Finding Beauty in Burlap

Recently during my visit the the AH&L Christmas House, I came across this room styled by Stanton Home Furnishings and became smitten with these accent pillows made from coffee sacks. The room has an eclectic mix of vintage, traditional, and rustic elements that I find common in room designs featuring burlap…

…and this dining room further illustrates my point. The designer saved tons of money by using burlap for these pinch pleated drapery and infused this room with a dose of casual elegance.


I shopped around a bit to see if anything out there tickled my fancy. Here are a few of my favorites from Pieces and Ballard Designs.

Here are a few more ways to introduce burlap into you home’s decor. Use burlap to create an organic dining experience. This table setting is so welcoming and thoughtfully prepared with its burlap runner layered with (appears to be) a sage green sailcloth…and the dining room (left) boasts tailored burlap roman shades and an accent pillow for the guest of honor.

Blogger Jen Jen from Tatertots & Jello loves this fabric and has an array of tutorials that will send you well on your way into your next DIY weekend project.

…and speaking of weekend projects, I purchased 2 yards of burlap fabric to see what all the fuss is about. Perhaps I’ll cover a drum shade I recently purchased for $3 from a local liquidator…we shall see…

See you Monday for more design chat, and hopefully some photos of the finished lamp shade project. Have a great weekend!

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