are busy planning their big day. We have already covered some of our fantastic ranges of wedding umbrellas in previous posts, but there are other ways in which you can incorporate the beauty and style of our umbrellas into your decoration for big events such as weddings, or even family parties!
Table Decoration at Events
Umbrellas make a fabulously original centrepiece for anyone planning a big event. Due to their beauty and symmetry, they provide a focal point that looks great from all angles, and they can be embellished with extra decorative features.
In the image (right) we can see that combining different coloured upturned umbrellas, with matching floral arrangements, that a stunning pastel arrangement has been created for all the tables at this event. This colour coding has been extended throughout for each table and provides a unique and memorable visual statement for any event.
In a similar style, why not decorate head-tables, side-tables, or even tables serving food with a row of decorated parasols similar to those in the second image (left). This brings the outside in, and when floral details are added it gives your event a quaint and ‘garden in spring’ feel.
By keeping the colour palette of the umbrellas or parasols simple and reserved, and adding the accent colours through floral displays and soft furnishings, this type of decoration is deceptively simple to achieve, and provides an almost theatrical backdrop to any event.
The only limit with these table decorations is your own creative imagination!
Suspended Umbrellas & Parasols at Events
Umbrellas and Parasols suspended from the ceiling at a variety of heights can achieve a dramatic transformation of a room. If your event needs a bit more colour, or visual impact, this technique is the one for you!
By selecting a palette of colours or patterns that correspond with the rest of your event, you will certainly create a day or night to remember for your guests. Many event halls are vast, and this technique can break up the large expanses of height common to these locations, particularly above dance stages, or the areas where your guests are dining.
This technique requires a bit more thought and is logistically a bit trickier. However if pulled off well, it can utterly transform a room.
Just ensure that you put safety first; that the umbrellas are hanging securely, and that you are secure when climbing any ladders.
We hope this has given you some ideas on how to use umbrellas and parasols to decorate any events you might have planned in the near future. Please visit our site at Brolliesgalore for our wide range of umbrellas and parasols. We are sure we will have the ideal styles to suit!