While your wedding reception venue might be the perfect place to celebrate the culmination of your big day, the decrepit walls of the place might dampen your spirits. But have no fear! These dilapidated walls can be given a new life and look to match your idea of a perfect reception setting. The easiest way to hide the unappealing walls of the hall is to decorate them of course. Here are a few instructions and ideas that will show you how to disguise walls at your wedding reception so you can be completely satisfied with your choice of venue.
Tips To Disguise Walls At Your Wedding Reception
Disguise The Walls Using Fabric
If you are having a very formal sort of wedding or a fairytale kind of wedding, adding a touch of fabric to your walls can enhance the decorative appeal of your reception hall and also match with your theme perfectly. You can use fabric hangings, tapestries or just plain bits of material to cover the unattractive walls of your wedding reception venue.
Gauzy material and netting, silks and satins will all work well for a formal or fantasy themed wedding reception. Drape the fabric of your choice artistically over each wall, pinning the pieces in sections so that they dip naturally and curve upward. You can highlight the pinned areas using bouquets or wreaths of flowers to make your walls stand out. Alternatively, you can add another thin layer of fabric (preferably netting) on top to form a sort of short frill.
Disguise The Walls Using Wallpaper
If you want something a little simpler that doesn’t draw too much attention away from the other decorations but sort of blends in with the rest of the hall, wallpaper would be the ideal choice for you. Of course, you can paper the walls of the hall with fancy wallpaper but it is still a lot more subtle than using fabric.
Wallpaper is also good choice if you plan on using a lot of wreaths and other wall décor. You can also use themed wallpaper to disguise walls at your wedding reception. Putting up wallpaper is simple enough, all you need is the paste, wallpaper sizing and of course, the wallpaper of your choice. Make sure you smooth out the wallpaper so that there are no visible bumps or sagging.
The Final Touches
Whether you use fabric or wallpaper to disguise walls at your wedding reception, you can add a few extra decorative touches to make your walls pop. Make note if the walls are only slightly damaged or dilapidated in certain areas, you can use these small decorative touches to cover those areas without using fabric or wallpaper.
You can use small fake or real flowers like rose buds to add a touch of romantic appeal to your walls. Decorative hearts, themed cut-outs and confetti can also be used to increase the attractiveness of your walls while hiding blemishes. Just make sure whatever decorations you use complement or match the theme or color scheme that you have chosen.