Tis the season where we'll all be seeing beautiful tablescapes dressed to the nines and meant to inspire us with layers of crystal and gourd goodness. I admit, it's tempting! I even tried my hand at a seasonal tablescape last Fall, (above). But in our home of 'wild things' a beautifully dressed table just isn't very realistic. However, when I spotted this runner at Target last year, I couldn't resist! This beautiful pattern lends itself to so many other uses than just the table! So I've rounded up 5 of my favorites to share - I hope you enjoy and certainly hope you're inspired with some ideas of your own!
1. Add pattern over a solid quilt
Who says bed runners have exclusive rights to beds? This runner draped at the foot instantly adds character to our white quilt!
2. Dress up a dresser
Aside from protecting against water stains, a runner that you like draped over a plain-jane dresser is an easy way to put your touch on a piece you aren't head over heels for, or even a hand-me-down piece!
3. A cozy kitchen rug
I love this as a kitchen rug! It's long enough to run along all my front facing cabinets but narrow enough that it doesn't take up too much space. A cut-to-size rug pad underneath makes it a comfy place to stand and prep food and meals.
4. Hanging woven art
This past spring I was crazy about all the gorgeous weavings folks were hanging on their walls! I wanted to try it out myself without spending any $$$, so I hung this piece up! I love it's size and presence!
5. Add personality to a chair
As soon as I saw the clever ladies who own Sweet Clover Barn dress up a pair of of chairs in southwestern mats, I couldn't wait to try the idea myself with this reading chair in our bedroom! The addition of the runner makes this a chair I would hold onto forever - the possibilities are endless!
These ideas are my personal favorites that I've tried but I'd love to hear any others you've got! Sometimes it just takes seeing something to spark an idea of your own - if this inspires you in any way feel free to post your own pictures on our Facebook wall or tag #stylemuttprojects on Instagram! We'll take a few and share them here, (with proper credit, of course)!
Thank you all for stopping by and have a GREAT one!