My grandmother and her contemporaries used to make beautiful crochet and lace table cloths, cushion covers and shawls. They looked great on her dark-wood furniture.
The good news is lace and crochet still look fashionable in modern homes! Here are pics and tips to inspire you to bring these old beauties back!
|You could replicate this look with a made-to-order chikan work piece|
|Pic Doily stencils were used to paint these gorgeous patterns on the wall!|
|Adramatic headboard/accent wall in the bedroom|
Here are some tips to get you started.
- Don't go overboard. Limit your lace-love to just one or two things per room. For instance, a table, or an accent piece, or a wall. Too much lace is hard to maintain, plus the men in your home will start spending a lot of time away! :)
- Try something different - half a doily fading away from a frame/ a lace wall behind your dresser/ an oval mirror with lace trimmings instead of a frame/ hot colors such as a purple wall with a huge doily-design painted in bright orange (this is a combination that really stands out - view the combination on Pinterest).
- If you wore a gown for your wedding, and still have it, this is a wonderful way to preserve that memory - sew it on to a pillow cover in a contrasting color.
- If you don't already own these beauties, try buying long lengths of Pakistani lace and sewing them together to achieve your look - this looks great as a runner or a table cloth.I am working on one of these and I shall post a pic soon!
Edited: Here's a pic of a tablecloth made with the crochet...
Pics that don't have credits were sourced via Google and Pinterest
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Pic: The Keybunch
Labels: crochet, DIY, home decor, lace, old-world charm, traditional home, trend