{DIY} Trade Show Booth Custom Drape

(these blue mimosa drapery panels from Z Gallerie, match Stella & Dot’s packaging!)


Don’t you just HATE when you go to a trade show and the backdrop drape doesn’t go with your business’ look/brand experience.

Even if the trade show’s drape color isn’t all that bad, you don’t want to look like everyone else and get lost in the ‘BORING’ booth space crowd.

Guess what? I have the perfect solution…

Make your very own custom drape and really define your space to match your business image.

Here’s all you need to do:

  1. Buy flat bed sheets, drapery panels, or fabric that best suits your business image and decor.
  2. Sew your fabric of choice together to end up with the size you need.
  3. Iron your material so that it looks neat and crisp.
  4. Once you’re at the show, use quilting pins to pin your BEAUTIFUL drape over the existing trade show venue’s drape!

What do you think? Easy, right?… and it takes practically no time at all!

Don’t sew? No problem. Here’s a link to diy no sew drapes.


Things to Note:

-A Standard 10 x 10 booth space drape is 10 feet wide x 8 feet high.

-A flat twin sheet is 5.5 feet wide x 8 feet high. By sewing two together, you end up with the size you need.

-When buying fabric from a fabric store, standard width sizes come in 36”, 45” and 60”and you choose the length…so make sure you get enough to fit the space.

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    1. The backdrop for this booth are blue mimosa drapery panels from Z Gallerie. (You can purchase them at the store locations or online).

    1. Haha. Did I answer your question? If not, ask me again. Yes, Monday’s will do that to you!!! Happy Monday.

    1. Yes, a standard 10×10 booth space is 10 feet wide and 8 feet high. A standard 20×10 booth space is 20 feet wide and 8 feet high.

  1. I love the look that you can create in your booth with custom backdrop sheets, but don’t most trade shows require that the drapes be fire retardant?

    1. Great question Kristina! The quick answer is YES, but not all show promoters will tell you what’s necessary for their particular show and requirements can vary from venue to venue.

      To be on the safe side, any fabric used for drapes should be either flame-proofed or fire-resistant. You can either use drapes that are inherently fire retardant or buy fabric and treat it yourself. If you search online “how to make your own fireproof fabric” you will find a few DIY’s.

      Looks like I should probably do a post on this! Thanks again for the question.

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