Decorating a living room doesn’t have to be expensive. If you have a box of scarves laying around your house you can put them to work as inexpensive home decor. Here’s how.
One of the most exciting ways to decorate your living rooms is to use items that you already have in unique ways to add structure and color. If you have a collection of colorful scarves in your closet, why not use them as unique home décor? Scarves can add personality and color to an otherwise dull living room. Here’s how to decorate your living room with the beauty of scarves:
Frame a brightly colored scarf
Rather than investing in expensive artwork for your walls, why not frame a silk scarf with an interesting abstract print and hang it on the wall of your living room? You can frame several different scarves that compliment one another and group them together as a set. Scarves can make a stunning artistic display for a living area.
Rejuvenate your old pillows
Do you have throw pillows on your couch that could use a lift? One way to do this is to tie a beautiful scarf around an old throw pillow. This can be done quickly and easily by wrapping a scarf around the pillow and tying a double knot. Make a series of pillows using interesting scarves and toss them on your couch and living room chairs. It’s an inexpensive way to add personality to a room.
Decorate your windows with scarves
A fun way to spruce up a living room window is to add a colorful scarf as a curtain tie-back. Imagine how a scarf with a boldly graphic print could add impact to an otherwise drab living room. To add even more interest, attach some pretty beads to the edges of the scarf you use as a curtain tie-back. You can also use a large scarf as a window treatment, curtain, or valence or sew several scarves together to use as a curtain or other window treatment.
Use large scarves to cover tables
Large scarves can be used to decorate the mantle of a fireplace or draped over end tables for an added bit of color and artistic charm. They not only add a decorative touch but also help to protect tables from water stains from the bottoms of glasses.
Tie a scarf around a ceramic vase
Another inexpensive way to dress up a ceramic vase or planter in your living room is to tie a scarf around it and add a big bow in the front. This is a quick way to transform an inexpensive ceramic vase into an artsy, one-of-a-kind piece.
After experimenting with decorating your living room with scarves, you may be so enthusiastic that you need more scarves to work with. Don’t even think about paying full price for them. Head down to your local thrift store and browse through their selection of available scarves. You can also pick up old scarves at estate sales and garage sales for pennies on the dollar. Have fun exploring the wonderful world of decorating with scarves!
Published in: Homemaking