Home decoration is a very important part of any household, because its decoration is the first thing people first notice when visiting your place. To make it look like a fantasy or a palace of their very own fantasies, everybody loves to buy new and interesting decorative items for their abode.
With people becoming increasingly worried about the environment, a few days have now started to concentrate on reusing or recycling their old stuff in order to produce something fresh and interesting. The same can also be done with home décor. One can easily use their old clothes and other waste products to make nice table covers, pillow cloths, decorative bits, wall hangings, even sofa covers, etc.
The recycling of old clothes to produce vibrant pieces of home decoration not only brings to your place an old world charm but also makes it look vibrant, without making you part with any of your favorite pieces of clothing.
Recycling Do It Yourself can be much more enjoyable and exciting if you are born with the imaginative bent of mind and are able to play with different kinds of fabrics. Traditional Indian saree is considered to be the best piece of clothing that can be reused / recycled to create elegant home décor and home furnishings.
If you still have some Indian sarees hanging on your wardrobe, and you don’t wear them anymore, then try making the DIY home decor items given below to give a royal look to your house.
Colorful Pillow Case/Cushions
It is the simplest and most useful DIY hack to reuse old Indian sarees for your bedroom, turning them into beautiful and stylish pillow cases. All you need is a saree of your choice (preferably silk or cotton), scissors, pencil, ruler, sewing machine, measuring tape and sewing pins to make pillow box from an Indian saree at home.
To make your pillow cases look beautiful, be a little imaginative and incorporate other fabrics and borders from your old suits, gowns etc. Make sure you cut the pieces in the same size with ample space for extra seams at both the front and back of the pillow case. As per your personal preference, add sequins, motifs, decorative patches etc.
Who doesn’t like having free flowing colorful curtains covering their windows and what could be more colorful to make a curtain for your home than an old chiffon or georgette saree.
When making window and door curtains, reuse the old plain saree, you can either mix and match them with your current set of curtains, or make the new one. Curtains look fantastic when made with old sarees which are plain and self-embroidered. If you love traditional Indian home decor designs for your home you can add brocade borders to them.
Saree Bed Covers
When it comes to DIY ideas for your room, think creatively, particularly if you have no reservations in experimenting with traditional Indian patterns and styles.Bright, adventurous and vibrant bedcover made from an old saree can be a wonderful idea. Add velvet and other soft fabrics or some other fabric of your choosing that you think suits a bed cover. Stitch them together or take your boutique expert’s aid to work on the bed cover for your room made from ancient Indian sarees.
Even, you can get the matching pillow cases and covers made from the left over fabric to complete your collection and prevent waste.
Saree as a Table Cover
Table runner made from an old saree sounds really good particularly when you are inspired by Indian patterns in most of the products used for your home decor. You can either use them as they are, or stitch them to perfection in your table format. Add laces, frills, brocade boundaries and so on to the corners and use them when you have a party at home.The visitors will find it very sexy, and praise you on using old fabrics cleverly.
Besides these, if you can find old hand printed sare and art silk sarees for recycling, you can also use your old saree to make fancy bed canopies, table runners, sofa covers and even wall hangings.