(Closed) Help with Ugly Ceiling Ideas!

posted 10 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
5993 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

ummm, i actually like the chandeliers…  but really, how long are people going to be looking at the ceiling for?  what are you doing to your tables? people will focus more on that than the ceiling i would say


Post # 5
40 posts
  • Wedding: May 2013

I like the chandeliers as well. What if you took butcher paper and wrote things like love trigger words or poetry/quotes so if you do have an occassional looker they won’t be bored. Butcher paper can be bought in white and isn’t terribly expensive. Its just a pain to put up. You could also make a faux parasol without the stick and attach it to the bottom of the chandeliers. If you made them with a thin fabric or paper you could still manage to have a lot of the light come through. I don’t know maybe my ideas are crazy or uglier than the option you have going on. But that just what I thought of while looking at the picture.

Post # 7
1573 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I don’t think it looks that bad. You might want to ask the person who is doing the draping and lighting for advice, since she might know what looks best with the draping. 

Post # 8
2889 posts
Sugar bee

I too like the chandeliers but since you don’t maybe you could get some mini-lamp shades for them. I think it would be a bit much to do all the bulbs but maybe 6 or so per light fixture to change up the look. You could get white or pink or red (or whatever your colors are those are just what I think of with cherry blossoms). I know Ikea used to sell these and they really changed the look of the lighting. Alternatively, maybe you could drape the brass part with tulle or floral vines or something to soften the look. Maybe you should also rething draping the walls if you feel this is goinf to create a stark contrast to the celing and chairs. I can’T really see walls in the photo, just a wall of windows which seems like it would let in some nice natural light if left un draped.

Post # 9
92 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I have the exact same problem — I’ve go no solution but I’m curious to hear what people say. Do you have any pictures for inspiration of drapery/ilghting on the ceiling?

Post # 10
948 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2019 - Coyaba Resort, Montego Bay

I think by keeping things fun & interesting on the table and walls will help deter the eye from looking upwards Smile

Post # 11
276 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I don’t think the chandeliers are bad at all!  Maybe hang some baby pomanders from the “arms”?  I also agree with an earlier post — people won’t really be looking at the ceiling, they’ll be looking at you!

Post # 14
1755 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Something you might be able to do with the chandeliers to tie them into your theme a bit, but I think you ought to talk to your venue first, would be to get clip on lamp shades to slide on the bulbs.  You could look for plain white ones and perhaps do a bit of DIY to make them fit your theme.  I’ve seen plain white shades that clip onto bulbs like that for under $1 on sale.

Post # 15
500 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I would say that if you don’t like the ceiling then don’t try to cover it up, but try to make the table decor fun enough that no one really looks up.

Post # 16
570 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@angeldoc: How about adding some ivy or silk flowers that match your decor it would be beautiful

However I believe the chandliers are gorgeous it provides the space with elegant ambiance

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