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A colourful summer wedding

Love is in the air! See how to create a festive yet relaxed mood with relatively little effort. Put a tropical twist on a wedding, graduation or any celebration you want to burst with colour.

Spacious, industrial interior set for a party with textiles, decorations, plants and the end of a car with trailing tin cans.
Spacious, industrial interior set for a party with textiles, decorations, plants and the end of a car with trailing tin cans.

Harmonise with textiles

Finding enough chairs and tables is always a challenge, let alone matching ones. Instead, use fabrics for tablecloths and other details to bind it all together – harmonising any mix of furniture, your own or borrowed.

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Hang flowers and lights together

Combining lighting and flowers sets the mood, for the day and the evening. (To carry any extra weight, be sure to reinforce lighting chains with fishing line or similar.) And with artificial flowers, you can use them again for wedding anniversaries, too.

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Decorate from the ground up

An easy way to boost the effect of your decorations is to think about the room in layers: bottom, middle, top. Unused floor space will come alive with lanterns and flowers, then build from there.

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Mix and match, and mix some more

Once you get going, there’s no need to hold back. Juicy colours and brave patterns tend to go well together, even if they don’t match to begin with. Above all, mix!

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Napkins can be decorative, too

Long dinners require extra napkins. Take the opportunity to create a patchwork with mixed colours and patterns, and use layers and placing for extra effect.

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Seating fit for centre stage

If you don’t have thrones to spare, make them yourself. With minor alterations, ordinary chairs can be made into seating worthy of royalty and newlyweds alike.

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Leaves, ribbons and more

Add details that go along with the theme, or the festive occasion, or both. For a wedding with a tropical feel, ribbons, leaves (artificial or real) and some love is all it takes.

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Clothes racks as a wedding gate

Place a clothes rack or two at the entrance. Draped in fabric, they can set the mood right at the start. You can leave warming throws on the racks for guests to use when they go out for some fresh air.

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We love to see our customers get creative with our products. Go for it! But please note that altering or modifying IKEA products so they can no longer be re-sold or used for their original purpose, means the IKEA commercial guarantees and your right to return the products will be lost.