We are all familiar with that all-beige room that was meant to be a neutral canvas for our decorating dreams. Far too often, that room has stayed too beige, too long. With some colorful fabric and a basic sewing machine, you can banish that beige to the background where it belongs, and make your interior space sing with color!
If you’re feeling a bit nervous about making that color commitment, you simply have to keep in mind that if you use fabric to introduce a color mix in a room, all you need to do is change the fabric — if and when you decide you want to try a different shade.
Think pillow covers in bright fuschia and hot orange, table covers in chocolate brown and turquoise, fabric wall art in black and white. With a few bright sewing ideas and a bit of elbow grease, and there’s no stopping your love affair with color. Be bold! Be fickle! Use color — and lots of it!
Unless you are a sewing pro, you will want to keep your sewing projects simple, not complex, otherwise you may get discouraged by the twists and turns that the task may take, and may be tempted to give up before you finish the pieces. Get your project completed as quickly as possible so you can see the finished product and feel the motivation that a successful home decorating project brings.
Here’s a short list of some simple sewing projects you may want to try your hand at:
- round bolster pillows
- swags, drapes
- fleece throws
- fabric wall mosaics
- bed skirts
- color-coordinated throw pillows
- embroidered table runners
- hanging laundry bags
- shower curtains…
…and many more. You can add your personal touch to your finished pieces to make them look unlike any that you may find in the stores.
There are hundreds of easy sewing projects that you can complete over a weekend, or even overnight, in some cases, that can completely transform your living space to a place you will enjoy coming home to, again and again.