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Four Ways to Dress Up Event Chairs

August 5, 2016
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Four Ways to Dress Up Event Chairs | BBJ Linen
Photo Credit: Amay Anaiz Photo, @amyanaizphoto

When you’re planning the decorations for your events, one detail that is sometimes overlooked is the chairs. Many people think that because the tables are done up, the chairs can stand on their own, and while that’s sometimes true, it’s undeniable that dressed up chairs look much more elegant. 

Let’s check out four different ways to dress up event chairs extra special.

Ethereal Ivory Draping

Ivory Chiffon Chair Ties for Event Decor | BBJ Linen
Photo Credit: Amay Anaiz Photo, @amyanaizphoto

This event mixes rustic elements with light and airy touches. The farm table adds a hard edge, which is balanced with a natural floral runner. The chair décor is a perfect complement, with soft ivory chiffon draped over the dark chairs for contrast. The rhinestone accessory on every chair adds a sparkling ethereal touch.

Mercury Sequin Table Runner with Ivory Chiffon Chair Ties | BBJ Linen
Photo Credit: Amay Anaiz Photo, @amyanaizphoto

The light chiffon on the dark chairs picks up the colors from the wood of the tables lightening the look, both in mood and in color. We love the way the ivory fabric flows, reminding us of a woodsy ceremony, or an uber romantic ballroom occasion. Here, Mercury Sequin runners, Cameo Shantung napkins, and Silver Monarch Mini-Buckles are used with the Ivory Chiffon chair tie.

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Bold Folding in Navy

Red Lamour Table Linen with Navy Lamour Chair Ties | BBJ Linen
Photography: Matt Steeves Photography | Event Design: Carrie Darling Events               

Achieving this look is as simple as tying a knot, and the few minutes it takes makes a huge difference in the feel of any event.

Red Lamour Table Linen with Navy Blue Lamour Chair Ties | BBJ Linen
Photography: Matt Steeves Photography | Event Design: Carrie Darling Events

The bright Red Lamour table linen is contrasted by Navy Lamour chair ties and Navy Lamour napkins giving us a New England beachy feel. The chair tie is quick to put on, and achieves a dramatic effect. This look is perfect for summertime, a patriotic themed event or, as shown here, one that’s hosted at a sports arena or stadium.

New English Beach Party Event Decor | BBJ Linen
Photography: Matt Steeves Photography | Event Design: Carrie Darling Events

Elegant and Extravagant Rosettes

Orchid Shantung Table Linen with Silver Rosette Chair Backs Event Decor  | BBJ Linen
Photography: James Peluso

For a magical and beautiful look, choose rosettes. Placed on the backs of the chairs, they accent a solid-colored, simple table linen with a luminous, airy look. These chair backs are a very detailed piece of accent décor, and they’re an easy way to liven up a table look. Best of all, they’re perfect for events held year-round.

Get the look yourself with Orchid Shantung table linen, White Shantung napkins, Reflex Silver Glitter chargers, and Silver Rosette chair backs.

Color Coordinated Chair Pads

Color Coordinated Chair Pads Bright Colorful Baby Shower Party Event Decor | BBJ Linen
Photography: Jill Tiongco Photography

Finally, for high impact that’s easy: use colored chair pads to enhance your event accent colors. Pictured here with our White Lamour table linen anyone can see the bright and cheery element this pop adds. What’s best, the bright shades can work as a placeholder or table numbering system—people can find their table based on the color of the chair pads. Here, you see Yellow Lamour Elastic chair pad covers, Lime Lamour Elastic chair pad covers, and Turquoise Lamour Elastic chair pad covers. This picture shows a lively baby shower, but we see this working at just about any event. Coordinate the yellow, lime, and turquoise chair pads with Yellow Lamour Runners, Lime Lamour Runners, and Turquoise Lamour Runners, as well as Yellow Lamour napkins, Lime Lamour napkins, and Turquoise Lamour napkins.

Which is your favorite way to dress up chairs? Show us how you did it at your event—tag us on Instagram at @bbjlinen.

How To Dress Up Chairs

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