How to Decorate a Tent with Fabric
Most of the tents you find in most party tent rentals stores are basic, and while they might be ideal when you are having a simple event, they look out of place when having a formal or themed event.
One of the ways to improve their look is to decorate them using fabric. Are you wondering how you can do it? Here is how to decorate a tent with fabric:
Decorate the poles
If you have a pole tent, the poles are exposed, and you don’t want them to get in the guests’ view and at the same time have an ugly appeal.
One of the ways to decorate the tent is to decorate the poles. The beauty is it’s easy and cheap to decorate the poles using fabric. One of the best fabrics to use for the work is tulle. For the best outcome, ensure that the tulle is at least 4 inches wide when folded.
Tulle is usually sold in wide, folded rolls, and you can find it from your local craft store. Ensure that the piece you buy is at least eight feet long.
When it comes to decorating the pole, start at least two-thirds of the way up the pole and wrap the tulle tightly around two times. You should tie the tulle in a small knot then secure it with a little clear tape.
You should then take the hanging ends of the fabric and tie them into a large bow at least two feet wide and let the remaining piece hang loosely below the bow.
To make your decoration more interesting, cut a stem off a rose or any other flower and use tape to secure the flower to the middle of the bow by looping the tape inside out and using it as a fastener. If you are having a hard time sticking the flower, use a little poster putty.
You should repeat this process with all your tent poles.
Decorating the tent walls
If it’s cold and you have to have the tent sidewalls in place, they can be an eyesore, especially if the tent is old. To improve the look of the tent, hang a light fabric such as sinamay mesh around the walls.
Like the poles and frames, you can hang a few flowers such as roses on the walls to improve their look.
Decorating the tent ceiling
Don’t like the look of your ceiling? No worries, as you can easily decorate it with fabric. Begin with getting enough lightweight fabric such as tulle, then suspend a large Hulla hoop or embroidery hoop from the center of the tent ceiling.
You should use a monofilament to tie the hoop to an existing chandelier, tent pole, or ductwork.
Proceed with screwing small eyelet screws along the sides of the room, then string the monofilament along the sides of these eyelet screws.
You should then insert one end of the fabric drapes through a large hoop in the center of the tent, then fold it 2-3 inches over the hoop and staple it to itself.
Draw the other end of the drape over the monofilament along the wall and bunch this end of it about half its total width. Adjust the fabric to your desired style and staple it or let it hang down along the wall.
Like with the other areas, put flowers or string lights to decorate the fabric and enhance the atmosphere of your tent.
Always go with a light fabric.
Regardless of the part of the tent, you are decorating, ensure that you use a light material that is easy to shape and hang up.
You can decorate the tent by yourself if you have the skills, but if you have never done it before, let a professional from the event rentals Rockland NY help you out.
Besides considering the weight of the material, also pay attention to the theme of the event as it will influence the colors of the materials to use and the designs to use in your decorations. You need to undertake extensive research to understand the right colors and designs to use for your event, depending on the event theme.