Textiles as Wall Art: Adding Patterns to Your Space

Textile Wall Art & Framed Fabrics

If you’ve been following this blog for a bit now, you’ve noticed that incorporating patterns into a room is a design essential that I love, and love finding creative ways to achieve. It’s that secret edge that makes a room feel pulled together — and for me, there is nothing more inviting & appealing than a print that provides a focal interest point for a room.

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Framing textiles from exotic vacations (think saris and brightly colored tablecloths), scrap remnants (reusing old curtains or salvaging a beautiful cut from a sweater with bleach stains) or flea market finds (silk scarves, lace doilies and upholstery scraps) are excellent ways to incorporate prints into your space.

A simple wood or metal frame elevates the item — molding is another great way to border a print (see below). Applying a hem to unfinished fabric and hanging from a curtain rod behind a bed or sofa is another tried-and-true method of showing off finds that otherwise might be gathering dust at the bottom of a linen closet.

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Images above: Framed ikat from The Style Files, pink vintage fabric on Country Living, a bold tribal print found at Sara Says Awesome, framed scarves with wall photos from Apartment Therapy, fabric art from Apartment Therapy, and finally a print from House to Home featured at Apartment Therapy.

Follow the jump for a quick How-To on canvasing fabric and for more great ways to frame your prints (quilting circles, anyone?).

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Le Poppy Designs: Party in a Pack!

Le Poppy Designs: Party in a Pack!

I just found such a great Etsy site: Le Poppy Designs. If you love the wonderful {real parties} thrown by super-creative moms but just don’t have the time… maybe a Party in a Pack is just what you need! I think this is so genius — everything you need to have a stylish, fun event for your little one.

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Had to share once I found it, it was too good to be true! The above cupcake toppers? $6. Outsourcing all of the little details means throwing a terrific party and saving a bit of sanity! And if you love making paper creations yourself, head on over to the Etsy site for great inspiration.

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Before & After: Day Bed Makeover

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Here’s a neat little Before & After project that I love. Design*Sponge reader, Kate Pollmann, salvaged a vintage 50s day bed {a gift from her Grandmother} by giving it a beautiful face lift. She repainted the frame white, reupholstered the cushions and added fabric inserts to the lattice back and sides. It’s beautiful!

Before & After: Colorful Day Bed

Love the colors? Me too! Here are a few more throw pillow finds that fit right in line with this makeover:

Day Bed Bright and Colorful Striped Throw Pillows

Clockwise from top: Pink, sage, brown striped throw pillow from Wrapables; Lambert Burnt Orange pillow from Crate & Barrel; Terracotta, blue, yellow striped from Pillow Decor; Thomas Paul Chrysanthemums Cotton Twill Pillow from DecorPad.

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