When knitting for your home, the place you look for comfort and coziness
canít be ignored. Your bedroom is a place where there are so many great
knitting projects just waiting for you. The best thing about making your
own decorating projects is that you really indulge your whims there. Maybe
you love a bright orange color that your family canít stand, or maybe you
live in a house where you simply donít have much say in the decorating.
Your bedroom is the place where you can bring your ideas and preferences
about decorating to life.
You can start small, with great projects like sachets for your drawers to
keep your clothes smelling pretty. Sachets are great because you can
infuse them with any smell you like. For example, maybe you love the smell
of peppermint but canít stand rosemary? You can make beautiful peppermint
sachets for each of your drawers.
Another great, small project is a door hanger. You can keep these simple,
just putting your name on it, or you can even make ones for different
moods, with phrases like ďCome On InĒ or the always useful ďEnter at Your
Own RiskĒ. These are usually embroidered on afterwards, which is a great
way to use more than one crafting skill for a project.
Then thereís the actual bed. You might have already tried cases for throw
pillow for another room, maybe the living room, but they work just as well
here. You can choose colors and designs that compliment your bedspread and
the colors in your room. You can also make a throw blanket, which is
useful for extra chilly evenings when you need that extra layer, or even
for those quiet afternoons when youíre curled up with a favorite book.
These blankets tend to end up all over the house, so donít be surprised if
you discover that someone in your family has borrowed your favorite
blanket and doesnít want to give it back. Be prepared to make a few for
Small throw rugs also make a cozy bedroom even cozier. Having a handmade
rug to step on just as you hop out of bed is a comforting way to start the
day. Rugs like these come in all patterns but itís important to use yarn
that can stand up to all the, well, standing. There are some spiral
patterns that tell you to first knit a very long coil, then sew it up and
these are always fun to make. These rugs are especially great if you have
hardwood floors or something similar, but also look beautiful layered over
wall to wall carpeting.
There are lots of ways of personalizing a room with knit projects and your
bedroom is a great place to really let your creative side shine. And many
of these projects can be transferred to another room, like a throw rug for
the kitchen, so if you really enjoyed a certain project, remember, thereís
always a good reason to make another just like it.