Elevate Your Yorkshire Home Decor with These DIY Curtain & Pillow Revamps

You don’t have to spend a fortune on total house remodelling to give your home a modern design. Upgrade your house design with a few tweaks and additions, and you’re good to go.

Where do you start? You may be wondering; you can begin by revamping old curtains and pillows to create a beautiful and outstanding living space. 

Revamping Your Curtains 

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Revamping your curtains is one of the easiest and fastest ways to elevate your home interior decoration. Experience a fresh breath of new life into your room and a touch of ambience and style. Here are some creative ways to update your curtains and give them a fresh look.

Enhance the edges of your curtains with decorative trim or fringe; thesprucecrafts.com provides different embellishments to design your curtain with. Consider pom-pom trim, tassels, or sequin embellishments to give your curtains a charming and sophisticated touch. 

Simply sew or glue the trim along the edges of the curtains with fabric glue to complete the transformation and give it a smart look. Fabric glue is a liquid adhesive used for fixing clothes, other fabrics, toys, wood, leather, curtains, pillows, umbrellas, and plastic, to provide a long-lasting and solid seal

Fabric dyeing is a great idea whenever you’re considering changing the colours of your curtain. Choose a dye colour that complements your existing decor, or use bold contrast. Before dyeing, ensure your curtains are made of natural fibres like cotton or linen for the best results. Follow the dye manufacturer’s instructions carefully to achieve the desired colour.

Stencilling means using a cut-out design, a stencil, to create a print or impression. Ink, acrylic paint, or fabric paint is applied to the surface through the holes or openings in the stencil using a brush or sponge. Then gently add the paint to avoid bleeding outside the stencil design. Block printing is a similar technique to stencilling, but it uses a solid block or plate with a raised design. 

Add ink or paint to the block print design like the stencil and press onto the surface to create a print. Wood, linoleum, or rubber are some materials you can use to achieve the block print design. However, both block printing and stencilling techniques will enhance your curtain with sophisticated motifs and patterns. Try out different colours as well to create unique and attractive looks.

Revamping Pillows Through Simple DIY Techniques 

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Another interesting technique to freshen your home and instantly give a pleasant air is to rework your old cushions or pillows, and you can achieve that by trying out these methods: 

The easiest way to give your pillows a makeover is by making new pillow covers. Choose fabrics that are in tune with the colour scheme. Boldly patterned fabrics give your home an enchanting and alluring look. Consider some textured fabrics like velvet or faux fur for a luxurious feel.

Apply appliqué or embroidery to give your home a customised look. You can imprint your initials, favourite quotes, or charming motifs. I bet you these embellishments will turn plain pillows into statement pieces. Choose colours that complement the pillow fabric for a lovely and bright look.

If you have old fabric scraps or worn-out clothes with sentimental value, repurpose them into a patchwork pillow. Cut the fabric into various shapes and create a beautiful arrangement before sewing them together. Then attach them to your pillow by sewing or glueing them in a straight, round, or zig-zag pattern. 

Get your hands dirty by becoming artistic and paint your pillow covers with fabric paint or acrylics. For a modern touch, you can create abstract designs, floral patterns, or even simple brush strokes. 

Remember to consider your room’s style and colour scheme when revamping curtains and pillows to give it a unique and magical look. 

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