What if the event space is too small? Strategic lighting to create shadows and the illusion of invisible space in the darkness can make the boundaries of a room drift on endlessly. Countless clubs, banquet halls, ballrooms, auditoriums, and other event halls use draping and lighting to convey a certain feeling for the people inhabiting these spaces.
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Drapes that hang down from the ceiling to the floor, effectively masking entire walls, tickle our curiosity and beg our minds to wonder what lies behind. Although we know there is only a wall beyond the drapes, our suspension of disbelief often kicks in when occupying a new, foreign, or luxurious space, and especially when having a few cocktails.
Lighting from the base creates a seductive shadow against the drape, adding to the intrigue of the room while provoking an ambience of elegance. Experimenting with light colors can deeply influence the mood of a room. Although draping is extremely important to the process of transforming an event space, the amount of lighting tricks one can use to transform an event space are staggering. Depending on the components of the event space — number of textures, style of flooring, height of ceiling, width of space, color of walls, etc.
That means every event space is a unique opportunity to experiment with lighting. One of the most important things to keep in mind when lighting an event space is texture. Upward facing lighting are dramatic, coupled with soft patterned lights, they add depth to the room.
Different themes can be achieved by altering the frequency and position of these lights. Color changing and color fading lights can be used to cycle through different feelings to accent a high concept theme or create a feeling of movement in the room. Revolving spotlights, led light displays, and even industrial lighting all exude a different effect on an event space.
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