There is something about fabrics - they have the ability to transform a space and make a large reception hall feel warmer and cozier. When in perfect sync with your furniture, drapes add beauty and style to the area. You can tent the entire space and separate your cocktail room from the reception by using a large drapes. This makes for an excellent entrance and can divide the two spaces both softly and beautifully. Also think about using soft textures for all your fabric options, including in the lounge furniture, the pillows as well as your table linens.