A Pair of Pillows
If you can’t find the perfect pair of pillows, create your own. Squares of fabric can become bespoke accents for any room in your home. We love the idea of making them a focal point in an entry or a hall.
Tip: In addition to square, pillow inserts or forms come in a variety of shapes and sizes including round, rectangular, oblong, and bolster.
Pretty Bed Curtains
To add drama and romance to a bed, hang a pair of curtains around a mirror to mimic the look of a window. It’s a simple way to add softness to a space and give the illusion of high ceilings.
Tip: A simple curtain rod is all that’s needed to hang the curtains. Make sure the width of the curtain rods matches the width of your bed frame.
An Exotic Ottoman
Want to try a bold pattern like an animal print but are leery of investing in a sofa or armchair? Try out the look on a smaller piece with a handpicked fabric. An ottoman is ideal because it can be moved to any room that needs a hit of print.
Tip: To create a rich, custom look, add nail heads (or other decorative trim) to the base of the ottoman.
An Elegant Headboard
For a tailored and sumptuous headboard, take a luxe fabric like a velvet to an upholsterer, and have him create a custom headboard like no other.
Tip: Keep linens neutral to highlight the new design.
A Revived Chair
We often find a vintage or hand-me-down piece that we love the lines of—but the fabric? That’s another story. Instead of passing it up, give it new life with fabric. It’s an easy job for an upholsterer.
Tip: A classic fabric is a natural for an antique chair, but we also like a surprise. Try pairing a supermodern or graphic print with a traditional silhouette.