BRIANA: Balloons seem to be everywhere these days. Design blogs, magazine shoots, entertaining spreads, even engagement photography. (Especially engagement photography.) It’s starting to feel a little bit like the movie Up out there. So, are balloons fun or overdone?
KELLY SMITH TRIMBLE: Saw this project on an event-planner-friend’s Pinterest board and thought it was cute for an outdoor party in cold climates:
Otherwise, balloons outdoors freak me out a little. They remind me of the 1982 World’s Fair when I tragically let go of my red balloon and, through tears, watched it float to heaven. Plus, they always end up getting popped and becoming litter.
My Modern Metropolis said it best: “Contemporary art doesn’t get much more fun than this!”
A part of me wants to run wild and carefree in these balloon-filled rooms — but then, there’s another part of me that just wants to go in there with a straight pin.
I have a lot of childhood memories of balloons. Every Valentine’s Day, my dad would send a balloon bouquet to the school’s office for me; when my great-grandma died, my family tied “we miss you” notes to the end of balloons and let them float away; I had a balloon party when I was 8 — it was the best kind of madness. Decorating with balloons brings back childhood fun and imagination.
Pickle gives you the step-by-step to creating your own balloon globe lampshade.
Decor8 shows paper balloons and hot air balloons that could be used to decorate a kid’s bedroom.
This balloon chair shown on décorpad could look regal or downright villainous.
Etsy has hot air balloon decals for wall art here and here.
Apartment therapy shows a quirky balloon lamp.
Look at oh, hello friend’s balloon photo roundup.
Jordan Ferney shows the cutest balloons I’ve ever seen.