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Using Fabric In Your Home Decorating: Inexpensive Ways To Transform A
Room!

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Summary:
Using fabric to decorate a room is an inexpensive way to add color,
pattern and charm. Use fabric to soften a room, add romance, and give a
room a finished feel. Fabric can be used in any room style, and on any
budget! Follow these great guidelines for using fabric in home decorating
without breaking your budget!

1. Inexpensive sources for fabric for decorating a room include using
flat sheets from discount stores, quilts and tablecloths from yard sales
(or your own linen ...


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home decorating,decorating with fabric, decorating on a budget


Article Body:
Using fabric to decorate a room is an inexpensive way to add color,
pattern and charm. Use fabric to soften a room, add romance, and give a
room a finished feel. Fabric can be used in any room style, and on any
budget! Follow these great guidelines for using fabric in home decorating
without breaking your budget!

1. Inexpensive sources for fabric for decorating a room include using
flat sheets from discount stores, quilts and tablecloths from yard sales
(or your own linen closet!) or the discount table at any fabric store.

2. If you want to add pattern to a room with fabri c, here is a no fail
guideline. Use a solid, and stripe, and a small-medium scale pattern. Let
each of the three fabrics share at least one color. Finally, distribute
the pattern throughout the room following the 60/30/10 rule…Use your
primary fabric, (usually the solid) in 60% of the room, the next fabric
in 30% of the room, and the last fabric throughout 10% of the room.

3. Heavy pinch pleat draperies are long since passé. Use lighter rod
pocket curtains to soften your windows. Twin flat sheets can fit most
average windows with nothing more than a rod pocket sewn in! Make sure
the curtains draw completely clear of the windows to let the most
possible amount of light into the room. Also, consider hanging the
curtain rod near the ceiling line instead of rig ht above the window…it
adds height and dimension to a room, making it look larger!

4. Simple throw pillows are easy and cheap to make, and can even be
changed out with the seasons! Use them to add comfort to any room in your
home…even the outdoor ones! Add a simple throw, and any corner of your
room becomes a hideaway.
5. Stitch up placemats, tablecloths, and runners to soften the hard
furniture in the room. If you don’t sew, you can use iron on hem tape to
make your creations. It’s inexpensive, and can b e found in the sewing
aisle of any discount store, or at your local fabric shop.

6. Use existing fabrics such as pretty quilts and unused sheets to create
layered table covers. It adds instant romance to any room! Check out
thrift shops and yard sales, or learn to make them on your own. Do a
google search and find dozens of sites ready to help you learn to sew and
quilt.

7. Use cheap muslin to add natural and romantic statements in a room.
Twist and wrap yards of muslin around a curtain rod and let drape to the
floor for a wonderful organic window treatment. You can simply tie a knot
in the end to finish. If your budget is really pinched, you can use
muslin to make your window treatments, then just add borders of your
favorite fabric to save on yardage.

Use creative sources for fabric, develop a plan, and add romance, color
and style to any room using fabric!

				
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