Creative ways to decorate with fabric

With the change of seasons upon us and perhaps a need (or rather want!) to update your space with a new look, why not try some of the following ideas using fabric that a) wont break the bank and b) give some satisfying DIY results.

Wall Art

If you have seen some terrific fabric and are not sure where it might fit into your home, why not have it professionally framed as an art piece or stretch it yourself over a canvas? Florence Broadhurst, Marimekko and Missoni are examples of timeless designer fabrics that could act as a stand out feature piece that will certainly add that wow factor to your bare walls. (Image 1 – Meghan’s own photo)

Table Wear

A DIY table cloth or table runner is a great way to liven up your mealtime table with fabric you know you love. Buy enough of your favourite print or colour fabric in a cotton or hefty acrylic blend the length of your table to create your own runner or table cloth, for any season. Left over fabric can used to create matching napkins, napkin rings or even placemats. (Image 2 – Meghan’s own photo)

Décor for the Kids

A fun way to incorporate fabric into a child’s domain is a sail or indoor tent in a corner of the room. Use different cuts of fabric such as checks, plain and floral fabric stitched together for a playful look and tie it to anything that will make a cosy cubby. It can be used for quiet time, reading and general times of play, adventure and imagination!

(Image 3) courtesy of Articles Base is a cute way to decorate a baby or toddlers room. Sew triangles of any sort of printed and colourful fabric, connect with string, wire or ribbon and hang on a door or wall. Image (4) from


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