You know the saying “sometimes less is more”? I so rarely agree with it, but this week I make the exception, and agree less can be more. When I’m putting together an event decor concept board, I love to design event concepts that are rich and dynamic. Something that will continually wow guests as the event unfolds, from hidden elements mixed into perimeter decor, to thoughtful additions in the place settings. I’m the first one to advocate for bold colors and wild prints, textures everywhere with layers of details.
But you know what? Something just hit me this week, swaying me towards a more simple design direction. Make no mistake, it may be simple in concept, but there are still plenty of unique and specific design elements at play here in this simple succulent event decor ideas board. While there may not be as many layers and targeted wow features, there is still a continuity of design here that resonates beautifully throughout.
Where I would normally go all out with a high impact entrance, I went for a white will with strategically placed air plants. Where normally a focal bar would sit, I switched gears and went for a succulents arranging bar, where theoretically guests could create their own little arrangements and take them home. It would be fantastic to have a horticulturist on site to help recommend combinations and placements, and give guests care tips for their new plants. The table that I normally love covered with linens and colors and perfect silverware with matching stemware, is simple neutrals with succulent accents. Even the lounge is a clean white, with sandy floors and pillar candles.
I could see these simple succulent event decor ideas working from events such as weddings, to luncheons, and even social events. The succulents are powerful enough to be the focus of the event decor, but not so dominating that they couldn’t be made the second focus of the event, so there would be room for whatever the message or goal of the event was.
Here’s what I had in mind:
Be sure to see where each element in this simple succulent event decor ideas board was found:
Entrance of Air Plants on White Wall – shared in a roundup post by Tickled Pink
Modern Event Lounge with Succulents and Candles – shared in a roundup post by The Knot
Succulent Photo Backdrop – shared in a roundup post by BuzzFeed
Simple Succulent Table Decor and Centerpiece – spotted on Pinterest
Tall Centerpiece with Candles and Succulents – shared in the Style Me Pretty Vault
Succulents Arrangements Bar – shared by SF Girl by Bay
Small Succulent Party Favors in Glass – shared on Martha Stewart Weddings
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How do you like to see succulents incorporated into event decor?