To start, a 10x10 space is 100 square feet. We've added a few ways to quickly visualize this below.
- Five standard front doors side-by-side are 105 square feet.
- A basketball goal is exactly 10ft tall from the ground to the rim of the basket. If you laid four basketball goals in a square pattern, that would be 100 square feet.
- The average wingspan of an adult male is 5'9" and 5'4" for a female. If you stretch your arms out side-to-side with a colleague and hold each other at the wrist, your combined length is roughly 10ft wide which is how wide and how deep a 10x10 space is.
With 10ft booths, you're typically trying to maximize value and space as opposed to creating an over-the-top display. This doesn't mean you want the cheapest booth available, it means you want the best display for your company while being practical and realistic. Below we have laid out common situations our clients talk with us about and popular 10x10 booth options we recommend. Keep in mind, not every kit will meet your needs exactly which is why all of these displays can be tweaked for you specifically.
Best 10x10 Trade Show Display Ideas for New Exhibitors
Each of these displays below (no specific order) were selected with a balance of price, ease of setup, and appearance in mind. All of these options give your booth a professional look without breaking the bank or requiring additional help to assemble. If you’re new to exhibiting and wanting to ease your way in without looking like you're new, these displays are the perfect place to start.
- Waveline 10x10 Flat Kit
- OneFabric 10x10 Flat Kit
- Orient Banner Stand Wall Kit
- Waveline 8x10 Flat Kit
- Waveline Media 10.4 Kit
The flat kit compared to the curved or serpentine versions offer a little more versatility for large events or regional shows. The Waveline display kits use a large tension fabric graphic that fits over an aluminum tube frame like a pillow case and then zips shut.
The Orient Banner Stands have become a standard of sorts in the industry for reliable banner or pop-up stands. If you are only going to exhibit in 10x10 booths, we recommend getting a complete back wall display. If you do a lot of additional events where you will only use a banner stand or two, this option could be a practical choice.
Just like the 10x10 Flat Wall Kit, this display uses an aluminum tube frame with a tension fabric graphic that fits over the frame like a pillow case and zips closed. While this version is designed to fit in an 8x10 booth space, it still works well in a 10x10 space and offers more versatility at smaller shows.
This display can be assembled and broken down in under two minutes with one person. OneFabric is an affordable and simple option if you want a basic back wall though it is not as sleek as the newer tension fabric display options.
This kit is the base of the Waveline Media options with two identical 57”w x 96.3"h tension fabric panels. The 10.04 kit comes with a monitor mount for one of these panels that connects to the frame. Waveline Media panels are little easier to assemble than full 10ft Waveline panels so they are great if you are the only person setting up your booth.
Best 10x10 Trade Show Display Ideas for Backlit Displays
For exhibitors who want to stand out without spending more on expensive booth spaces or fully customized display builds, these kits are for you. Picked using a balance of practical use, value, shipping, assembly, and impact, each of these kits are proven eye-catching displays with a favorable ROI.
- Infinity Pro Backlit 10.03 Kit
- Infinity Pro Backlit 10.06 Kit
- Wavelight Backlit 10.04 Kit
- Wavelight Backlit 10.02 Kit
- XVline 10.04 Kit - Backlit
This kit is a great mix of versatility and impact. Since you have three 37.4"w x 94.5"h x 19” d backlit panels, you can create a lot of contrast by designing three unique panels that work as one back wall and three stand alone panels.
One of the best values you’ll find, the Infinity 10.06 kit features a 10ft backlit back wall panel, monitor stand, and an illuminated inflatable counter for the front of your booth. The counter and the back wall alone garner a lot of attention while the custom content on your monitor will help sell your brand.
With a unique layout of one backlit panel and one non-backlit panel, this booth is both eye catching and affordable. While the backlit panel illuminates your message, the other panel holds a “floating” monitor to increase your guests' engagement.
Three individual 3’w x 8’ h backlit panels make up the back wall in this unique kit. This layout is great because you have a lot of flexibility with your design. You can choose to make one cohesive design over all of the panels, a unique design on each panel, or maybe highlight products on two panels and just have a logo on the third. However you decide to layout the booth, remember that each one of these panels can be used as a standalone display at other events or meetings.
This trade show booth design has been a proven success year after year, even before the backlit option was available.The layout and design of the booth are practical, clean, and inviting but when it’s upgraded to include a backlit graphic, it looks like a $10,000 booth.
Best 10x10 Trade Show Display Ideas for Setup and Portability
We see a lot of companies that need portable booths for their outside sales reps or marketing teams. Typically, they are trying to maximize value by finding a durable display that is easy to assemble, looks nice, and ships well. The list below are some of our more popular options for this type of customer.
- Waveline Media Kit 10.09
- Waveline Media Kit 10.03
- Waveline Media Kit 10.12
- OneFabric 10ft Curved Deluxe Kit
- Waveline Curved 10x10 Display Kit
This may be our most popular Waveline Media kit because it offers so much versatility in a lightweight package. You have the option to use all three of the included panels to make a 10ft trade show display or you can use one panel by itself at a local event or meeting. The center panel is monitor ready so your team can design a monitor into your show booth. All of these panels also fit into one hard shipping case that conveniently doubles as a branded counter.
This kit is monitor ready, lightweight, easy to assemble and has a unique angle cut panel that grabs attention at your show. Both panels (frame and graphics) pack neatly into a single hard shipping case that doubles as a branded counter. The entire kit only weighs about 50 lbs packed.
The Waveline Media 10.15 offers a unique two panel setup that includes one taller panel at 8ft tall and shorter panel at roughly 7.5ft tall. This variation is just enough to grab attention while still aligning with exhibit hall regulations. We’ve seen a lot of customers use the extra space on the taller panel as a built in header.
The OneFabric back wall goes up and comes down in under two minutes with only one person. While this kit is not as sleek as the other options, it is a practical way to achieve a professional looking 10x10 display space. This kit also includes a 6ft custom printed table throw and a hard shipping case.
The standard of tension-fabric displays, the Waveline 10x10 Curved Kit has been our most popular display for years because of its simple design and professional look. This display comes with a hard shipping case that doubles as a custom printed counter and still weighs under 50 lbs packed.
Best 10x10 Trade Show Display Ideas for Modular or Industrial Looks
If you need or want a heavy duty display with the popular industrial look and feel, this list is for you. These booth’s were selected with heavy duty sturdy frames, clean lines and metallic accents in-mind. While they may take a little longer to assemble than the lighter weight options, none of these kits require more than two hours to build.
- Exhibitline 10.07 Kit
- XVline 10.05 Kit
- Clio 10x10 Orbital Truss Kit
- XVline 10.01 Kit
- Exhibitline exb.0 Model
This kit has everything you would want in a 10x10 modular display booth. The back wall has large dye sublimation tension fabric graphic, custom drop header, custom printed wings, and a tv mount that can support up to a 50” monitor. The front of the booth has a fully printed reception counter with space for storage. One of the best kept secrets about this booth is that it can be assembled in about an hour once you have done a time or two.
The XVline 10.05 Kit is quickly becoming our most popular modular display kit. The unique layout of one large tension fabric graphic and four stand-off graphics, side-by-side, gives you a lot of different design options. A lot of companies like that they can advertise individual products or services while still having a large logo branded graphic in the booth. One added bonus is that this booth also comes with built in storage.
One of the more popular 10x10 Truss kits, the Clio has a lot to offer. This display features two large back wall graphics, two printed header graphics, two monitor mounts, shelving, and a unique design. As far as the industrial look goes, Truss displays have long been an industry favorite.
This kit uses a traditional XVline back wall with an oval header, rounded wings, and a large fabric graphic. A monitor mount and literature stand have been added to one of the outer extrusions due to the increasing need to have media in your booth. The front reception counter is larger than usual and uses custom printed graphics with metal extrusions to finish off the modular look.
The exb.0 is a great place to start if you want a simple modular back wall that you can build your booth around. This back wall uses the very popular slanted canopy with a large rectangular header. The clear frosted wings also add a clean look to your large center fabric graphic. If you're just starting out in modular displays, you can’t go wrong here.
Best 10x10 Trade Show Display Ideas with a Monitor
Media in your trade show booth is becoming essential. It’s common for companies to include a monitor or tablet or both in their display design. The following kits were selected based on their popularity and because they come media ready. As with any trade show booth, adding additional interactive tools like iPad stands can help boost the ROI for your event.
- Waveline Media 10.07 Kit
- Waveline Media 10.10 Kit
- Waveline Media 10.04 Kit
- Exhibitline ex1.lp.0
- Infinity Pro Backlit 10.05
The Waveline Media 10.07 kit grabs your guests attention with a unique booth layout that includes four Waveline Media panels, a storage area, and a “floating” monitor. This booth can be designed to include two “floating” monitors which is very helpful when giving digital demonstrations to booth guests or showcasing multiple products.
This kit is perfect if you are looking for the standard 10x10 back wall graphic but like the “floating” monitor look. While the kit actually uses a standalone monitor stand, it's almost entirely hidden behind the display to achieve the “floating” monitor appearance. The nice add-on here is that if you ever need a standalone monitor stand for another event, you already have it.
This is the second time this kit appears on this list and that's because it’s so simple yet so versatile. You get two perfectly sized panels that can create a 10x10 back wall or could be designed for use as standalone graphic displays. Both panels are monitor ready, though the standard kit only includes the mount for one frame.
Many clients prefer the modular or industrial look for their booth. If this sounds like you and you want a display that includes a large monitor mount, consider the Exhibitline ex1.LP.0 back wall. This is one of our most common modular back walls because not only do you get the large monitor in your display, you also have a large fabric graphic, custom header, custom wings, and the extrusion frame. This back wall is a great place to start building your media ready modular kit.
Demand for backlit displays is growing rapidly but so is the need for media in your booth. The Infinity 10.05 kit does both. Using a free standing monitor stand that can be used with a vertical or horizontal mount, this kit allows you to take advantage of the glowing back wall graphic and while still showing content on your monitor.
Best 10x10 Trade Show Display Ideas for Selling Merchandise
The main challenge with selling merchandise in a 10x10 booth is, space. You need space to display the product, space for customers to interact with the product, and still have space for people to see your company branding. The displays below are listed because we feel they do a good job at displaying your products in an efficient way.
- Waveline 10x10 Waterfall Kit
- Waveline Media 10.11 Kit
- Waveline Media Merchandiser 10.12 Kit
- Wavelight Backlit 10.06 Kit
- XVline 10.02 Kit
This kit uses a standard Waveline 10ft Flat display back wall and then attaches what is called a Waterfall display. This Waterfall display is a stand-off display that connects to the top of the back wall and stands on its own feet. The Waterfall display is made of an aluminum tube framing and a fabric graphic, just like the Waveline back wall. Additionally, there are shelves that connect to the Waterfall so you can display your merchandise. The benefit of this is that you can have your branding on the back wall graphic and the Waterfall graphic so you don’t lose graphic space when displaying products.
The Waveline Media 10.11 Kit and the Waveline 10x10 Waterfall Kit are nearly identical. The only difference is in the Waveline Media 10.11 Kit, you also have a standalone monitor stand that fits into a pre-cut hole in the back wall graphic to give the appearance of a “floating” monitor.
This kit was designed when clients came to us with a need for an easy to assemble display that could hold a lot of merchandise in a 10x10 display. The back wall is made of three tension fabric graphic panels. The center display is a standard 3.5ft w x 7.5ft h graphic panel. The two side panels are actually called merchandiser displays. These panels have an additional frame in the front that allows for shelving units or clothing racks. Like the Waterfall display, this allows you to brand behind your products which opens up your design possibilities and helps you maximize your display space. Keep in mind that all three of these panels can be used as a freestanding display.
Combining a backlit display with a merchandiser display is a great way to have people notice your brand and products. The backlit display is a true attention grabber while the fully branded merchandiser display showcases your items in a way that is easy to see and interact with.
The XVline 10.02 kit is a true merchandise selling display booth. The front of the booth utilizes a free standing product display with four layers of shelves. The back wall features a large fabric graphic, a printed header, a monitor mount and counter along with a slatwall where you hang all types of products just like you would in a retail location.
Ordering a 10x10 display can be a big step and a valuable investment for your brand. Understanding what type of 10x10 display works best for your company is the key to maximizing your value and return on investment. We recommend taking a look at our post “The Ultimate Guide To Purchasing a Display” for a quick list of questions to ask your team, your show coordinator, and your booth distributor before making a purchase. Once you know what type of 10x10 booth fits your needs best, we hope this post can guide you towards some different options to consider. If you have any questions, please feel free to schedule a time talk with our team, shoot us an email, or give us a call at 877.663.3976.