Most people know burlap as the fabric sacks are made of. Exported from India in the early 19th century, burlap was originally used for linoleum, rugs and carpets. In Jamaica, where burlap is called crocus, enslaved Africans repurposed old sacks into clothes to protect them from heat and dust. Nowadays, burlap is used throughout homes for beautiful and original decoration, creating a rustic tint. Most of the decoration can be easily made yourself. This article presents interesting ideas and hopefully inspiration for you to bring burlap to your home.
Cute burlap ottoman can be a great addition to your living room or family room, and it can be easily taken to other rooms as an additional seat. Ottomans are also very practical, providing storage space for your blankets for movie nights!
Burlap pillow case is an awesome idea for a DIY project. Internet provides many ideas and instructions helping you with the process. Imagine how perfectly would this pillow match the ottoman from previous picture!
Burlap door wreath is a timeless decoration for your entrance. Adding details according to current season allows you to keep the same wreath on the door throughout the whole year!
Using burlap in two different shades can create a beautiful and original frilly table skirt for your party that you do not need to worry about getting dirty too much!
As mentioned before, if you aim for a rustic look, burlap can be a very helpful resource. Curtains in the picture below can be made yourself, therefore be 100 percent customized and original!
Whether your utensil organizer is a little rusty or just not very pretty, burlap can help you not only cover it but also make it look adorable!
Table runners in general are very fashionable. There are many techniques how to use burlap for a table runner out there. Adding a little homemade burlap piece on your table can serve as the so-needed finishing homey touch.