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Video: Raffia Decoration For An Interior That Smells Of The Riviera
2023 Author: Lynn Laird | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 21:10
After discovering Zara's spring-summer 2020 pre-collection highlighting natural materials, the raffia decoration is probably well known to you. Natural or tinted, raffia is a plant fiber from a tree of the same name, generally very recognized for its strength and robustness. Used for the manufacture of several elements of the contemporary interior, it is also very preferred for the embroidery of bags, clothes and accessories, such as straw hats. Florists use it to surround the flowers in the bouquets and thus prevent them from falling apart. In short, this famous solid fiber bends according to the desires of each one. So without further ado, here is how to transform your interior into a tropical-inspired vacation home thanks to the raffia decoration!
How to integrate raffia decoration into your interior this year?
As you already know, at Deavita.fr, we like to think outside the box. It is therefore not surprising that raffia will occupy a prominent place in our article of the day and, consequently, in your home. With its texture and shade similar to those of straw, it has a slightly rustic style and knows how to be discreet on your lampshades, placemats or even the mirror in the bedroom. For fans of the total look, you can decide to use it on a beautiful round pendant light, a small coffee table or a storage basket in the living room. Colorful, it allows you to embroider pretty patterns on the cushions.
No matter what room in the house you want to revamp, natural materials and, in particular, raffia, rattan, jute and wicker, are perfect for bringing a certain softness to the interior. Married with a raw spirit, they create atmospheres in which life is good all year round. In a bedroom dressed in white, in a living room with a concrete floor or in an open kitchen, natural textures give a simple character to the atmosphere. Raffia keys are well known to be able to invite to travel. Inspired by distant landscapes, know-how from here and elsewhere, and exotic complexions, the raffia decoration smells of summer and is an essential element of the Scandinavian style. Wicker baskets, rattan mirrors and suspensions,you quickly let yourself be charmed by the poetry of raffia.
Raffia wall decoration to make yourself
Once braided, raffia invites itself into a placemat that we personalize and install wherever we want. In this specific case, we decided to hang it on the white wall instead of the frames or pictures. Quick and super easy to do, our first tutorial is also very good for the budget. Here are the materials to get:
- several natural raffia placemats of different sizes
- 1 pair of scissors
- color matched needle and thread
- 1 wooden rod
Start by spreading the placemats on the floor in the desired formation. Sew them together as shown above, do a few Now, all you have to do is hang your raffia wall decoration above your sofa or bed! To position it on the wall, a simple wooden rod with a wire will suffice to support this extremely light decoration. If, on the other hand, you don't want to hang it, another good variation will be to place it in the center of your table.
Raffia "sun" mirror: how to make it?
After being invented as a storage basket, placemat and lampshade, raffia is gradually starting to give your decorative objects a second youth. Spotted on several shops and sites, the raffia mirror is currently all the rage with fans of the bohemian style who like to tinker. That's why, we decided to share with you the procedure to follow to make it yourself.
Materials to obtain:
- pieces of raffia about 15 cm
- thick cardboard
- 1 round mirror
- abrasive paper
- adhesive pad for frame
- strong glue
- hot glue
Start by tracing the outline of the mirror on the thick cardboard before cutting it out with the jigsaw. Then glue the raffia fringes on the outline of the cut cardboard using hot glue. Inside the cardboard backing, apply strong glue and glue the mirror to it. For the glue to set, use stacks of magazines. Finally, opt for a quick-setting glue to stick a frame sticker to the back of the mirror. Once you have mastered the manufacturing method, you can start making several raffia mirrors, each of different size and length.
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Another tropical-inspired raffia decoration to hang
Easier to make than the raffia mirror, this next wall decoration guarantees to transform your small room into a small tropical paradise worthy of desire!
- 1 metal circle / 1 fairly thick wire
- natural raffia
- 1 pair of scissors
If the raffia pieces you bought have wrinkles, dampen them and gently smooth them out before laying them out to dry flat in the sun. Then select two strands of raffia and cut them to the desired length. Fold them in half by half and take the end of the loop obtained to pass it under the metal circle. Do the same with the strands through the loop and tighten them around. Repeat until you dress your entire metal circle. Finally, tighten the loops well. The goal is to completely hide the circle. If necessary, trim the raffia fringes to even them out. Use a nail to hang the set on one of the walls in your bedroom.
Raffia decoration for a successful scandicraft interior
The Scandinavian style is reinvented to give way to the scandicraft trend. Even more welcoming and refined, the new Nordic style allows all the fantasies to warm and brighten up the interior decoration, whatever the season. More textures, more colors and more plant fibers for a most inviting summer atmosphere. And if light and pastel shades remain safe values for adopting this theme, bright and intense colors are also welcome. We therefore focus on shades such as olive green, azure blue, camel, taupe, honey and terracota, which we combine with raffia, rattan and wicker.
Anyway, if you fall for resolutely natural interiors, it's time to opt for raffia decor. Two-three baskets placed on the ground or suspended from hooks, embroidered cushions, a woven suspension above the dining table or large rugs, each little touch of raffia offers a different and more friendly atmosphere. The major advantage of this vegetable fiber is that it goes well with all styles. All you have to do is take a quick tour of the stores, flea markets and garage sales to find the raffia object you need to transform your home. For more seaside-inspired decor ideas, visit the photo gallery below.
Tinted raffia baskets as a wall decoration
Pretty embroidered raffia placemats that you can personalize in your own image
Raffia baskets are ideal for placing your flowers or personal items
"Sun" mirror to give a bohemian touch to the bathroom
Macrame weaves, mirrors and raffia cushions for a bohemian chic bedroom
Raffia shade suspended above the dining table
* Sources: thelovelydrawer.com