(Closed) Can I use burlap in a grand ballroom?

posted 6 years ago in Decor
  • poll: Do burlap & ballroom mix?
    Sure, why the heck not! : (25 votes)
    38 %
    Eek, no way. Save the burlap for the barn. : (35 votes)
    54 %
    Maybe, depends on what its used for. : (5 votes)
    8 %
    Other, see my thoughts/advice below. : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I don’t think burlap is the right direction for a ballroom wedding. Brown, though, is a good place to start in order to incorporate the rustic tones. How about brown velvet or raw silk? How about rustic details that include lace? How about wildflowers? How about using a parachute filled with string lights to cover the ceiling (I’ve seen amazing photos of this done before!!)?

    Post # 4
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    1664 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I’d say no, but I have a hard time visualizing sometimes.  If you are set on it and think you can pull it off, go for it.

    Post # 5
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    526 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    This is the parachute idea…

    Post # 9
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    526 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Also… nice to “meet” another Massachuetts bride!!

    Post # 10
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    391 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Definitely no.

    Post # 12
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    1101 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

     

    I think this looks very formal and pretty

    Post # 13
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    this can be gussied up with pretty lit candles…

    Post # 14
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Post # 15
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I think you’d be better off incorporating burlap and rustic tones instead of actually using the burlap.  I’m going for the same type of color palate but also in a grand ballroom so I am in the same boat as you! I’m going with beige linens with blush pink and gold accents.

    Post # 16
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    My first reaction was ‘no.’ But the picture you provided doesn’t really look like a traditional ballroom. Especially the yellow walls, it looks more casual. I think you could do some burlap touches in a room like that.

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