Doily Home Decor
After a long absence…
I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything (shame on me), but I come back with a lot of crafty ideas to post about!! School caught me at a rapid pace and I needed to keep up. In the meantime, though I didn’t post anything, I collected nifty things to show you all.
To begin with
To start this series of new posts, I wanted to show you all some great ideas I found to use doilies in your home decor! These are examples that I’ve found around the Internet, but I encourage you to be creative with your doilies.
Where one usually finds them
This may not be the most creative way to use a doily, but don’t knock the classics! Sometimes, when placed strategically among well chosen surroundings, a doily in its usual place can be quite lovely.
Another simple idea
Another quick and simple idea is to use doilies as garlands. This can be customized for all occasions or for specific home decor colors.
Doilies in circles
Embroidery hoops seem to be a growing trend to frame lovely doilies. This gives you a chance to really showcase your doily awesomeness!
On the floor, on the table
As rugs, doilies actually look quite lovely. Either a large doily rug or a bunch small ones stuck together, they look very nice. The table runner follows this same idea. Personally, I like when the doilies have an underlying theme in design, but the randomness of the example below is nice too.
On river or beach stones
This is another idea that I particularly like. Covering river rocks or beach stones with doilies and motifs is a great way to add texture and color to your home, both inside or outside.
This next idea is one of my favorites! Framing your doilies like this not only looks lovely, but it also allows you go have them up as a quick reference when you need them, can preserve them, and can show them off nicely. I want to try this with some of the ones my grandmother has made, so I can have them nicely taken care of.
Finding things to cover in doilies is never in short supply; the trick is, knowing which ones to cover without it being a bit too much. Doilies offer lots of designs and textures, and in the wrong place, it can overwhelm what you’re trying to decorate.
Just don’t go overboard…unless it looks really awesome!!
Give some of these ideas a try in you next home decor endeavor and let me know how it went! Be sure to visit us on our Facebook page because we always post new crafting ideas there. And if you’re looking for other great ideas, check out our Pinterest account for links to great patterns, projects, and tutorials.