Here are two decorating tips that may help you decorate your home.
How to Make Drapery Panels Puddle Perfectly
Wrap a rubber band around the bottom of the drapery panel/fabric.
Pick the banded section up and then drop it behind the drape so you don’t see it. Arrange front of drape if needed. The more fabric you have to work with the more puddled it will look.
Doing this helps when you vacuum as you can just pick up the banded section, vacuum, and then drop it back down and it falls into shape with just a little tweaking. Without the banding the puddles will always look messy.
Since I could not get a photo behind the panel, I made one with this pink fabric so you can see what it should look like from behind.
If you have a lot of excess fabric you can move the rubber band up and down the bottom length of fabric until you get the puddle size you desire.
Here is what is looks like from the front. I only had about 10” of extra length so my puddle is not too big. For larger puddles have at least 18 –inches of extra fabric.
No Sew Rosette Round Pillow
How to easily change the color of a round pillow to coordinate with your decor.
If you don’t have a budget to buy anything new you can still easily update by making a no-sew rosette cover from a piece of fabric to go over an existing pillow.
Center a soft pillow form on top of a square of fabric. I only had a square pillow form to work with, but it was not dense and easily formed into a circle when the fabric was wrapped around it.
The fabric needs to be large enough to wrap around the form and be tied with a rubber band on the top with about 5-inches of excess fabric sticking out of the rubber band.
Once you have the fabric banded on – use your fingers to arrange the gathers by pulling up the excess through the rubber band. Once you like how the gathers are arranged around the pillow, trim the excess fabric as shown below to create the rosette.
This works better with fabric that is the same on each side.