Use Tie-dye to Brighten Up Your Living Space
When it comes to tie-dye, many people associate the style with retro elements. However, if you've been paying attention, you've probably noticed that tie-dye has been making quite the comeback. Many people are falling back in love with tie-dye thanks to its laid-back, artsy vibe. It's become popular in many areas of home decor design and DIY projects. Fortunately, the internet is overflowing with tie-dyeing techniques and ideas that will help you customize decor to your heart's content. There's also an endless variety of dye colors out there, letting you create a combination that suits your style. Wondering how to adopt the tie-dye trend in your home? Check out these five ideas. Photo via DesignLoveFest.
1. Tie-dye Placemats
For an easy way to spruce up your dinner table, consider making a set of tie-dye placemats. They can provide a serious pop of color even when the table isn't being used. The best part is that you only need small segments of fabric to make them. It's also an excellent way to use up leftover remnants from past projects. Alternatively, you can buy plain light-colored fabric placemats at grocery and craft stores. Your best bet is to opt for cotton or un-waxed canvas. For a set of placemats that can be used year-round, use neutral dyes such as light gray and tan. Looking for something a little more seasonal? Choose red and blue for Independence Day, yellow and orange for summer, or red and green for the holidays. Photo via Brit.co.
2. Tie-dye Bed Sheet
It's not rare to own at least one light-colored flat sheet with discoloration or stains. Instead of tossing it in the trash, give it another breath of life and make a tie-dye bed sheet. The colors will conceal those pesky marks while livening up your space. Remember, even if your room already has an established color theme, you can dye your bed sheet with a single color. When paired with the right bedroom accessories, a monochrome tie-dye look can give off a more artsy, sophisticated vibe. And thanks to the versatility of a flat bed sheet, you can also use it for picnics and beach trips. Photo via Popcosmo.
3. Tie-dye Pillowcases
Take the bed sheet project down a notch and make tie-dye pillowcases. This option is an ideal alternative for those who want to add tie-dye to their room on a smaller scale. Any set of light-colored cotton pillowcases will do. If you'd like a smaller dose of tie-dye, try dyeing pillowcases made for small accent pillows. These work well in both the bedroom and living room on the sofa. They can even be used as an accent for office or patio chairs. If a tie-dyed pillowcase is too much for your taste, keep in mind that you can also just dye a portion of it. Photo via Laurenwinter.co
4. Tie-dye Curtains
When it comes to fabric projects, anything goes. Add a dose of whimsy to your space with a set of DIY tie-dye curtains for your bedroom, office, living room, or bathroom. You can even use a set of dingy old sheets and re-purpose them into a set of useful curtains. If your windows don't need some dressing up, consider hanging up the curtains where you need some privacy. For example, they work especially well above your bed as a makeshift canopy. It will create a comforting, relaxed vibe while doubling as a decor. Photo via Dormify.
5. Tie-dye Fabric Garland
Whether you're throwing a party or looking to add some pizzazz to a room, a tie-dye fabric garland is your answer. The simple fringe look paired with vibrant dye is enough to cheer up any space. If you're throwing a party, choose colors that represent a holiday or sports theme. It also works perfectly for school spirit events and graduation parties. As decor, this garland works especially well above a bed or fireplace. The best part about this project is that you can make the garland as long or as short as you'd like. Photo via Javacupcake.