Fabric fun…ways to play with pattern and color…

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I think the little kid in us loves a canopy bed because it creates a sort of forte. You may not want to sleep with a bed covered in drapery but a daybed in a reading room sure would be fun. You can also use old children’s mattresses and place them against the wall with the pillows aligned along the length to act as a daybed.

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Keep the bedding light and neutral like a white duvet but have fun with pillow cases and toss pillows. When mixing patterns, keep it uniform by having a color scheme so it flows. A standout hue for a headboard is a great starting point…
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Usually you see solid colors for canopy beds like this but I like the pattern above…

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You can also have a patterned upholstered headboard….
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Playing with patterns isn’t limited to drapery and bedding. You can cover basic lampshades to make them pop as well…
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You can even use liquid startch to cover walls with fabric. It’s easy and a nice temporary idea for dorms and apartments where you can’t add wallpaper or paint…
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{Images via Stylish solution, Bright Bazaar, adore home, & DIY Roomzaar}

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