(Closed) Help! How to hide dark empty corners in my reception hall

posted 6 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
109 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

You could maybe find some big wooden shutters (from closet doors) and fold them accordian style to hide unwanted corners!

Post # 6
24 posts
  • Wedding: September 2012

We had dark corners for our room too – so I bought white gauzy material (about 3 rolls, roughly $35) and with help from the venue (they let us come in last week to test out our room layout), hung it from the ceiling along the outside of the room, in each of the dark corners (we had 3 corners unused). I draped it, and bunched it along the floor, and it turned out nice. I then wove white garden lights through the bottom, along the bunching and ta-da. Corners gone, room prettier, and I didn’t have to spend much at all!

Post # 7
46371 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You could pot up large branches to look like trees . Use plaster of paris in pots to secure and weight them down.

Spray paint them white, then overspray them with glow in the dark paint. You wiil have a magical forest.

Or just attach cordless mini lights.

You could also use bunches of balloons. Place a ballominator light inside each balloon. They can be twisted to shine continuously or flash on and off. I have used them at a winter wonderland themed party and they were beautiful.

Post # 8
54 posts
Worker bee

For outdoorsy I would use simple, staggered length paper lanterns in groups of three or more. Hanging them at staggered lengths meaning one hung about chest height and go up from there. 

They’re inexpensive and understated but pretty, and you can get them in all sorts of shapes, sizes and colors. 

Post # 9
11272 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

what about trees in pots?  fake or real.  or does the venue have lounge furniture that you can put in the corner to fill it up?

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

Those room divider/screen things might work, I have seen them at Ikea and various other places but I don’t know how inexpensive they are… and they are usually only about head hight – 6′ tall. I second what other people have said about the potted trees. Or draping fabric. 

Head over to the local thrift store/go garage sale-ing one saturday and see if anything catches your fancy?

Post # 12
120 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@SBCWedding:  Gifts intl has the best price on organza or tulle.

Post # 13
211 posts
Helper bee

Yes. As pp said, try gifts intl.  I bought satin from that site to make table runners.  It was like 20 cents a yard and I am happy with the quality of the fabric.

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