You're smart to include pillows in your arsenal of props if you're home staging. Pillows can give a bland room some texture, color and personality. Pillows add the finishing touch that bumps a room's style quota up a few notches. Plump and pretty pillows can soften the look of a room, making it feel comfortable and welcoming –- important goals when you stage a home.
|All three of these pillows started with a simple insert, filled with shredded paper.|
The two back pillows are made from white burlap, surprisingly easy to sew.
|It took almost one whole grocery bag of |
shredded paper to fill my 19 x 19-inch insert.
|Use a slip stitch to seam the fourth side of the insert.|
|When you center the hemmed envelope edge, even the |
back of your pillow is presentable, like this blue denim pillow.
|This is what your three pieces of fabric will look like. The front piece is |
facing up, and the two back pieces are facing down.
|Joining the shorter piece to the front first means the hemmed edge will be centered.|
|If your fabric has a loose weave, zig zag the raw edges to prevent unraveling with use.|
|Press the fabric at each step of the assembling for a more finished look.|
|To make it easy to stuff the insert into the case, flip one side of the|
envelope back, push the insert into one side, and then the other.
|Some people believe pillows should be under-stuffed for a more casual or natural|
look. It's up to you which style you like. Both look good with a flanged border
|Here's an example of an under-stuffed pillow. A novelty print makes a fun pillow!|
Hack the Big Guys: Paint an image on the front of your plain pillow case, copying from something you've fallen in love with online.
|All you need is one yard of fabric to change a regular bed pillow into a decorative|
accent pillow like this. The striped pillows are made from scraps of fabric.
|Getting ready for The Fourth, I made this red, white and blue pillow cover from two |
"fat quarters," about 1/2 yard. For outdoor pillows, you'll need foam instead of paper.
|Yes it's a bandanna. In fact, it's three of them. What could be more cute? |
Can you see this pillow in a red bandanna with white rick rack? I can!
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