My winter collection was released today (my first 'collection' ever, as a matter of fact!). Along with this fun release, I wanted to share some styling tips with you. Fiber art and textiles are a great way to create a layered feel in your home, and an even better way to warm up a bare floor, basic chair, or white wall. I'm a little biased, but I love the look and feel of lots of chunky knits, handwoven fabrics, fluffy fringe, and lacy textures in my home decor. In fact, it's often hard to give up the things I've made, but if I didn't, I'd be pretty much buried in fiber. Here are three ways you can style handmade in your home.
Stagger it. Try hanging two or more weavings or macrame wall hangings in a diagonal line across your wall. Alternate with another piece of artwork, such as a print or a photograph. This will create a line for the eye to follow, and also provide some alternate visual stimulation. Or hang them in alternate rows: one high, one low, repeat!
Mix with other pieces. Just acquired a handwoven pillow? Layer it on your couch or bed with a pillow of your own, or a linen bedspread, or a quilt! Put the pillow on your office chair, or if you're too much in love with how it looks to actually use it, you can even display it on a shelf.
Put a piece in an unexpected place. Try hanging a weaving in the bathroom! The steam will be good for the wool, and it will look effortless and warm in an otherwise chilly tiled space. Or, layer two rugs together - a chunky handmade one and a fringed one from another store.
Need more inspiration? Here's the link to my Winter 2018 mood board, that I used for inspiration when creating my collection. If that doesn't get you 'in the mood' for coziness, I don't know what will! It sure made me want to buy my ticket to Iceland ASAP. Or maybe just buy an olive tree and a lot of wooden chairs and baskets.