4 Ways to Proudly Display one of a kind textiles

4 Ways to Proudly Display One-of-a-Kind Textiles in Your Home

Textiles are all around us. And we’ve become so accustomed to their common everyday use, their beauty is often taken for granted. Instead, the next time you come across gorgeous hand painted batik fabrics or Moroccan textile prints, give it some justice. Take the one-of-a-kind piece and incorporate it into your home. Stumped with ideas how to do so? Here are six ways you can proudly display your textiles.


#1 Frame Fabric Like Artwork

Let’s say you own a piece of fabric that’s truly special. Perhaps it’s a handed down heirloom handkerchief. Maybe it’s a piece found during your travels. What better way than transform it a  DIY fabric artwork. After, find the perfect place for it on a gallery wall or lean it on a floating shelf.

Framing Tip: To preserve vibrant, colorful threads from fading, choose a frame with ultraviolet protection and museum-quality glass. You can even replace the glass inside store-bought frames.


#2 Interchangeable Textile Headboard

Switch out your bedroom decor quickly by hanging a tapestry in place of a headboard. This works exceptionally well if the bedroom is a tight space. You can accomplish this easily by mounting a dowel rod, curtain rod, or even a sturdy stick of bamboo or a found branch collected from right outside your own home.

 Alternatively, you can take a headboard you already have in place and switch out fabrics throughout different seasons. Come spring, replace thick tapestries with wispy light textiles.

 Same as the headboard, you can drape a tapestry over the footboard as well. Don’t have a footboard? Spread the textiles across the foot of the bed to add some color and softness.


#3 Draped Across a Chaise Sectional Sofa

A sectional sofa can take up a lot of visual space in a room. And the extended chaise can make a lounge area appear boxed in. Instead, drape a textile across the end of the longer chaise to adds interest and beckon you to curl up and relax.  

#4 To Soften a Bench

Benches offer very versatile sitting. From a home’s entryway to seating at a dining table. Sometimes, they are made of hardwood materials and very stiff. If this bench style sounds like yours, cloak it with a textile. Not only will it soften the bench, but it will dress up the foyer or dining area.

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