Today I’m thinking about ugly walls. Everyone has them. Your venue is probably no exception. I ran into the same situation with my wedding. Although the walls in our reception venue weren’t necessarily ugly, they were completely bare and VERY WHITE.
Directly behind the planned area for our head table, was an unused fireplace with a large mantle. During our planning stages, I learned that previous brides had adorned the mantle with candles and family pictures. Since that wasn’t quite my style, I researched other options. None of the commercial wall solutions really fit into my big-picture-budget, so I opted for something a little more creative….
Martha Stewart Weddings is an amazing wedding resource! It was here where I found the idea that would transform my ugly walls. Tissue paper garland! Of course! Why didn’t I think of that!?! Thank you Martha!
What I love about this idea is that it transforms a space without a substantial investment. Paper garland can be found at most party supply stores. I purchased mine at www.bulkpartysupplies.com. They have an extensive collection in assorted colors. It’s hard to go wrong with these festive little guys. They’re lightweight, easy to transport, easy to hang, and easy to dispose of!
As you can see from our AFTER pictures below, they add color, dimension, depth and texture. They’re easy to arrange, easy to overlap and easy to love!
Thanks to this fun idea, our walls were transformed from ugly and blah to vibrant and whimsical.
Hooray for tissue paper garland!