Reception decor to mask an ugly room(pic heavy)

posted 3 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Bumble bee

If you decide you don’t want to or cannot drape out the walls, I think you need to pick up a bit of color from the wall and use it in the decor.   Otherwise I think there will be a clash between your color scheme and everything that is going on in that wallpaper. 

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

 

@MattandKristin:  have you heard of scene setters?They are basically long rolls of temporary wallpaper that you can get in any number of prints. You attach them with 3m removeable adhesive. It does no harm to the wall paper underneath.

This one is from Oriental Trading but they are carried by many different companies, especially party supply places. This is just a night sky.

Design-A-Room Sky Background

You can get them in patterns to match any theme:

Roman                               Hollywood Skyline                      

Roman column <em>scene setter</em> roll ($16.83 @ 4 min)       Hollywood SkylineScene Setter Roll    

or just Architecture

 

They come in different widths and lengths, so measure the height of the wallpaper and the length of the walls. Do some browsing and see if you can find a pattern that you like for an elegant, romantic wedding.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@julies1949:  Whoa these all look like backgrounds from old video games, I love it!! I kinda want that for my house!

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@MattandKristin:  My other thought would be to get black and white prints of the two of you, or wedding pics from your families, blown up to engineers prints at Staples.These are printed on very thin sheets of paper and can be up to 3’x4′. They are inexpenisve- about $7 each.

You can use spray adhesive to attach them to sheets of foamcoare and attach them to the walls with poster putty or 3M adhesive.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

I am going to say don’t worry about the walls. Make your centerpieces more dramatic and people will focus on them. Seriously!!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@MattandKristin: What is your budget? Because draping works wonders… trust me. We had god awful orange walls in our ball room, and we draped the entire room. It really changes the space. Draping doesn’t put holes in the walls or anything, there are a system of rods that go across and down the walls that the draping hangs on to. So if your venue doesn’t want anything touching their walls, there won’t be.

Also, the color of the wallpaper in that room makes it appear very small. It may just be your photos, however it feels cramped. I would try, whatever you do, to maximize space using decor items that don’t create a barrier in the room (like white draping, mirrors if they will let you hang some, light colors, and key lighting!!). Your table covers are quite busy, so I would keep everything else to a minimum. 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Oversized helium filled balloons floating at eye level strategically placed to help block at least parts of it out? Can you take the clock and other items off the wall? Honestly with low lights I don’t think it’ll be that distracting as is. 

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