Idea House – Part 1
Three times a year, there is an idea house open in our area with wonderful creative decorating ideas. I thought I’d take you on a little tour and show you how I am incorporating some of these inspirational ideas.
The place settings are always fantastic and for sure there is no shortage of dishes! Of course, everything that is shown in the idea house is available through their store. That’s why there is an “overload” on the dishes!
It was great to see several simple ideas for napkin rings that weren’t expensive to do. Here they are….
Wrap the napkin with burlap ribbon and secure a burlap leaf topped with a raffia bow!
My napkin accents look like this….
I’ll be adding a raffia bow, too!
The idea house is an old house and has a small enclosed front porch. The windows were decorated so cute!
Here they are…..
Behind the decorative metal pieces, they secured a length of burlap. The burlap comes as a Deco Poly Mesh 21″ x 10 yards. It has finished sides so there are no threads hanging. It makes such a great screen of textured material behind the unique metal sculptured wall pieces. The burlap is also used as a table runner as you will see later in this post.
Notice the plants in front. They used plain old sticks found in your yard and glued them around the terra-cotta pots and finished it off with raffia, burlap leaf, and a burlap flower!
Here’s a better picture of the pots!
The other windows on the porch were decorated like this….
Using the same Burlap Deco Poly mesh, they folded it up and gathered it together, tying it off with twine and accented with a burlap-type sunflower along with the burlap leaves. So easy and cute! I also like this idea to put on your front door instead of a wreath.
The table centerpiece was tastefully put together and made a big impact with color It is another idea that is very easy to do for your own home.
The supplies used are: one mum plant, a smaller green plant, 1 bunch of candles tied with raffia or twine, artificial pumpkin and seed pods all in a wooden box.
My copycat version is this….
On top of the blue placemat was a plastic sunflower mat! Doesn’t it add a lot to this tablescape?
Notice the burlap table runner. It, too, is from that same burlap material that I mentioned above. With so many dishes, it is a bit hidden.
On my table it looks like this ….
My harvest table is narrow so I decided not to use placemats and hide the runner. I wanted it more visible and liked the textured look against the wood.
Perhaps you’ve come across some ideas for your home, too!
Which idea do you think you could incorporate in your decor?
More highlights from the Idea House to come in Part 2.
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