Post # 1
So my venue has a serious case of the ugly walls. The main ballroom with the pretty walls and architectural features is taken the day of our wedding so we are stuck with ugly wall room. The rest of it is great and perfect but the walls seriously bother me.
I wanted to drape until I saw the cost. Um, yeah, not spending more on the drapes than my dress. Not happenin’. So I’ve decided to throw as many uplights at it as possible and turn the main lights down low (like dark side of the moon low!).
Anyway, any one have ugliwallititis (my new name for said syndrome)? How did you deal with it? I need advice and pics if possible.
Thanks in advance!
Post # 3
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 # 4
I am googling ugly walls at wedding lol. The draping for our room was priced at $2700. I am already getting uplighting from our dj but I am add more. I seriously hate those walls.
Post # 5
I think these walls were pretty plain before the uplighting. This could work.
Post # 6
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
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 # 8
I will never understand why spaces commit to such a specific design scheme whether it is wallpaper or carpet with elaborate and colorful patterns.
I think you can make it work with low lighting and putting votives on the tables. It will diffuse some of the colors on the wall.
Post # 9
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
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:
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.)