No matter if you are a total Bohemian at heart or live the glamorous life of “The Bold & The Beautiful”, you can stretch your boundaries with burlap! Originally known for its utilitarian purpose, Burlap has evolved into a versatile textile for home décor. It looks amazing in an eclectic environment and adds a touch of soft reality to space that otherwise maybe too bewitching. The fabric now comes in a large variety of weaves and blends, textures, colors and even prints!
Here are a few tips on how you may want to incorporate basic Burlap fabrics into your space:
Window Treatments: A loose weave of burlap will work best as it will let light filter into your space, yet you will still have the necessary privacy you need.
Upholstering Furniture: When upholstering your furniture with burlap look for a blended yet tight weave. This will give you a sturdy fabric that will be long lasting and most importantly comfortable to the touch. Look for linen-like burlap that will provide comfort, yet will give your room a more polished look.
Wall Covering: Just like wallpaper, burlap can be used on your walls to create a cozy and warm environment. The fabric is laminated to paper before being applied to the wall.
Accents: From ottomans, pillows, place mats, to lamp shades, cork boards and bed skirts … the sky is the limit when it comes to how you can use burlap. If you just want to incorporate a hint of burlap in to your space, small accents are the way-to-go!
I would love to hear how you use burlap in your space! Post a comment below or send me a photo!
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