2001-2011: 12 Biggest Rental Trends of the Decade

From glowing bars to small plates to plexiglass everything, the rental industry has seen a lot of looks over the past ten years. But these items aren’t simply decorative: they have influenced how people interact at events, too. We asked rental execs to weigh in on the major trends, both passing and permanent.

By Lisa Cericola July 19, 2011, 8:03 AM EDT

Photo: Courtesy of Town & Country Event Rentals

“With linens, the majority of people have moved on from 1990s-style fluffing in favor of cleaner lines and mix-and-match textures, such as our reversible Shantung linens.”
Barbara Ellis, BBJ Linens, Skokie, Illinois

“Lucite has been popular over the years. More recently, graphics on Lucite or plexiglass furniture allow for branding or a unique custom twist.”
Tricia Costello, Fresh Wata, Las Vegas

“All white furniture was popular in the early 2000s, but now clients are opting for metallics and color.”
Hayim Treitel, Luxe Event Rentals, Los Angeles and New York

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