Got some sari fabric lying around?

Thursday, May 27, 2010


Got a closet or chest of drawers fulll of this?


Some of us Indian gals often have a second closet space dedicated just for 'Indian clothes'. Saris or Punjabi salwaar Kameez made out of lucious silks, delicate embrodiary and fantastic beadwork in a rainbow of colours which makes it all too difficult to part with them. So the closets get fuller and drawers get really stuffed and we start looking for trunks to store the stuff. So what are some of our options to help get back valuable storage space? Well, you can always hand them over to mom or your siblings- the rotation system can work wonders. Or try some of these decorating options below. For those who don't have sari fabric lying around, don't despair, visit your local Little India sari shop and I'm almost positive that you'll find some goodies that will run your imagination wild.

1. The Obvious: Make cushions


It helps if you can sew, in my case, find someone who can. Moms, aunts and grandmas can help or the infamous 'suit lady' (aka a tailor).  Image via here.


2. The Loads of Fabric Option: Make Some Bedding

It you want colour, patchwork sari bedding does the trick. Again do it yourself or enlist the army of folks mentioned above in Option 1. Image via Apartment Therapy.


3. Make a Statement with a Throw


Just fold and drape your fabric. Nice & easy. This turquoise silk brocade is stunning on this bed. Image via Stylecourt Blog

4. The Window Option
Just adding pieces to existing curtain can make them unique. Image via My Home Ideas.



5. Upholstery anyone?

Who knew your sari could trun into this? Image via Apartment Therapy


Pink sari bench anyone? Who says its limited to saris? Kimonos and Suzannis are all welcome. Image via Fresh Design blog.

6. Or turn it into butterfly art!!

How fun is that? Can you imagine a huge canvas full of these sari butterflies? Image via Raspberry Collections.

4 comments:

GB said... [Reply to comment]

Love the post- very timely (for me)- I have just been culling my wardrobe for fabric- kurtis that (will never) fit, saris with rips. I don't have the heart to throw them out and was wondering what to do with them- thanks for the inspiration. Now if I could only turn the inspiration into something tangible....... :)

Gagan

Frangipani Decor said... [Reply to comment]

My MIL has a grey silk sari with gold work on the border, that she's not to keen on. Before she gives it away to someone else, I'm racking my brains to find a use for it. I thought curtains, but can't think of where I'd use grey silk curtains. Cushion covers? Perhaps - but it is six yards of silk! I think I might end up keeping it to 'wear it one day'. Sigh.

Marcus Design said... [Reply to comment]

Wow, I love that large upholstered ottoman!! It looks quite stunning. Great post, love all of your neat ideas on how to use these gorgeous fabrics!
Nancy

Sha said... [Reply to comment]

So inspired now I want to redecorate just beautiful

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