We call it "cozy chic"—when your reception decor consists of plush seating, dim lighting and modern tables. It’s a great way to transform a space into a hip, sexy setting (perfect for your club-going friends) that’s also warm, elegant and comfortable (perfect for grandma). "I love to mix things up by using real furniture as part of the reception decor," says event designer Jes Gordon of jesGORDON/properFUN in New York City, 212-229-2165, jesgordon.com. To create a lounge effect, Gordon suggests sectioning off space around the dance floor and cocktail bar with multiple seating areas of sofas, ottomans and coffee tables. "For an ethereal yet clean look, hang billowy drapes from the ceiling; they add depth and dimension," she adds. For furniture rentals, try Props for Today, 212-244-9600, propsfortoday.com, a furniture- and prop-rental facility based in New York City, which offers, literally, more than a million objects for rent.