• Elaine Collins

Super Chic Sustainable Idea to uplift your decor on a budget!

Updated: Nov 28, 2019

Fed up with the same artwork on your wall or shelves? Who said you have to keep the same pictures as the Season's change? Or do you fancy a new angle on displaying your favourite designs and patterns. As a qualified Interior Designer too; I know the importance of your home interiors and it's effect on your well being.


Well, I am here with the most simple, eco and cost effective way to update your decor, or do you love a seasonal feel to you home or simply displaying your favourite and treasures pieces?


Here are some ideas to get that feeling you want to for your home and brighten up your interiors with these easy steps! buying expensive artwork to cheap 'off the shelf' alternatives can look great but do they truly express you as a person or your home? Many of us, seek big branded mass made items because they are cheap, but what if I show you how to be different and to show your personality?


Let's get started and creative!


Displaying your favourite fabric


One of the most cost effective and chic-est (if that is a word) ways is to find a fabric that means something to you or 'speaks' to you enough for you see it's potential as Artwork in your home. Selecting a part of the design to display of an intricate embroidered fabric can show a piece of fabric in its true light. Many fabrics have artwork in their patterns and hand illustrated (such as mine) where each part of it drawn individually to then create a full pattern, geometry or a scene. Drawing (excuse the slight pun) attention to it that usually would not be noticed or took interested as a length of material; but selecting the size and element can completely change how it looks and is portrayed.


How to get creative


Select your Photo frame or Canvas board and the size you wish to display. Then select your favourite fabric and chose what element in motif, pattern, feature of scene you wish and cut it to size (with a border) so that you can either tape it or fabric glue it into position in a backboard to support your fabric. Making sure all or fraying edges are cut with Pinking Shears or taped securely.





Once you are happy with you own bespoke artwork place it into a frame or decorative bind off the edges of a canvas board with your own choice of edging to compliment your piece; and voila! You have a perfect and ultimately unique piece of artwork which you can love; whether that is a reminiscent piece of material from your childhood such as a piece of clothing, old kitchen fabrics, fabric heirlooms or quilting to retro vibe fabric or modern printed new buys you just love! Why not build a collection, so that you have a matching but slightly different set to hang on your wall or in a collection or theme of different sized photoframes ? The possibilities are endless!


Choosing artwork of different fabrics for different vibes in your room; one of the easiest decor buys is to buy a yard or metre of large scale patterns and display individually as a cheap budget option or buy designer fat quarters (usually 50x50 cm) of fabric or a designer collection range, I would be happy to do this for you, just ask! And you too could have as shown, my 'Meadow Muse' collection fabric a Designer piece!


I would love to see your versions of this post or tell me, what would you display? Do you have a nostalgic piece you could turn into art? I would love to find out, so please leave your creative comments :) happy Interior Designing!I


Elaine



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