Get creative with fabric

Get creative with fabric

When people talk about home improvements, more often than not, they mean a lick of fresh paint here and there. However, you don’t have to repaint an entire room in order to freshen it up and give it a new lease of life. The more creative among you may prefer to use fabric instead. You don’t have to spend a fortune and you can fashion it into pretty much anything – perhaps a pair of curtains, some new cushion covers, or even a throw for your bed. It’s time to get creative – read on to find out what you can do in your home.

Upcycle an old shirt
It’s always nice to have new bedding, but it can get a little on the expensive side. Instead, why not upcycle an old shirt and use it as a pillowcase? We found this tartan number on We love that it even has a pocket to store your bedtime literature during the day.


Knit your own rug
If you’re stuck for ideas, you can always rely on to come up trumps. Check out this rug – all you need to do is download the pdf template for the basket crochet pattern and get your hands on some strips of colourful fabric. This idea will definitely save you some dollar, compared to buying a rug.


Decorate your storage boxes
Storage boxes, while incredibly useful for hiding away all of your gubbins, can leave a lot to be desired. Let’s face it, they’re never the most attractive of household furnishings are they? But take a look at the image on the left, taken from – you see, with a little bit of fabric, you can easily turn those unappealing boxes into a work of art, which you can proudly display in your home. Simply cut the fabric to size, paste a little glue on each side of the box and wrap it up in the fabric (a bit like you would a present).


Fabric art attack
It’s amazing what you can do with a few scraps of fabric – if you don’t believe us, take a look at the wall art to the left. We found this beauty on It may look tricky, but it’s really easy to recreate. Get your hands on a frame and simply wrap around strips of fabric. Use the hanging wire at the back to peg your favourite photo or colourful image, and then display your work for all to see.

Have you ever experimented with fabric in your home?

If you’re looking for more traditional ways to improve your home, you may well be considering a loft conversion. One of the most popular home improvements, loft conversions give you that much needed extra space, and can be used for absolutely anything – bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens, home cinemas, games rooms – you name it.

Having been in the industry for more than 40 years, Econoloft is ideally qualified to transform your loft into the room of your dreams.

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