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A Textured Tale: DIY Knitted and Crocheted Home Accents

Many elements contribute to a well-designed home. Wall color, furniture, and decorations are just a few factors that can change the look and feel of a room. But these basic features need the help of home accents. Textured decor is an easy way to add visual interest to any space. Indulge in the plushness of a knitted or crocheted DIY –– it will add the perfect dose of comfort and polish.

Zig-Zag Spread

Yarn company Pickles has come up with a really posh Zig-Zag throw that will be the perfect plush addition to your sofa or armchair. The chunky texture of the wool blend yarn makes for a luxurious, textured accessory you’ll pick up again and again. Because this is knitted on large needles and finishes quickly, you can make a few in different colors to sway out each season.

Hand Crocheted Throw

This Design Sponge feature of graphic designer and illustrator Kelli Larson‘s home showcases a masterful mix of textures, creating a sophisticated space perfect for the creative mind. The visual play of a hand crochet shawl against a pleated bedspread adds charm to this monochromatic color palette. For this look, a lacy shawl with a delicate openwork design is ideal.

Handcrafted Medallion Rug

While the original version of this rug is created with hot glued jute rope, this handcrafted medallion rug featured by Shelterness can easily be adapted to work with crocheted circles. The earthy feel of this rug would make a great addition to a mud room or kitchen, or be a plush touch in front of a bathroom sink.

Nursery Knitted Rug

This rug featured by Scandinavian Deko is ideal for playrooms or nurseries where little hands and feet slide across hard floors. Channel your knitting skills (or those of a crafty friend) to weave up this plush heather gray rug. Be sure to attach carpet grippers to ensure there are no accidents.

Crocheted Vase Cover

This crochet vase cover by Berocco makes a colorful focal point for a coffee or dining room table. The use of variegated yarn creates an one-of-a-kind spiral design.

Accent Pillow for the Bedroom

Jill of Ooo Look crocheted a romantic ruffled accent pillow that spices up even the plainest of spaces. The layered appearance is reminiscent of a floral design. For a feminine touch, crochet this pillow in bright colors for a garden-like effect.

Knitted Stool in Fancy Colors

These gorgeous ottoman poufs by yarn company Pickles will make putting your feet up a happy event. The ridged texture and bright colors will bring instant cheer to your home. Make a few for a child’s playroom or stash a set for extra seating for your living room. Stuff with an inexpensive duvet for a firmer structure.

With the right combination of color and design, you can inject texture in your home with the click of a few needles!

Fibre art lovers can rejoice in the posh details they can add to a space simply by doing their favorite hobby. Can’t wait to cast on for one of these projects?

Tell us which one in a comment below.

Alyssa Howard

Alyssa has been creating for as long as she can remember. From disastrous crochet potholders she made as a kid to sophisticated jewelry designed as an adult, she finds inspiration in every medium. Even more exciting is the fun she gets from making her own décor. So it made perfect sense to combine her love of DIY with her other passion- writing. [...]

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