Decor Trader News and Events
Home / The Latest News from DecorTrader

DECORTRADER NEWS

Crystal Trees

December 12th 2012

crystal trees with glass crystal strands look the part on special occasion

Crystal Trees

When looking for a centrepiece with a difference, crystal trees are the ideal choice. Whereas garlands, vases and candles have a specific look, crystal trees vary and they exude light and elegance. The gorgeous range we have available on Décor Trader spans a number of colours and sizes, meaning it's easy to find the right one to suit your style. Whether you're looking at a vintage themed event or something more modern, these can accentuate your style, and add the perfect finishing touches to the table.

From Open Crystal Top Trees with a rose bouquet to the simple Metal Hanging Crystal Tree, there's a design for all. The bouquet complements the crystal with its bold colours, and can be accessorised with extra crystal strands. The Metal Crystal Tree has a twisting, spacious design that can accommodate your choice of crystal strands, and because it's a shining silver, it can be matched to a number of colour schemes.

For easy elegance, the crystal tree is the way to go. Shimmering as the light catches the strands of crystals, and able to be customized to your taste and style, your guests will be drawn in by its glittering effect. Some are perfectly suited to being the centrepiece, whereas the larger trees have an enticing effect if dotted around the room. Decoration doesn't have to be difficult, and picking a tree and a variety of colours and sizes of strands enables you to mix and match your styles, and create a classy look of your own. If it's for a big party, then these will add to the ambience, and create a soft glow that makes your event feel truly special. With the right lighting, these trees and the crystal strands can be made the most of with the rainbow of colours emitted from the many shapes of the strands.

If you're holding an event that requires more traditional decoration, adding one of these trees and keeping in line with a traditional colour scheme, say deep red and white, can look exceedingly elegant. For a more ornate tree, take a look at the Gold Branch Tree, which is adorned with golden butterflies, creating a delicate and dainty decoration that is undeniably eye-catching. This itself can be complemented with strands of clear or sultry red strands. Unlike some other decorations, these exude a feeling of space, air and lightness, and help avoid making the room feel overdone or cramped, whilst managing to give it the touch of style you're after.

On a table, or lining the aisle of a wedding, these decorations are a simple, and beautiful way to embellish your event. Coupled with one, or many of the wide range of crystal strands we have available, they will glitter and shimmer, just like you. Take a look at the range of sizes, shapes and colours of crystal strands available, along with the range of stunning trees. If you need any advice on matching styles, don't hesitate to contact us.

RELATED LINK: Click Here

Crystal Trees

Let us do you a Favour

August 22nd 2012

Add Favour Bags to your table..

Let Us Do You a Favour...
Isn't it nice when you're having a bit of a clearout and you come across an old box of things from your past that make you smile? Looking inside you find a cinema stub from that special first date; an old photograph of family members long gone taken a good few Christmases' ago; a long-lost letter from your close friend who moved away and who you haven't heard from in a while... they all make you smile because of the mounds of memories attached to them, memories that will probably last you a lot longer than the items themselves. You delve a little deeper into the box in front of you and your hand emerges clutching a small, pretty organza pouch. Ah, the favour bag from your best friends beautiful wedding a couple of years ago! Looking at the bag the memories of what a wonderful day it was return, as you think about your wedding day which is just a short while away itself now. This is why wedding favour bags can be one of the smaller, most important items on your wedding day yet sometimes can be easily overlooked when you're in the planning stages. Let Decor Trader help, with our range of beautiful favour bags that your guests will take home along with many, many memories...
When it comes to favour bags, traditionally they are filled with something sweet to eat for the guests to enjoy while waiting for everything to start, or to take home with them at the end of the night, but nowadays people put all sorts in them. You could opt for traditional sugared almonds which represent health, wealth, long life, happiness and fertility, or personalised chocolate hearts or even MnMs. South Asian families usually fill their favour bags with dried fruits and nuts, or you could put in little memoirs for your guests such as tubes of blowing bubbles (which will keep the children entertained at least!) or even disposable cameras. The possibilities are endless, but we have all types of favour bags for those possibilities.
Starting with our simple sheer organza favour bags which are exquisite, they are ideal for any wedding or party for holding small gifts or treats for your guests. The shiny, sheer pouches are complete with knot end satin drawstrings, adding opulence to your table setting, and available in 8 different colours you'll be sure to find something to match your wedding decor.
Next are our velvet drawstring pouches available in black, hot pink or deep purple which are perfect if you want to keep what's inside a surprise until your guests open them. Made from premium quality velvet, these favour bags are completed by cord drawstrings knotted on the end, keeping everything glam the way it should be.
Our satin drawstring favour bags are designed for that upscale, romantic and luxurious function. Made from high-quality satin, which we all know is one of the most luxurious materials you will find for a wedding, the texture along with the black ribbon drawstring completed with pearls, certainly adds a touch of class to your special day. These pouches are available in 4 opulent colours.
Finally, we have a selection of 3 different types of sheer organza favour bags with an extra added feature giving them a spectacular finishing touch.
· The sheer organza bags with diamante ribbon are perfect for that wedding or event where ‘bling-bling' is an underlying theme. Simple and understated, you will be able to match the simplicity of the bags quite easily with any theme you have, especially as these bags are available in 6 different colours.
· Our sheer organza pouches with added rose bud features are ideal for that wedding or function which is a bit more daring and out-there, while also being suited to the more conventional and traditional wedding. Available in 9 daring colours including bright orange, each bag is finished with a tiny satin rose which adds that elegance to balance out the bright colouring.
· Finally our floral organza favour bags are beautiful at a wedding where there is a floral, elegant theme. These bags are very dainty and pretty, finished off with petals and leaves and smooth satin drawstrings for an even more delicate finish.
All favour bags through Decor Trader come in convenient packs of 10, starting from as little as £1.75 per pack! That's less than 20p per bag... ultimate bargain, we must say!
As you can see, Decor Trader has it all in terms of favour bags as well as everything else decor-wise for your big day. Whatever you decide to fill these favour bags with, they'll certainly look good upon your tables and will help to add that special finishing touch, leaving yourself and your guests with memories that will hopefully last a lifetime.
Let us do you a favour with our favour bags, and order yours from Decor Trader today!

RELATED LINK: Click Here

Let us do you a Favour

Birdcage centrepieces

July 18th 2012

Birdcage Centrepieces look fab at the centre of table

Birdcage Centrepieces: A Little Something Different
If there ever was a way to be traditional, vintage, modern and innovative all at the same time, then this is certainly it. Now is the time to step out the box and allow your creative juices to flow freely with our bird cage centrepieces new in to Chair Cover Depot!
These are truly a unique and beautiful way to make the table centrepieces at your event standout, and will certainly be a topic of conversation among your guests. Painted in stunning ivory, these birdcages have been exquisitely crafted with intricate details making up the body of the cage. Of course, we don't expect you to fill them with actual birds (but if this is possible we wouldn't discourage it!); there are actually many other ways to make these birdcages stand out divinely.
You could fill them with roses and other flowers to match the theme and colours of your event; this does really give a smooth, traditional look creating the feeling that your guests have stepped into a wonderful and sublime rose garden. Alternatively, you could light the flame of a plain pillar candle and place it inside the cage creating an exciting, alluring and romantic atmosphere. With the lights dimmed aswell, the birdcage centre pieces filled with lit candles and dotted around the room will look as if there are countless Chinese lanterns floating around your event space. Breathtaking.
The birdcages come on a metal stand from which you can hang one or two birdcages. As you can see in the picture provided, you can make the stem of the frame look like a vine by curling a rose vine, flowers and leaves around it. You could even use our satin sashes as a means of covering the stem of the centrepiece. To add extra sparkle and elegance, draping some of our crystal garlands around the centrepieces and from the birdcages will create a graceful look that is truly enchanting.
These beautiful birdcages come in a range of three different sizes: small (3ft per piece), medium (4ft per piece) and large (6ft per piece). Mixing and matching the sizes of cage could also create a spectacular look. The choice is yours, but for that person that wants to be different and wants to be remembered for hosting an event that was different, these birdcages are a stunning, idyllic way to make sure this happens!

RELATED LINK: Click Here

Birdcage centrepieces

Feature a Feather

May 23rd 2012

Feathers are largely associated with festivals and parades; places where people want to make loud and proud and overly flamboyant statements. However, feathers as a part of your decor don't necessarily have to mean all tack and doom; an elegant and

Feature A Feather!

Feathers are largely associated with festivals and parades; places where people want to make loud and proud and overly flamboyant statements. However, feathers as a part of your decor don't necessarily have to mean all tack and doom; an elegant and classy look can be achieved using feathers at a budget price, if the right ones are used in the right way of course.
At Decor Trader we have two different types of feathers available for purchase; each can be used individually, collectively or together to make the unique effect you're looking to create.
Our stunning peacock feathers come in packs of 10, and their beautiful natural colours will catch the light magnificently catching the attention subtly of anyone that passes. Paired with similarly coloured flowers these peacock feathers can create spectacular centre pieces, or coupled with candles can create an elegant and sophisticated look. The peacock feather eye will demand that the eyes of everyone else be on it only, which is why this is a great way to add drama and luxury to your event without going over the top or breaking your bank balance.
Our slightly more fun and kooky ostrich feathers are available in ten different colours and come singularly packaged. With a fluffier look, these ostrich feathers look great in a bunch creating an effect similar to that of a bunch of flowers; you could ditch some of your flowers for feathers and still have an impact just as wonderful. You could even mix these feathers up with our crystal garlands to create a more luxurious feel; it all depends on the effect you're going for. With each feather measuring 65-70cm in length, one singularly in a clear or white vase looks great without looking overly flamboyant, and with a choice of ten colours you'll definitely find ostrich feathers through Decor Trader that match your theme.
At Decor Trader we're always willing to help with advice on what looks good and what doesn't, so complete step one and order your feathers from Decor Trader now. Remember it's not the feather, it's what you do with it that counts and with these awesome feathers you certainly can do a lot with just a little.

RELATED LINK: Click Here

Feature a Feather

LED Light Bases

May 11th 2012

LED Light Bases

Complete White Light Base

New in to Decor Trader are these multi-purpose complete white light bases, a great way to add some much needed pizzazz to a room, venue and event.
The 7.1cm round bases each contain 10 bright white LEDs producing a magnificently strong beam, meaning these light bases can be used in many different ways. Use them singularly alone to produce attention-grabbing spotlights, or group them together to create one big spotlight. Submersible and waterproof, these light bases are ideally made to be used in vases under gel or water, to create a stunning, glowing effect. Simple to use and when used creatively in particular, the ensuing effect is spectacular.
Each light base comes complete with its own remote control, so there is not fiddling with switches or buttons to worry about. If you do intend to place the light base in gel or under water, this certainly makes life less difficult. Requiring 3 x AAA batteries to work which are included in the price, these light bases will last a very long time and can be used over and over again.
A simple way to create your own dazzling centrepieces for a wedding or a big event teamed with vases, flowers and crystals, or used stripped back and alone to add spotlights around a room, these light bases are a snip at only £10 per base. Order yours now!

RGB Light Bases

New in to Decor Trader are these multi-functional RGB light bases, a fantastic way to add some pizzazz and colour to any room, venue and event.
The 7.1cm round bases each contain 10 bright LEDs, of which you can set at your own choice of 9 different colours including red, green and blue. Small yet powerful, the LEDs produce a magnificently strong beam, lighting up any room.
With these light bases in particular, a multitude of effects can be created, from fading through the colours one at a time to create a soothing effect, or jumping through the colours for something more upbeat and exciting. Fully waterproof and submersible, use them under water or under gel in vases to create amazing centrepieces, or use them stand-alone to brighten up dull corners. However you choose to use these RGB light bases, the effect will be sure to leave your guests in a state of admiration.
Each light base comes complete with its own remote control, so there is not fiddling with switches or buttons to worry about. If you do intend to place the light base in gel or under water, this certainly makes life less difficult. Requiring 3 x AAA batteries to work which are included in the price, these light bases will last a very long time and can be used over and over again.
A simple way to create your own dazzling centrepieces for a wedding or a big event teamed with vases, flowers and crystals, or used stripped back and alone to add spotlights around a room, these light bases are a snip at only £12 per base. Order yours now!

RELATED LINK: Click Here

LED Light Bases

All That Sparkles

May 8th 2012

First impressions definitely count, regardless of what anyone might say. When people step foot into your wedding venue, the first thing you want them to feel is a feeling of awe and feeling as if they've stepped into a place far beyond Earth itself;

This is more easily achievable than what people may think, and here at Decor Trader we're always here to help with our wedding tips, tricks and advice.

Centre pieces are one of the most important parts of the decor at a wedding reception, as people are literally centred around them. It's important to have something good to look at in the middle of the table as this is a focal point and can become a talking point - if you do it right of course.

Decor Trader has crystal garlands and crystal chains available in a number of colours, and these can be the perfect touch to your centre piece. Catching the light magnificently, they sparkle and glitter away in a multitude of colours, and can make your venue a breathtaking beautiful sight to behold.
Draped around branches, or spread elegantly amongst candles; hanging around roses, in vases or even laid out prettily on the table itself, crystals are the ideal way to add a touch of sparkle to your event and could definitely be the finishing touch you're looking for. Decor Trader has clear crystal garlands to add sparkle to a subtly understated event, through to red, green, blue and yellow crystals for specifically themed events. Our iridescent crystal garlands are stunning too, reflecting all colours of the light and are a really simple way to glam up your occasion.

Peruse our website now to see our selection of crystal garlands and chains for yourself, and let your creative juices flow.

RELATED LINK: Crystals, Crystal Chains, Crystal Strands, Glass Crystals

All That Sparkles

How a Backdrop Can Add Zest to Your Special Occasion

July 15th 2011

When you decide to host a party, whether it is personal or for a business event, you want to make sure that not only are your guests comfortable and enjoying themselves, you also want to make sure you highlight the most important parts of the room with th

A particular colour scheme or theme can put you on the right path towards decorating your venue hall in such a way that your guests will be in awe of your function, but choosing the right decorating pieces is equally as important.

The reason for this is because you want your function hall to not only be comfortable, you want it to be welcoming and inviting. The last thing you want to do is create and ambience that is cold and uninviting. People appreciate the extra effort and time you put into a function and notice the little details. And those little details are what make all the difference.

From the chairs, to the tables, to the stage (if there is a stage), you want cohesion. And depending on your theme, you can get that cohesion by pairing together some wonderful pieces of decor from Chair Cover Depot. At Chair Cover Depot you have the option of picking larger pieces of decor, such as backdrops and table cloths, to the smallest details, like diamante buckles and napkin rings.

An important piece of decor, especially for larger events, is a backdrop. A backdrop is a piece of cloth that can be used to highlight a stage or to emphasize a particular part of the venue hall. Depending on your function, whether it be a wedding, engagement party, anniversary celebration, concert, or business dinner, a backdrop can add that extra bit of zest you need.

At Chair Cover Depot, not only do you get all types of decor you need, the backdrop you can invest in is a White Fibre Optic Star Cloth. This fabric drapes down to the ground beautifully and highlights the parts of the venue that you want highlighted miraculously.

The Star Cloth dazzles the function hall through its beautifully optical fibres which glow in any lighting. The best thing about the Star Cloth is that it reflects any colour lighting, so that it can even change colours, depending on how you do the lighting for your function.

To give your venue that particular ambience and aura you are looking for, you cannot go wrong with the White Fibre Optic Star Cloth. Being 6m x 3m, this fantastic piece of decoration adds that extra bit of twinkle to your event. Equipped with free structure standing poles, and base plates, you can use the backdrop wherever you want to.

If you dream of an ethereal event, whether it is your wedding, concert, or award ceremony, you'll be transported to a magical place when you use the White Fibre Optic Star Cloth. It not only presents itself elegantly, it adds sophistication with a little pizzazz to your event.

RELATED LINK: See all backdrops

How a Backdrop Can Add Zest to Your Special Occasion

Have You Chosen Your Wedding Colour Scheme Yet?

July 1st 2011

There are lots of decisions to make when you have a wedding to plan. The question of when and where may be top of your list, but you should also think about how the venue will look. This means choosing a colour scheme you will be happy with.

You may have a very traditional wedding in mind, in which case cream or white would be ideal. But there are lots of pastel colours you could choose from as well. You will be able to get chair covers, table cloths and napkins that will all match or blend with each other to get the right effect on the big day. Which colours will suit your ideas?

You could take your inspiration from the time of year you will get married in. Autumnal colours look stunning for example, and what could be better than a white winter wedding? Consider the venue you will be celebrating in though: it could provide some ideas for your colour choices. A modern venue could demand some very different colour schemes as opposed to a two hundred year old building with period features, for example.

Remember that you don't have to choose a single colour to represent your big day: you could choose a combination of colours instead. However it is usually best to stick to two at most otherwise you won't get an attractive colour scheme. A mishmash of different colours won't work well at all.

Choosing a colour scheme well in advance is necessary because it will influence lots of different aspects of your wedding. You will also have to order everything you need well ahead of time, so the sooner you decide which colour (or colours) you will like the most, the easier everything else will be.

RELATED LINK: See all our tableware

Have You Chosen Your Wedding Colour Scheme Yet?