Use Furniture Slipcovers to Refresh Your Home

Use Furniture Slipcovers to Refresh Your Home Fort Worth Tx

There is absolutely no need to buy new furniture when you paint or remodel your home. Instead, incorporate slipcovers! Over the years the use of slipcovers has evolved. Once used to solely protect the upholstery fabric of precious furniture, slipcovers are now used to change up a room and make a new statement. Today a wide variety of slipcovers are readily available for purchase, but they can also easily be custom made, either by you or a professional. Keep reading for more information about slipcovers and how you can use them in your home décor.

Types of Slipcovers

The practicality of slipcovers is a personal decision, and before you can decide if a slipcover is right for your furniture, you must know more about them. There are two types of slipcovers: ready made and custom fit. Let’s take a closer look at each.

Ready made slipcovers pretty much have a ‘one size fits all’ design, which really has no defined shape. These types of slipcovers essentially cover the entire piece of furniture, leaving excess fabric that needs to be adjusted (i.e. tucked in) to fit your specific piece. Corkscrew pins are also available to help make the slipcover fit better.

Custom fit slipcovers are exactly that—custom made to fit your piece of furniture. Rather than having excess from one large fabric cover, each part of the piece will have it’s own removable cover. Because they are custom made specifically for your furniture, it will cost more than ready made ones. However, you will be able to have exactly what you want because you get to personally pick the fabrics, colors and patterns.

What to Slipcover

With the exception of furniture such as recliners, which contain too many moveable parts, anything can benefit from a slipcover. Don’t be afraid to branch out from the traditional sofa slipcover by tackling projects such as loveseats, chairs, ottomans, footstools, headboards, and lampshades. The list doesn’t stop there. If there is something that needs an update, throw a slipcover on it.

Best Fabrics to Use

Picking the fabric for a slipcover is essentially the same process you would use if you were buying a new piece of furniture entirely. Things to consider would be:

  • Location of the furniture
  • Use of the furniture
  • Ease to clean
  • Purpose of slipcover (protection, design or both?)

Cotton, polyester or blends are always wise choices since they are durable and easy to clean. Other suggestions would be twill, denim, or even faux silks. If the piece you are covering will be in high traffic areas, take color and pattern into consideration as well.

Once you have your project planned out, come into Cutting Corners in Fort Worth to see all of the great discount designer fabrics available. Don’t miss all of our New Year Clearance, Closeouts, and Sales we have going making that project on your to-do list even more affordable! Need some drapery hardware or curtain rods for some other projects? We have those too and will be happy to help you with your selection!

Decorating With Linen

Decorating With Linen North Houston Tx

Linen, a textile made from the fibers of the flax plant, is one of the oldest textile fibers known to man. Created as early as the 4th millennium BC, linen was a fiber prized by its Egyptian makers. Over the years, linen has continued to be a fashion favorite for many, due to its beauty and longevity, as well as the coolness it provides in warm temperatures. With features like that, it’s no wonder that linen is now quite popular in the home decorating industry as well. Linen has a way of bringing a relaxed elegance to a space, which is why more and more people are putting it to use. Here are some great ways to decorate with linen in your home:

Deck your windows. An easy way to decorate with linen is by adding it to the windows throughout your home. Whether you choose long, flowing drapes or shorter, breezy curtains, your living space will benefit from it. With that said, the absorbent quality of linen may cause it to stretch. Should you pick drapery over curtains, make sure the drapes casual puddle on the floor, so any elongation will be forgiven. Linen is also an amazing fabric for Roman shades, so don’t forget to give them consideration.

Revamp your bedding. You can use linen all-year round, but giving your bedding a change during the summer months can definitely provide you a soothing place to lay your head. Linen is known for collecting creases and wrinkles, as well as its ability to hold those creases and wrinkles. This makes linen an excellent choice for shabby chic design or even a room that needs an elegant, lived-in feel. Furthermore, since linen provides both a cooling and a calming effect, what better place to use it than in the bedroom? If you’re feeling extra creative, take a paintbrush, some tinted glaze in a color of your choice, and create the look of raw linen on a wooden headboard. For instructions, visit: Martha Stewart.

Enhance your table. If you would prefer to use linen on a smaller scale, a great place is on your dining room table. From table clothes to napkins, linen is a perfect way to add charm to your eating area.

Give life to an old piece of furniture. Linen can be used to cover certain styles of sofas, but a simpler way to incorporate linen is by recovering the seat cushion of a chair or chaise lounge. Using linen fabric in this manner can give a piece of furniture a beautiful, vintage look. Have old linen tea towels or an old linen tablecloth that needs replaced? Salvage the good fabric before tossing it and use it to update your throw pillows.

Freshen up the bathroom. You don’t see many linen shower curtains available for purchase, so why not have one custom made? A common misconception is that linen has to be white or cream colored. This is not the case. In fact, linen can be dyed to suit any design style you choose.

Other Ways To Use Linen

Here are some other fun, creative, and unique ways to use this lovely fabric:

  • Decorative linen pouches to hold bath salts
  • Add punch of color or trim to photo frames
  • Recover a lamp or chandelier shade
  • Make your own dishtowels
  • Linen dust shields for bookcase shelves
  • Create cocktail napkins
  • Make linen-lined baskets
  • Folding screen

Since linen is a fabric that is relatively inexpensive, you can either buy or make all sorts of great items for you home. To get started on selecting your linen come visit us and we’ll help get you on your way.

Visit us at Interior Fabrics on FM 1960 RD W in North Houston, Tx. You’ll find tons of great deals, along with a huge selecetion of discount designer fabrics that include linen and all of your other favorites!

Tips for Pet-Friendly Home Design

Tips for Pet-Friendly Home Design Austin Texas

Pet-friendly design seems to be a trend that isn’t going anywhere. Since furry and feathered friends are often considered part of the family, why should it? There’s no need to banish all the pets outdoors or sacrifice nice things. With these pet-friendly tips, you can enjoy your home just as much as they can.

Tip #1: Keep your pet clean.

A good way to keep your home clean longer is keep your four-legged friends bathed and groomed regularly. A good grooming minimizes loose hairs, which can end up on furniture, pillows and curtains. A nail trim will help keep things from getting scratched up. Starting with something as simple as this is an easy way to maintain a cleaner home.

Tip #2: Use stain-resistant and washable fabrics.

Luxurious fabrics like silk and velvet are lovely, but they can easily attract animal hair. Save those fabrics for more formal rooms and stick with fabrics like cotton, cotton blends, leather or microfiber fabrics. These are durable and easy to clean. Your local fabric supplier will be able to help you choose just what you need to keep up with your furry friends.

When it comes to your bed, cover your mattress with a protector pad, use cotton sheets, and consider getting a duvet cover, if your pet sleeps with you. Having the ability to wash all of your bedding quickly at home will be a lifesaver.

Tip #3: Avoid carpet if possible.

If you already have carpet, you’re probably already used to cleaning it frequently. Carpet is like a sponge—soaking up stains, absorbing odors and trapping pet hair, so if you don’t have it, lean toward wood floors, painted concrete, terrazzo, brick or tile. If you still prefer carpet, a low pile version will be easier to keep clean.

Tip #4: Let your pet inspire your color scheme.

Matching colors around the house to your pet’s fur can be very practical. For example, you wouldn’t want to put really light flooring down if you own a black lab. Instead, you’d want to go for a darker shade of brown or gray, which would help camouflage some of the fur. If you have a golden-colored pet, a microfiber in the shade of honey, would make sense. You don’t have to do this, but it will help.

Tip #5: Keep your pet’s lifestyle in mind.

If your pet goes outside frequently, consider having an area near the door designated for them. Have shelving or a cabinet for their leash, food, and towels to wipe them down before they enter the house. If you crate your animal during the day, consider camouflaging a crate within a side table or chest at the end of your bed. Click here to check out some of pet-projects that are easy and creative.

Come in to see us at Interior Fabrics Austin to see the latest pet-friendly fabrics. We are located at 7719 Burnet Road Ste A. Austin, TX 78757 at the Southeast intersection of Burnet Rd. & Anderson Lane, next to Bassett Furniture Store.

Making Your Home Design Family-Friendly

Making Your Home Design Family-Friendly Scottsdale AZ

If you have an active family, then it’s important that your home caters to that. You want your living space to embrace that lifestyle, rather than hinder it. This doesn’t mean that you can’t, and shouldn’t, have nice things—quite the opposite, actually. There is a middle ground that can offer sophistication tough enough to handle children. Here are some tips on making your home design family-friendly.

Take into consideration how you live.

Think about the people you live with and then examine the things that go on in your home.  Are there food fights? Does your family participate in lots of indoor activities? Is there an existence of pets? What about little babies? These are all people and things to take into consideration while planning your design. Accommodating them, as well as the activities, might require darker furniture, area rugs, etc.

Don’t hesitate to decorate.

So what if the kids are little? That shouldn’t keep you from having a home that you love. Believe it or not, children of all ages can learn to appreciate and respect beautiful things. You can even get them involved when it comes time to look at paint or fabric swatches. Furthermore, there are a variety of items available that are not only beautiful, but also durable enough to stand up to those little hands and feet.

Get creative with color, pattern, and texture.

Look past light-colored couches and chairs and go with something new. Whether it’s a bold color, a fun or elegant pattern, or a touchable texture, don’t be afraid to branch out. Not only will these things help hide dirt and stains, they will give your home a comfortable, rather than sterile feel.

Stick with low-maintenance.

Low-maintenance doesn’t have to mean bland. It just means casual and comfortable, without a lot of fuss. Think clean lines, exposed legs, and vintage, weathered looks in favor of tasseled window treatments, skirted sofas or chairs, and cloth-covered end tables. It will save you a lot of time fussing and cleaning.

Go with durable and easy to clean products.

Here are some tough materials suited for the job of handing a busy family:

  • Windows: Long drapes are lovely, but they aren’t always children-friendly. Instead, try roman shades or wood blinds that can be easily cleaned.
  • Walls: You can’t go wrong with washable paint. Scuffs and even crayon drawings are bound to appear on your wall, so painting with something that can be wiped off with a sponge and water is ideal. Another tip: Skip the flat paint and go for semi-gloss.
  • Floors: As a general rule, floors that are easy to clean, such as tile, laminate, linoleum or wood, are the way to go. However, if you are going with wall-to-wall carpet, lean toward nylon or wool-nylon blends, which resist stains and wear well. Area rugs can also be a lifesaver whether you have wood floors or carpet.
  • Fabrics: The most durable and low-maintenance fabrics you can choose for your home include vinyl, ultra-suede, denim, velvet, felt, wool, twill, “pleather” and leather. Speak with your fabric dealer about stain-resistant finishes, Scotchgarding, and fabric lamination. Another tip: purchase washable slipcovers or cushion covers. Speaking with your local fabric supplier can help you narrow down what’s best suited for your family’s needs.
  • Furniture: Save up for quality pieces, instead of purchasing the cheap stuff. If you have a high-traffic area, the furniture in it will get a lot of abuse. Good quality furniture can stand up to the abuse and be reupholstered years down the road. Cheap pieces will most likely end up broken and sent out to the trash.

Focus on the kids.

You want the kids to feel as though they are part of the family, so it’s important to carve out places that feel like their own, within the house as a whole. Sure, they probably have space in their bedroom, and that’s great, but they should feel as though they aren’t meant to live in just that area. Some ideas to make this happen would be to incorporate kid-sized or even beanbag chairs into the family room, create a chalkboard wall in the family room or hallway, or even adding a large coffee table perfect for game-playing to the space. If they participate in a sport or hobby, see that you take that into consideration and carve out space for that as well (i.e. a cushy chair for reading, an easel for your little artist).

Storage, storage, storage!

A family tends to acquire a lot of items over the years, so you want to make sure there’s room for it. Think wicker baskets on shelves, a window bench with a lift-up lid, or decorative boxes in corners. These are all great ways to store those extra things used regularly.

Come visit us at our new location at 2728 N 68th St. Scottsdale, AZ 85257 within the SWITCH Consignment & Fabric Showroom! We still have all of your favorite designer fabrics at a discount, plus there is plenty of friendly staff to help.

Linen: What’s So Great About It?

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Linen, one of the oldest fibers known to man, has maintained a strong presence in the fashion world. What many people might not realize, however, is that linen fabric is ideal for home decorating as well. Here are some reasons why you should make a little space for linen in your home décor.

It’s environmentally friendly. Linen is made from flax, but unless you understand flax, it is hard to understand why linen is eco-friendly. Here are some facts about flax you might not know: Energy required to process flax is minimal

  • Plant can be used in its entirety, meaning there will be no waste
  • Being a natural fiber, it is recyclable and biodegradable
  • Requires less water and fewer pesticides because it grows naturally

With traits such as these, it’s easy to see how linen is better for then environment than other fibers.

It has temperature-regulating properties. Linen is a great fabric for all four seasons in the year. In heat and humidity, moisture evaporates, leaving you feeling cool and comfortable. On colder days, air maintained within the fiber makes it a natural insulator. In other words, it’s an all year fiber.

It has healing properties. Linen is anti-microbial, resistant to fungi, and serves as a natural insect repellant. It helps calm and heal skin, which minimizes and sometimes eliminates, breakouts, irritations and allergic disorders that range from the common rash to chronic eczema. Linen can also have a massaging effect on the body, which can help relax the cardiovascular, nervous and muscular systems, as well as lessen the pain from arthritis. Furthermore, it serves as a superb allergen and dust filter, which helps maintain cleaner air around you. In a nutshell, linen is soothing on many levels.

It is long lasting. Linen is an exceptionally strong fiber, and surprisingly, even more strong when wet, than when dry. Twice as durable as cotton, it is crisp and luxurious. It wears well because of its ability to retain its color and its ability to stand up against dirt. Linen is very easy to wash and won’t stretch. It resists damage from abrasion and actually softens over time, without losing its strength. With properties such as these, it’s safe to say that linen just gets better and better over time.

Even though linen is known to wrinkle, the benefits far outweigh that. Wrinkles give your home a look of casual elegance, which not many other fabrics can provide. Before you design, rethink linen. Come visit us at Fabric Resource so we can help you find the perfect choice.

Come in to see us at Interior Fabrics on Burnett Road in Austin, Tx to pick out your favorite fabrics for your next project!

 

What is Your Window Treatment Style?

What Is Your Window Treatment Style Houston Tx

One of the easiest ways to finish off a room is to add window treatments. However, with so many choices, it can be difficult to make a decision as to what will look best. Whether you have a taste for the traditional, the contemporary, or something in between, it’s important that your window treatments match your design personality.

Before you make a final decision, here are some things to consider:

  • Color, pattern and texture. These three elements, when teamed together, will both enhance your window and complete the look of your space.
  • The manipulation of the fabric. To elaborate, this means decorative elements (tassels, swags, banding, ruffles), pleating (butterfly, box, pinch, reverse pinch, pencil), hanging method (hooks, tab-top, rings, grommets) and type (shade, curtain, drapery panel, cornice, valance).

This article will examine three popular styles (traditional, contemporary and transitional) and the elements of different window treatments that will best represent that look. Continue reading to find out what your window treatment style is.

Traditional

Traditional design often has furnishings that reflect 18th century English, 19th century neoclassic, French country and British Colonial revival. Mid-tone colors and muted fabrics in simple solids, florals, stripes or plaids finish out the look. In regards to traditional window treatments, it’s all in the details. Traditional is mainly looked upon as incredibly decorative, and while that is often true, that doesn’t always have to be the case. Yes, grand swags and mounds of patterned fabric trimmed in tassels make a dramatic statement, but soft patterned roman shades and simple, solid-colored box pleat drapes can be just as appealing.

Contemporary

Contemporary design is relatively easy to spot because of its clean, sleek lines and muted neutrals, accompanied by bold punches of colors in furniture and accessories.  Furniture often has exposed metal frames and sits low to the ground, while graphic elements are brought in through artwork and accents. The vertical lines of drapery can really play up contemporary architecture by drawing your eye upward. To keep a clean and simplistic look, lean toward window treatments that minimize or hide the hanging systems. For an industrial look, go for grommet type drapes and hang from a stainless steel rod. If you need to bring pattern into the room, consider roman shades covered in geometric shapes.

Transitional

Transitional design bridges contemporary and traditional design. While some pieces contain a historical aspect, other pieces have an updated look. Window treatments for a transitional setting generally focus on color, texture and pattern. Vertical lines in the drapery soften strong architectural lines of windows and enhance the living space. Incorporating the same fabric on different types of window treatments also represents transitional design well. Don’t be afraid to play with large-scale patterns. When done correctly, it can make a huge impact on your space.

So, what is your window treatment style? If you’d like to learn more or need guidance in what fabrics would be best for the look you want, come speak with a Fabric Resource associate or visit us online to browse our wide selection of fabrics.

The Basics of Mixing Fabrics

The Basics of Mixing Fabrics Houston

Many people get nervous at the thought of mixing fabrics in their home. If you understand the basics of mixing fabrics however, it doesn’t have to be a stressful experience. Instead, it can be enjoyable and successful. Follow these tips and you’ll be mixing fabrics like a pro in no time.

Find Your Inspiration

It’s important that you start with a fabric in a pattern or color you absolutely love because this will be your starting point. Everything else you incorporate into the room will revolve around this, so choose wisely. You want the room to feel right, and then only way you can accomplish this is to carefully select something that you connect with.

Choose Coordinates

To keep your room from looking or feeling overwhelming, stick with the rule of three. In other words, don’t exceed three different fabrics, unless you are really comfortable with adding in more. At best, four should be your absolute limit. To keep your fabrics fresh and personal incorporate different textures, gradients of contrast, a varied scale, a mix of sheens, and a grouping of complimentary patterns or colors.

Many people are afraid to mix their patterns, but there is absolutely no reason that you can’t! Yes, a floral, a plaid and a solid can go beautifully together if it’s done correctly and the way to do that is to stick with a common color. If blue is the foundation color, then the other fabrics should have that shade of blue somewhere in the pattern. This common color is what links each fabric choice together for a harmonious feel and a beautiful look to your room.

In regards to scale here are some easy tips to help you out:

  • Use small-scale patterns in smaller rooms so they aren’t mistaken for a texture or a solid. You want your beautiful choices to be seen.
  • Medium-scale patterns work for small and large rooms.
  • Stick with large-scale patterns for larger rooms and larger pieces of furniture. Large patterns can overpower a small room and appear fragmented on small pieces of furniture.
  • To add height or width to a piece, go for stripes. Your choice of vertical or horizontal will be based on what you want to accomplish.

Experiment

The great thing about picking fabrics is that you can play around with the swatches before making a final decision and purchase. Home decorating should be fun and experimenting with fabrics allows it to stay that way. It’s important look at your fabrics in different lighting, because what looks good in dim lighting might not look good in bright lighting. It’s also important to experiment with where these fabrics will go. As a general rule, don’t use all the fabrics in one area of the room. Instead, spread them around to create balance. For example, your main fabric choice might cover the sofa, while your other choices are used for throw pillows, drapery, lampshades or smaller pieces of furniture.

Put it Together

Now that you’ve made your choices, it’s time to put it all together. Be sure to take into consideration your walls and floor coverings when designing, as these are additional areas for colors and patterns. Remember, these are just guidelines to help you in your project, but if you need additional help, feel free to stop into one of our stores to talk with an associate. Have fun!

Once your chosen your colors to decorate with, come in to Interior Fabrics location in Houston. We have great staff that will help you find the fabrics you need, without having to spend a fortune.

Dressing Up Your Holiday Table

Dressing Up Your Holiday Table Oklahoma City

Decorating and Accessorizing for the Holidays

Throughout the course of a year we find ourselves gathered with friends and family around the table. Fabric Resource is here to help inspire you with ideas on creating a beautiful and eye-catching place for you to entertain those special people in your life. Here are some tips and tricks on how to use fabric table coverings to enhance the next special occasion you host in your home.

Table Runners are very simple to make and leave you with many options. A finished runner ranges from 18 -27 inches wide, which means most runners can be made with one width of fabric (usually 54 inches wide).

To determine the ideal runner width, look at your table. If it’s narrow, the runner should be closer to the 18-inch size. For wider tables, the 26-27 inch width will work best. You’ll also need to determine the runner length. For best results, you want it to fall short of someone’s lap, which would generally hang no more than 10-12 inches over each end of the table. A shorter runner is acceptable if you are planning to use placements. For more drama however, skip the placemats altogether and add shorter, perpendicular runners to mark each place at the table. If you need sewing instructions or additional ideas, check out the Martha Stewart website.

Placements are both economical and fun to make. Four placements can be made from one yard of fabric and Fabric Resource has a wide selection for you to choose from. We have many fabrics you can use for your placemats, many of which are washable and easy to wipe clean with soap and water.

Table skirts, whether they are lap-length or floor-length, can make a table look very elegant. Just like runners, lap-length table skirts should only overhang about 10 -12 inches, while floor-length table skirts should just kiss the floor. For year-round entertaining, keep a variety of different colored table skirts handy.

If you want your look to last an entire season, rather than for just one holiday, then steer away from holiday specific colors and patterns. If you aren’t sure what fabrics or colors would be best, come visit us so we can help. As mentioned earlier, we’ve got you covered when it comes to plaids, stripes, florals, jacquards, embroidered or lattice patterns and much more.

Whether you plan to make the item yourself or not, keep in mind that the process of picking the fabric and then assembling the item takes time. Therefore, as a general rule, it never hurts to plan ahead. Come in to Cutting Corners location in Dallas, Tx to see high quality designer discount fabrics that will ensure your project is a hit without braking the bank.

Revive Your Bathroom Design With Fabric

Revive Your Bathroom Design With Fabric Addison Texas

As a general rule, kitchens and bathrooms can be two of the most costly rooms to renovate. Not everyone however, has the budget to tackle a big project like that. If you fall into that category, consider bringing in additional fabric or updating the current fabric that already exists.

If the bathroom is not used regularly you can be a bit more frivolous, investing in luxurious and impractical fabrics. In a bathroom that is used frequently however, you want to go with moisture resistant fabrics that can be washed and stain guarded.

Incorporating fabric is one of the easiest ways to revive your bathroom design, without breaking the bank. If you decide to give this a try, consider these options:

Floor Length Shower Curtains

Whether you’re going for fun or drama, a floor length fabric shower curtain will get the job done. The shower curtain is the focal point of any bathroom, so if anything, this should be the most eye catching piece of fabric in the room. With fabric shower curtains, you have a wide range of options: stripes, florals, checks, solids or a combination of the like. Since moisture collects on the floor, make sure your shower curtain hovers over, rather than touches the floor.

Window Treatments

Just like any other room in the house, a bathroom can also benefit from window treatments. They add a wonderful element of texture to the room and will complete the look of your design. Your style will dictate which type of window treatments you use, and thankfully there are a variety of valances, curtains or shades to choose from. When you do add window treatments, don’t forget details like coordinating embellishments and drapery hardware.

Furniture Cushions 

Not every bathroom is a large one, but if you have a big space, which allows you a vanity chair or bench, consider covering it with a beautiful fabric that will compliment the rest of your fabric choices. In most cases, you can remove the seat and recover it on your own quickly and inexpensively.

Embellished Towels

Why stick with solid color towels if you don’t have to? Don’t be afraid to carry your favorite patterns onto your hand and bath towels, by topstitching wide borders of fabric along the edges. It’ll be your choice as to whether these towels will be usable or decoration only. If you do plan on using these towels for regularly, be sure to pre-wash the fabric to avoid shrinkage.

Unsure about which fabrics will work best together? Visit Cutting Corners located in Dallas, and let an associate help you out.

 

Easy Decorating Updates Using Fabric

Easy Decorating Updates Using Fabric Ft Worth FTW

Get that Updated Look Using Fabrics

Giving your home a new look doesn’t have to take a lot of time or a lot of money. Sometimes all it takes is some fun fabric and a weekend to get a new project accomplished. Visiting a fabric store like Fabric Resource is a wonderful way to track down the exact style you want. Here are some easy decorating updates that anyone can tackle with updated fabric pieces:

Fabric Covered Corkboards 

You don’t have to use those boring brown corkboards anymore. Instead, try dressing one up with fabric. Look for patterned tea towels around the house or buy some fabric pieces large enough to wrap around a cork bulletin board. Cover the front of the board with spray adhesive and add the fabric, smoothing out air bubbles as you go. Wrap the fabric around the sides and staple it in place.

Patterned Wall Hangings

If there’s a bold patterned fabric you love, but aren’t sure how to use it, frame it for the wall. Find three frames you like (or make your own), in any size, remove the glass and adhere the fabric to the backs of the frames with spray adhesive.

Another option is to make hanging panels. Instead of framing the fabric and hanging it right on the wall, attach the fabric to canvases or plywood. Staple a sturdy piece of ribbon or rope to the panel backs and hang them on hooks.

Trendy “Headboard”

Headboards can be beautiful, but they aren’t the only way to dress up your bed. A creative way to incorporate fun patterns is by creating fabric panels or window frames to place behind or above the head of your bed.

For panels, stretch fabric pieces over three artist’s canvases. You can spray adhesive or just pull it taut and then staple the fabric edges to the back. Hang the panels or set them on the floor so they lean against the wall.

Window frames are easy to make and can give your room a creative new look. Look for two frames that when hung side by side, would measure about the width of your bed. Replace the glass with pieces of cut fiberboard to fit each section of the frame. Adhere your fabric choices (have fun and mix patterns) with spray adhesive, install the fiberboard pieces and then hang them above your bed.

Lovely Lighting

Have a perfectly working lamp or chandelier you want to keep, but think it needs updating? Give it new life with a fabric change. Take the current shade fixture or buy a new one and cover it with an updated pattern. An associate from a fabric store will be able to help you pick the best options to work with your project.

Come in to see us at Cutting Corners Fort Worth on S. Hulen St. Check out our discount designer fabrics that save you money, but don’t sacrifice quality.

 


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