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8 Ways You Can Incorporate Burlap into Your Decor for a Rustic Look

Wondering how you can tweak your decor or bring some new ideas to a particular room in your home without spending too much? You might be surprised just how much you can do with burlap — yes, that beigey-brown woven fabric that typically reminds us of living on a farm or out in the country somewhere. It turns out that DIYers everywhere are loving this type of cheap and simple fabric, finding all sorts of amazing ways to transform it into something useful and beautiful. Even if an overly rustic style isn’t what you’re really going for in your home, some of these burlap-inspired ideas will probably still work for you in some instances!

Wreaths

A burlap wreath hanging over your door or hung elegantly on the wall would make a perfect decorative piece for the fall! Under My Polka Dot Umbrella has a tutorial on how to make one with cute little flowers to make it stand out even more.

Burlap fabric used to make a decorative wreath
Burlap fabric used to make a decorative wreath
burlap wreath 2
Close up of flowers on a burlap wreath

Accent Pillows

For an outdoor space with patio furniture, you can’t go wrong with burlap cushions or accent pillows. TakeFlyteFarm has these simple ones designed with deer images on them that you can take to the cottage and leave outside no matter what the weather is doing.

Burlap accent pillow with deer design
Burlap accent pillow with deer design
Use different colored burlap to compliment accent pillow designs
Use different colored burlap to compliment accent pillow designs

Table Runners

Whether you’re dining outdoors or indoors, a burlap table runner is a nice, natural way to style up your table without worrying too much about clashing colors or patterns or anything. This one by Ranchesque is lined with white lace for a more showy, elegant look!

Table runner with lace and flowers
Table runner with lace and flowers
Burlap creates a simple, rustic style for a table runner
Burlap creates a simple, rustic style for a table runner

Ottomans

Furniture made out of burlap? You bet! Check out this gorgeous pouf ottoman from LoVintangeFinds that you can place in any living room or bedroom to use for putting your feet up or displaying some decorative accessories.

Ottoman made out of burlap
Ottoman made out of burlap
Burlap ottoman with a flat surface to display accessories
Burlap ottoman with a flat surface to display accessories

Curtains

Burlap makes a wonderful addition to almost any window when hung across a curtain pole just right. Theses curtains from Iramzz are pretty cheap, and you can take a look at how well they really can work with the design of a room by checking out this living room from Ballard Designs.

Simple curtains made out of burlap
Simple curtains made out of burlap
Burlap curtains blend in with the homey decor of this living room
Burlap curtains blend in with the homey decor of this living room

Wall Art

BellaGrayVintage makes these very rustic looking pieces of wall art, complete with worn wood to frame quotes and designs that have been painted onto burlap. You can bring a little inspiration into any room with these!

Framed burlap with quote displayed on furniture
Framed burlap with quote displayed on furniture
Framed burlap with quote hung on wall
Framed burlap with quote hung on wall

Wine Bags

Burlap isn’t just for holding potatoes and other farm fresh stuff. It can actually be used to make very pretty and functional wine bags! These from MadeInBurlap are kept simple with no extra designs, but still look gorgeous with the added ribbon tied around them.

Burlap made into a simple wine bag and tied with ribbon
Burlap made into a simple wine bag and tied with ribbon

Celebration Banners

You’ve seen a bunch of really great ways that you can use burlap to complement and add to the decor in your home. Since you now know how crafty you can really get with this fabric, using it to make your own banners and other celebratory decor just kind of makes sense. Whether it’s a birthday, a wedding, a baby shower, a going away party, or anything else — cutting shapes out of burlap and painting your own designs on them before stringing across the yard or room is a wonderful way to dress up the place for any occasion. ButterflyAbove makes some really pretty ones.

Burlap cut into banner shapes and strung together
Burlap cut into banner shapes and strung together
Burlap banners can be used to celebrate a wedding or other event
Burlap banners can be used to celebrate a wedding or other event
You can put your own message or images on burlap banners
You can put your own message or images on burlap banners

This is just a taste of the amazing decorative creations that are possible with burlap. Who knew it could really end up looking so good?!

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