How to Ideas to Decorate Every Room In Your Home Using Ribbon
When decorating your home, sometimes you don’t need to buy new items. All you need to do is embellish a piece of existing furnishings with ribbon to give it a new look. Decorating with ribbon is not only fast, easy and affordable – it will add happy pops of color all through the house.
Over the years I have collected quite a lot of colorful ribbon. I love it and even more enjoy finding decorative ways to use it.
I have so many rolls, that a few years ago I had to come up with a way to store and organize them. I made this DIY ribbon organizer so I could see all the ribbons at a glance, but also so it in itself, acts like decor. I didn’t want to hide something so colorful behind a closed door.
I find most of the ribbon I use to decorate at Michaels, HomeGoods, TJMaxx and JoAnn Fabrics.
Online I find more unique ribbons on:
- Etsy – for one of a kind ribbon and all colors of velvet ribbon.
- The Ribbon Factory for preppy colorful striped ribbon.
When using ribbon to decorate and embellish furnishings, grosgrain ribbon and twill upholstery tape are the easiest ribbons to work with because they have more heft than satin or silk ribbons. Wire ribbon doesn’t work as well. It is best used for when making bows.
Decorating Ideas Using Ribbon
I rounded up some easy decorating ideas using ribbon that I have posted about since I started my blog. I love ribbon. It is not only pretty and festive… it is cheery, colorful, and affordable. You can do so much more with it than wrap a package or tie it in your hair…
…plus these projects have… NO SEWING INVOLVED!
Add some color to the edge of shelving units to add an elegant detail. Ribbon Trimmed Shelves
In my previous house, I wove colorful plaid ribbon through the front of a white wire shelving rack in my laundry room to give it some style.
If you have a key in your home that you don’t want to get lost – make a Ribbon Key Tassel for it using scraps of ribbon and pom-pom trim.
Add color instantly to a plain lampshade. Ribbon Embellished Lamp
When Halloween rolls around, black ribbon can be made to look like bats on branches.
Use ribbon to accent the sides of an art canvas instead of a frame.
Recently, when I didn’t have a pretty picture frame mat, I made my own using ribbon.
Use Ribbon to Embellish Painted Furniture
Embellish a newly painted piece of furniture with a color coordinated ribbon. For this stool, I attached a piece of ribbon using decorative thumbtacks I bought in the nail aisle at Lowes. Ribbon and Nail Head Trim
I found this drawer-less dresser in a field. Yes, I did! I brought it home and with some paint and ribbon brought it back to life as mudroom storage.
To accent this doll highchair, I used two rows of ribbon, a solid that I covered with decorative tacks and below a striped ribbon.
For this Ribbon Accented Table , I used glue dots to attach the ribbon to the flat section on a table.
Set the Table Using Ribbons
Craft store letter tiles and scraps of ribbon make unique table place cards.
Window Treatments Using Ribbon
A fitted bed sheet and ribbon make an instant window treatment.
Tie up a rectangular piece of fabric to a curtain rod using ribbon to create a simple window treatment.
Do you like the look of decorative trim on your drapes, tablecloths, and or pillows but not the custom price? Did you know that you can simply make your own using ribbon? DIY Ribbon Trim for Drapes and Pillows
TIP: Attaching Ribbon to Fabric
Before you glue a piece of ribbon to your fabric make sure you use a glue that dries clear and does not harden. I like this Fabric Fusion or Fabri-Tac. Spread it out along the entire back of the ribbon before attaching to your fabric.
Decoratively Organize Your Clutter With Ribbon
This Ribbon Memo Board is so easy to make. I hung mine on the inside of a cabinet to keep the clutter of paper memos hidden, but a convenient place that keeps them handy.
Decorate Using Ribbon Bows
I posted this tutorial on how to make the Perfect Ribbon Bow back in the early days of my blog . It is a classic.
Give a plain ribbon bow some extra style by adding a button to the center.
Or when making a ribbon bow when decorating for the holidays, use small ball ornaments in the center.
Colorful ribbon is so versatile and comes in so many different colors and styles making it the perfect accent material to use when decorating every room in the house.
Do you have any way you like to use ribbon in decorative ways around your house?
- Reader Sherry commented that her decorative use for ribbon is to glue it to the front of simple, inexpensive white curtain rods after you have put the curtains into place. One way to add color and or pattern to the white metal rod that is visible between the curtains.
Post Updated: May 14, 2020