|Customizing Your Home By Doing It Yourself!|
Customizing your apartment or home to current decorating trends while sticking to your budget can be exhilarating. Don't feel you need to break the bank or be an expert...it's your space! Everyone wants their home to be stylish and reflect their personality. Making easy, inexpensive changes can have a major impact on your home.
1. Simple changes can make a huge difference in a room. Something as straightforward as choosing a new paint color can have a considerable impact.
2. Tie the rest of the room together with coordinating accents you sew yourself, such as throw pillows, table runners, curtains, and for the ambitious, slip covers. A little time and fabric can really transform a room. By making these items yourself, you not only save money, but youíre assured of getting exactly what you want.
Donít be surprised to find fabric that matches or coordinates with your sofa or wallpaper. And there are a wide variety of trims that can help add that professional touch to home sewing projects.
3. Have the Right Tools for the Job - Of course, having the right tools makes these projects easier and more enjoyable. For example,
If you are planning to sew, have or borrow a sewing machine...if you don't have a machine there are alternative ways to create fabric focused home design pieces. There are No-Sew Draperies and a table runner and place matts for example, are basically a fabric rectangle cut to the appropriate size and hemmed on all sides. If you feel you need a little guidance, consider a home decorating sewing class!
4. Get Inspirations: Being sure you are properly motivated makes a huge difference. Dream Books are a wonderful way to visually pull your space together without actually moving a piece of furniture. Cut out photos from furniture catalogs or magazines and paste them into a binder by creating a page for each room. Pattern books are another great source of ideas. Pattern companies have recognized this trend in sewing for your home, and there are a variety of patterns out there for sewers from beginners to professionals.
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