In the past few years, we've seen a growing trend in styled lounge areas at the reception—and it makes total sense. After all, this part of the party is all about your guests mixing, mingling, and chatting away. And, according to the pros, that's something the right furniture set-up can help facilitate. You'll see a trend start to form below, but we're going to go ahead and give you a spoiler: the best lounges almost always involve a comfy couch, a couple of unique side chairs, and some personalized wedding decor.
But beyond the couch and chairs, which you can customize to your style at any rental company, you can also put your stamp on this area with additional decor. We love the idea of sprucing up the space by adding a rug (like a mid-century shag or boho Persian version), table arrangements like low flowers and votive candles, and additional seating like colorful Moroccan poufs.
And speaking of tables, let's chat about that. When creating a lounge, you want to think about tables in regards to where your guests will be placing their drinks. So if you're putting them on a sofa or chair, choose a coffee table and/or side table that is at the appropriate height. And for cocktail hour, throw in a few at a height that's perfect if you're standing up as well.
Now for the inspiration! Keep scrolling for that—and know that you can keep going no matter your wedding style. And once you do spot a set-up that's totally you, pin what you like and take the pics (or screenshots!) to a rental company in your area. We seriously can't wait to see what you dream up!
Incorporate Statement Pillows
This blue space is cool because everything (the cushions, the ottoman, and the side tables) are all the same level. Copy this set-up by the dance floor so guests can take a seat and rest their feet. Also, we must call out these terra cotta pots as they make a statement of their own!
Compliment the Backdrop
At this wedding in the English countryside, the bride and groom set up a lounge area at the ceremony for the 40-plus children in attendance.