The trick is to think ahead and choose decor for your wedding that you would also like in your living room or on your patio. For some upcycling inspirations, here are some of our favorite ways to give decor life long after your first dance.
Light the Lanterns on Your Patio or Porch Lanterns add light and style to your alfresco cocktail hour or as centerpieces on long farm tables during dinner. They also elevate your front stoop, backyard patio, or terrace. Purchase lanterns in a material that matches your home and the celebration, so they organically blend into your interior design after the nuptials. Then, every time you have wine on the patio alongside the lanterns, you will remember your day.
Display Rugs in Your Hallway or Foyer Hand-loomed carpets instantly elevate your cocktail lounge area or make for a boho-style aisle at your reception. They also, obviously, work well at home! If you plan to include rugs into your wedding decor, consider adding them to your hallway or foyer. We especially love when couples exchange vows standing on a special carpet, then add the sentimental floor covering to their bedroom or hang as a tapestry—and memory—in their living room.