Home Decor

Mimi
March 4, 2013 | Mimi

Watching The Million dollars decoration I notice this Pattern called Ikat.   Ikat patterns are really popular in interior decorating, so let’s take a look at ways to use them.

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Ikat is an Indonesian word and is one of the oldest forms of textile decoration.  It was mainly found in Indonesia,Japan and India.  Ikat is made by tie-dying threads prior to weaving it into fabrics and has a distinctive blurred or fuzzy design look.

The easiest way to test out Ikats in your home is by using them in items that you can move around.  Try throw pillows on your sofa, chairs or bed in your livingroom, dining area and bedroom.  You can also update old lamps with new ikat-covered shades, give your entryway a fresh new look with an ikat throw rug, entertain using ikat-print dishes and give your bathroom an exotic flair with ikat shower curtains and and window dressings.

If you already know you love this print, then try reupholstering an old favorite chair (or why not find a new-to-you one to love and rehab at a secondhand store)!  For maximum effect, try an ikat wallpaper on a single wall of any room.  Ikat wallpaper can add pattern, color and texture to an otherwise boring living space.

Ikat living room

And… if you really adore the pattern, even fashion designers such as Gucci are showing ikat patterns on the runway!

 

xoxo

maryam rafa fashion blog montreal

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