The term up cycling became popular last year as people took on board the need to turn old and everyday objects into soft furnishings at their home. The trend in 2010 remains the same， and whilst many people are seeing the end of the recession rather like the light at the end of the tunnel， there are many more who need to continue type in their purse strings.
It's all well and good asking people to recycle however， it's a different kettle of fish so to speak when talking about actually turning something old into something new! The great thing is there is a wide range of haberdashery bits and pieces which can make life much easier.floral pillow shams
If you're thinking of transforming existing curtains to use in another room buckram is a cheap and easy way to alter the style of curtain headings. Buckram is basically used to create stylish goblet or pinch pleat headingscheap throw pillow covers， as it's fusible there is no actual sewing involved making this an effective and simple to use item!
Another way you could up cycle a curtain pole is simply by painting it a different colour! This is obviously far easier carried out on wooden curtain poles rather than metal. Alternatively if you still prefer the look of natural wood you could change the colour simply by buying new， especially as there are so many bargains in the January sales!
You could also give consideration to making your own soft furnishings by buying curtain material online which can be a fraction of the cost of buying ready-made curtains， or other soft furnishings such as footstools， cushions or beanbags.
If you have never attempted making anything yourself there are a whole host of guides and instructions available on the Internet to inspire you! Look for sites or blogs which focus on interior design and you will be amazed at the intuitive and inspirational ideas which abound.
It's probably easier to start with a small project which can easily be accomplished rather than embark on an over ambitious makeover which may end up a disaster! The revival of arts and crafts all good starting point， you could make patchwork cushions or a bed cover using a variety of fabrics from old clothing， a mixture of textures is ideal for trendy look and there is no need to make overcomplicated patterns and designs to begin with. Once the bug has bitten you， or not as the case may be， you can then extend your ambitions and your new found hobby throughout your home!
Using bright, bold colour has long been a way to make a room interesting and full of life. But doing it the wrong way can really cause a problem if you don't know how to match them together. Follow these colour-decorating tips to get a colourful space that will leave guests envious of your surroundings.
This is how I made a quick and easy stuffed fox. It took me an afternoon to make and I'm quite slow at sewing. it could be easily adapted to a different animal with a different tail/head shape.
We’re always looking at design through the lens of simple, modern living. Sometimes we find those special pieces that truly spark curiosity and invite conversation. That’s certainly the case with the work of Andrew Molleur, a Kingston, New York, designer and ceramicist. His creations – particularly the Oblique Planters and Carrara Serving Bowl and Platter that Unison carries – strike a balance between fine art and functional design, with an underpinning of modernism.