(Closed) Oh Ugly Walls How I Hate Thee

posted 7 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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1002 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I have ugly walls too. I am getting married in an old lodge, and the reception/dance is in a different room than the dinner. The dinner area is good, but the reception hall is plastered with hideous wallpapper. I’m curious to see what other people have done. I have thought about draping tulle, and using uplighting, but that can get expensive.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

We had ugly walls, but I honestly just left them. I didn’t think it was worth the time or effort. Sorry, I don’t have all my pictures back yet, but I can tell you for sure that I wasn’t looking at the walls the day of. I think most of the attention was drawn to the centerpieces and tables. 

Post # 7
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4582 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Our function space has a spring floral wallpaper – NOT going to look nice with all my fall decor. But the lighting should be fairly low and I’m really hoping people just don’t notice the wallpaper that much. It’s a really old building and we’re not allowed to hang anything on the walls, even if we could afford it. I love everything else about the space so I’m just going to deal!

Picture this with pumpkins and leaves everywhere!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I was wondering about uplighting myself. I can’t turn down the rest of the lights, except for a few (think school cafeteria lights), but nothing else. 

We have cream walls with paneling on the bottom and (oh yea) a giant elk head! And a bingo wall (still wondering if I should bring this into the wedding or cover it up). 

 

So, same type of boat- not sure how to decorate and NOT paying for draping. 

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We had one wall with super duper ugly pictures on it. Pipe and drape was way too expensive but I came up with a simpler DIY option with command hooks and chiffon:

Draping

 

It will take a few hours to set up. probably not practical to do it all over a huge ballroom. but great if you want to cover one really ugly area, or one area that will be especially noticeable in photos. 

(also, since chiffon is a little see-through, I taped brown masking paper over the ugly pictures to make sure they wouldn’t show through the chiffon. the wall was light wood so the brown paper was close enough in color to not show. white paper would work for lighter walls.)

 

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