How to Maximize a Small Event Space

Hosting a grand event in a small space can feel daunting, but maximizing the available space is easier than you think. These tips and tricks will make your event space feel larger than it is and make the most of every square foot. From casual gatherings to formal affairs, these simple changes can make all the difference for your upcoming event. 

Use Round Tables

Round tables are one of the most underrated space-saving hacks. A round table can seat more adults while taking up less space than a square or rectangular table. Round tables are also easier to arrange in a small area without feeling cramped because they’re easier to navigate around. 

Keep Things Clear

Choosing clear items like centerpieces and chairs is a super easy way to create the appearance of more space without actually having more space to use. Clear items allow you to see through to the other side. These unobstructed sightlines trick your eyes, making the space feel larger than it is. 

Light Colors and Neutrals 

Keep things light and bright across all your décor. Of course, brighter pops of color can be used sparingly, but light and neutral tones make any space feel larger. Table linens, drapes, and floral arrangements should feature lighter tones if you’re trying to maximize a small entertainment space. 

When choosing bolder colors to incorporate, choose just one or two to use in the design. Adding too many colors will feel too busy and distract from the light, neutral color scheme you originally intended. 

Get Creative with Mirrors

Adding mirrors to a small event space creates a reflection of the space, making it feel much larger than it is. You can hang mirrors on the wall or lean a larger mirror in a corner. Leaning a large, decorative mirror will make the corner look like a continuation of the event space rather than the end of it. 

Avoid Table Skirts

Table skirts may look elegant in some settings, but they make a small space feel smaller. A table skirt breaks your sightlines, making the room appear broken up and cramped. Instead, choose table linens that leave a clear view under the table so it looks like a continuation of one cohesive space.

Contact Art of the Event

If you need help planning your perfect event and making the most of a small space, contact Art of the Event to schedule a consultation. Our event planning team can turn your vision into a reality, no matter how small the space is. Don’t waste another minute stressing about planning your event; just relax and leave it to us!

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