• Posts Tagged ‘bedroom ideas’

    Country craft: Dip dye curtains

    by  • 26/05/2013 • Country craft • 1 Comment

    Fabric dye is a great, inexpensive way of achieving a new look and personalising ready mades.

    For these bed curtains in our out-soon July issue we took voile panels from Ikea and used beautiful Bahama Blue dye by Dylon to transform them.

    Just gradually lower the curtains into the dye to achieve the subtly shaded effect. Why not have a go following our instructions? It couldn’t be simpler.

    Bring a touch of Bahama Blue to plain white curtains.

    If you like this idea we have lots more easy craft projects for you to try.

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    How to make a headboard slip cover

    by  • 26/09/2012 • Country craft • 0 Comments

    This lovely Country Homes & Interiors bedroom features in our out-very-soon November issue and has a wonderful feel of autumn about it.

    The headboard cover is made in a beautiful Lewis & Wood fabric called Royal Oak and is so easy to make yourself. It’s made from two pieces of fabric, rounded neatly at the corners and hemmed – just slip it in place over an upholstered headboard.

    It’s a great way to bring a seasonal feel to a room without redecorating or spending lots of money. Why not see what fabric you’ve got in your cupboard and give it a go?

    If you like this idea we have lots more easy craft projects for you to try.

    Choose an eyecatching design and make the bed the focal point of your room

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    Pretty as a picture

    by  • 29/03/2012 • Country style • 2 Comments

    When I saw this quintessentially feminine and country style bedroom, it immediately appealed to me. I LOVE everything about it, the romantic bed, the flower paintings on the walls, even the cute bicycle with basket perched on doorway leading to the garden. What’s not to love? This ‘Juniper’ bed, which is also available in black, or antique silver is by And So To Bed, and is perfect for you who love period style furniture. Typically Victorian, it features elegant bed knobs and curving top rails in polished brass. If I could, I would spend all day luxuriating in it. However, with two rambunctious boys of six and three, I’d be lucky to have five minutes!

    This beautiful ''Juniper' bed is available in sizes ranging from 3ft to 6ft wide. The 5ft wide (pictured here) is £1195

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    Make a handbag-style doorstop

    by  • 21/12/2011 • Country craft, Country style • 2 Comments

    This lovely, fun tartan doorstop features in our February 2012 issue and we’ve provided all the templates and instructions that you’ll need to make it yourself.

    The pretty fabric is Lomond Tartan by Osborne & Little, but you can make it in any fabric you choose. Inside is a lining bag filled with sand, which is easily removable for when you want to wash the bag. The little pompoms add a stylish finishing touch.

    If you’d like to try more sewing projects like this one, visit the Housetohome website.

    Our fun doorstop features a lining bag filled with sand.

    Slip stitching the bag flap in place along the back edge.

    Illustration by Michael A Hill

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    Sew an easy headboard slipcover

    by  • 25/05/2011 • Country craft, Country style • 0 Comments

    I thought you might like a sneak preview of this easy-to-make headboard cover from our latest (July) issue. Headboards can be tricky to cover, but this idea is essentially two rectangle shapes stitched together around three sides and hemmed: the kind of sewing project that I like! Just pull it in place over the headboard. We used a lovely fabric called River Flower, ref BP10056, from Country Homes & Interiors’ favourite GP & J Baker. If you’d like to have a go, click here for the instructions. Happy stitching!

    Adding a headboard slipcover allows you to tailor the look of your bed to your decorating scheme.

    Round the seams at the corners for a snug fit around your headboard.

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