Budget Friendly Tips to Refresh Your Trade Show Exhibit

January 4, 2021
Budget Friendly Tips to Refresh Your Trade Show Exhibit

We are thrilled to see events and trade shows coming back to life. So now is a good time to dust off your display and get it ready for upcoming events or trade shows. Of course, I assume you have a quality built Nomadic Display… even if you don’t I am sure you want to be able to repurpose it for a few years.

Regardless of what your upcoming show schedule may look like, or various size spaces you may be occupying, we can help you stretch your dollar. A professional display partner will adapt the design of your display to prolong the life of it while keeping the visual aspects of it modern and relevant to your brand and current messaging.

Here are some time-saving and budget-saving ways to update, revitalize and even repurpose your existing trade show display.


Updating your graphics is one of the #1 easiest think you can do to change look and feel of your display. Many clients like to change their graphics from show to show so they can maximize their message based on the type of show they are attending or the audience they are targeting. A graphic refresh is also a relatively inexpensive way to make dramatic visual changes to your exhibit without having to make major structural alterations.

Upgrading any of part of your exhibit to back-lit or edge-lit graphics can also make a big impact to your design.  Lighting can not only add depth to your space but can also draw attention to your graphic messaging. Like a moth to a flame.


Another simple change, many people overlook, is your booth flooring. The color or style of your flooring can make a very dramatic visual change, as well as the sensory difference from carpet to wood or tile or vice-versa. There are so many creative options when it comes to flooring, we often call it the 5th wall of your exhibit.

If you really want to step-up your flooring game, you can now get LED flooring and data-collecting flooring technology that allows you to capture valuable insights on how visitors move through and interact with your display.


Hanging signs and fabric canopy structures attract more attention on the show floor and can help your company stand out in the sea of exhibits. When it comes to tubular fabric structures, the options are endless. We can create unique shapes and sizes, and with our G7 printing certification the graphics will be a vibrant representation of your brand attitude.  Motion and dramatic lighting options can add a huge amount of flair to your presentation for a relatively small budget allocation.


With most portable or modular displays the physical layout of your display can often be altered, changing the exhibit appearance and functionality without having to start from scratch. Different shows have different floor plans and booth layout can be adapted to fit each show.

You should also consider sizing your display up or down using rental components to easily create a display customized for each show and space.


The experts at Nomadic can work directly with you to get the most life out of your existing display with the any of the “Booth Refresh” options listed above. Your existing booth may have many years of serviceable life left with visual and/or functional changes. We can work with any budget to breathe new life into your trade show display. Let's start planning today.