One thing we may have gained during the pandemic. A new appreciation for our outdoor space. We realized that these areas, from the front porch to the backyard firepit, can be treated as an extension of our homes—and we really don’t use them enough. As we move forward, we can continue to use these outdoor spaces to safely entertain. (Our neighbors in Alaska and the Scandinavian countries have been doing so for years!) So instead of feeling cooped up indoors this winter, take it outside. Here are a few ideas to help you warm up to outdoor entertaining. Continue reading Outdoor Entertaining Planning 101: From Space Prep to Furniture and Food, Tips for Every Budget
Category: Visual Merchandising
5 Ways LED Lighting Elevates Any Space
Monochromatic or multicolor, people are attracted to upscale lighted spaces; this is especially true of clients and customers. So, whether you are trying to elevate the look of a retail store, office building, gallery, or home space, cost-effective light-emitting diodes or LED lighting can quickly transform a drab, poorly lit environment into a bright, sleek oasis. From illuminating a room with string lights to enhancing prized possessions and merchandise by using LED risers and LED pedestal display cases, LED lighting can reshape any environment and help redirect focus to products, artwork, clients and guests all without the high cost and heat of comparative lighting. Below we will explore five unique ways LED lighting can revamp your space and the array of LED fixtures available best suited to your lighting needs.
Keeping Passengers and Drivers Safe with Car Sneeze Guards
With COVID-19 restrictions behind us and travel booming, Uber and Lyft rides have risen back to 2019 levels. In fact, monthly active users on Uber’s apps surged 14 percent and revenue from the rideshare segment rose 73 percent in the third quarter.
Yet even as travelers return to rideshares’ convenience, many expect safety precautions to be kept in place—not just to prevent the spread of Covid (and other airborne illnesses), but also for their own privacy. And of course, rideshare companies are also concerned with the well-being of their drivers. The result: Rideshare services continue to use the car sneeze guards and driver partitions that were put up during the pandemic.
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Keep Calm & Collect On: Protecting Your Keepsakes From The Elements
From limited-edition toys, coins, and art to sports keepsakes, trading cards, and movie memorabilia, people love to collect rare items that not only pique their interest but that they believe might be worth big money someday. Hardcore collectors spend hours searching the Internet, shopping flea markets, and visiting estate sales to put together their perfect collection, so protecting their investment is key. That’s where collectible displays come in, ensuring that your items stay in pristine condition so you can enjoy them for years to come.
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Plan Easy and Elegant Events for Less: 5 Ideas to Get You Started
After two years of having to put parties on pause, people are ready to get together and celebrate. Whether you’re hosting a party for personal or professional reasons, you want your event to be one to remember.
It’s no secret, however, that throwing a party can be costly. The tab can add up quickly from food and drinks to décor and entertainment. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary, without breaking the bank. Here are five ideas to get you started.
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8 Merchandising Tips for March Madness® That Won’t Make You Crazy
That time of year that college basketball fans wait for is upon us: March Madness®. The NCAA tournament, which usually begins in mid-March, brings out legions of fans rooting for their favorite team. Each year 60 million Americans watch the games, most often at the local bar, decked out in their team’s gear. That means there is a fantastic opportunity for local businesses—restaurants, bars, sporting goods stores, and more—to boost their profit margins during this time. Of course, it’s important to make your location appealing to customers. Keeping merchandise organized and patrons safe from overcrowding are key elements, and shopPOPdisplays has the retail displays to help business owners achieve both goals.
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How Versatile Acrylic Boxes Can Make an Event
Planning a special event takes a great deal of time and money, so finding something that can serve multiple purposes and help make your celebration stand out is a true game-changer. For event planners, one of those items is the acrylic box. “Acrylic boxes are great for multi-use when it comes to weddings and events,” says Sam Nelson of EVL Events. “We will have our signage or stationery vendor duplicate the font used throughout the wedding and vinyl something on the box to customize it for the couple and make it stand out.”
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7 Visual Merchandising Tips for Transitioning Seasons on a Budget
It was Greek philosopher Heraclitus who said, “The only constant in life is change.” As the world around us ebbs and flows, it’s important not to get left behind, especially when it comes to your business. Retailers should continually update their stores to prevent becoming stagnant or feeling outdated in the customers’ eyes. shopPOPdisplays has the merchandisers you need to keep your store looking fresh, relevant, and organized on a budget as the seasons change. Here are our seven best tips you can start implementing today.
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5 Visual Merchandising Tips for Sweet Valentine’s Day Sales
Retailers know first-quarter sales are needed to set the pace for the remainder of the year, so Valentine’s Day sales are about more than just selling chocolates for retailers around the country. In 2022, consumers spent $23.9 billion on Valentine’s Day gifts—the second-highest year on record, according to the National Retail Federation.
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How to Create a Zen Den for Houseplants Using Mirrored Pedestals
Incorporating plants into your home decor allows you to bring the natural beauty and calming essence of the outdoors inside. And while many lovingly refer to tending to their gardens as “plant parenting”, it’s really the greenery that cares for us – it’s scientifically proven that by improving our air quality, plants help reduce anxiety and increase focus. Plus, they visually liven up a room and add plenty of interest, especially when organized and displayed with a mirrored pedestal or two and a strategically placed mirror. Let’s explore the ways decorating with houseplants can create a sense of calm or zen in your space and the role mirrored pedestals can play in further enhancing their benefits.
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