Spending some extra time at home can give you a new perspective on your living space: on its look and feel, what you do and don’t like about it … and what you might want to change. There are so many home décor options out there, it’s admittedly a little dizzying. Being willing to use your own creativity and hooks, needle, or loom can help you narrow your choices to the most personal of styles. The handcrafted home is unique.
Before you can create, however, you need to decide what kind of look you’re going for—and there’s nothing that affects the overall feel of a room as much as color. Luckily for all the crochet fans out there, TSB has a selection to share that might help you narrow things down.
Do brilliant, vivid colors fill you with energy? Do you find yourself longing for rich, lively hues everywhere you turn? Collections like COLORFUL CROCHET are bursting with designs for making your home brighter and more beautiful. From pillows to coasters, potholders to throws, even delightful and adaptable coathanger covers—it’s never been simpler to turn any room in your home into a celebration of all things colorful.
Or you might groove on something more classic—do you love dynamic contrasts, except you want a different kind of pop? Look no further than CROCHET IN BLACK & WHITE: this compelling two-color combo is impossible to turn down, with patterns that range from stylish in their simplicity to fun and funky, running the gamut from rugs and lampshades to table runners and wall hangings, and so much more. These versatile, striking home accessories prove without a doubt that keeping your color selection simple and straightforward doesn’t mean sacrificing an ounce of creativity—or fun.
And of course home is a place for sanctuary, too: for calm and comfort, and the kind of peace you can only find when you’re relaxing in your own space. If that sounds like your ideal, you might be in the mood for chic, refined neutrals … which are something of a specialty for Scandinavian crochet expert Tove Fevang. Her latest, CLASSIC CROCHET THE MODERN WAY, features gorgeous home décor designs in soft, soothing colors—the perfect complement to some of her best-loved patterns from the aptly-themed CROCHET FOR THE KITCHEN. With balanced, natural shades, make your home the ultimate refuge from the stresses and strains of life.
No matter what style suits you, there are endless opportunities for you to give your home a personal, handmade touch—and make it somewhere you love to be!
Which of these general categories would you put yourself into, and how do you like to show that off in your space? Let us know! We love to see your handcrafted home projects.
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