Dress Things up with Textiles
If you're trying to make a large space look more upscale and welcoming, nothing dresses up a room like fabric. Fabric has a depth of color that paper just can't match. You may not have the budget for cloth tablecloths in all your seating areas, but consider including them at the buffet and serving stations. Drape fabric along banisters and tie it in place with ribbon. Choose carpeted venues that have drapes on the windows, too. Fabric will help absorb noise and make a room look and feel cozier. You'll notice the difference, and so will your guests.