“Less is better right?” Err, well sometimes it is. Fashion now is minimalism, simple, clean and tidy. The trend is to “keep it simple”. Most of the time is because of budget constraints and idea limitations. Misconception of this is that, we end up doing things just for the sake of doing it. While I do find a sleek clean cut look seductive, but it has to be done tastefully. Trust me; having nothing is better than having less. It is better to have nothing at all, rather than doing things half heartedly.
Putting the lesson into practice, we shall discuss 5 ways to optimizing the Minimalist Ideology.
- Pick a simple theme to begin with.
Go black and white; you can’t go wrong with that. Well actually you can, when you start to think to yourself, “oh there are few shades of blacks and couple tones of white we can play with.” No. The answer is no. Pick ONE black and ONE white then stick with it. Common mistakes we do are we try to be overly creative with simple themes, while being too simple with complicated themes.
- Curves or straight lines?
I’m sure by now you’re itching to tweak in ideas here and there. You can, actually. Black and white themes are fun to play with lines and curves. Try not to be all vertical or horizontal lines, less you end up looking like a prison or just exited one, or all curvy lines, then you might look like an oversized zebra.
- More black or more white?
Don’t be surprised that one of the either two colors will be dominant. A good ratio will be 60:40. It can be 60% white 40% black or vice versa. Going towards white more will tend to make your event space feel wider, whereas, black will make your room feel cozy. If you have fewer props to play with, go black.
- What type of colour lights to use?
White being white, it is extremely sensitive to lighting; it catches and bounces all and any lights. If you do use colored lighting, do be careful, less your black and white theme end up to be a black and some other colour theme. What colour to use then? I normally will NEVER suggest using white lights in events, because it is harsh and exposes all minor deformities here and there, but to in this situation, it brings out the best of it. Remember to block out ALL unnecessary lights!
- Props and flowers.
This theme actually makes life easier for decorators, as we already have most of these props in store, and white flowers are generally easier to be found and arranged. Do pay more attention to the table linen though; zebra table linens will be a great boost to your overall look.