African mud in your interior decoration

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The tea towels are beautifully crafted African textiles. They are originally from Mali, where they are called Bogolanfini or Bogolan. They are simple yet stylish, which is why you will find them in many modern homes.

Homeowners and interior designers who love African-inspired styles will agree that these Malian textiles are chic and elegant. They are the hottest trend in interior design, and they can be used in a variety of ways to make your interior stand out. For example, you can use mud to make a beautiful mud pillowcase or cushion cover.

But in what other ways can your rock tea towel fit into your interior design? Here are a few more ideas.

1. Mud cloth padding

Give your old rock chair a new look by using a mud cloth for upholstery. The stunning tribal prints of this fabric will give your chair a fresh look.

Remove the old pieces of upholstery and, using staples and fabric glue, stuff your chair with the mud cloth and watch it transform before your eyes.

2. Nice dog bed

You can make a unique and glamorous bed for your pet using mud.

Make a huge pillow by cutting out two large rectangles of mudcloth fabric and stitching them together on three sides. Choose a cushioning material such as memory foam, old towels, or aromatic wood chips and fill the pillow with one of these fillings. Once done, sew the fourth side and your dog bed is ready to use.

3. Cushions

Mudcloth makes beautiful cushions. The material, which is cotton, is also soft and thick, ensuring you get the best comfort when you snuggle up next to your pillow.

You can also update your current pillows with fabric fabric to make them look like new. Also, you can use a mud cloth cover to complement your cushions and give your bed a stylish look.

4. Cob pouf

Mud canvas poufs are perfect for sitting or resting your feet. There are also decor pieces as they add a spark to a dull room.

A cob ottoman can also be centered between sofas or side chairs, so it doubles as a table to hold wine glasses or magazines. You can also add the ottoman to your child’s bedroom for an extra seat or as a comfortable place for your child.

5. Mud for wall decorations

The large hand-woven mud cloths make cool works of art due to their unique tribal patterns. As a wall decoration, this textile adds character to any white or dull wall.

You can buy your cob wall hanging or make your own.

For a DIY mudcloth wall decoration, you will need:

  • A hand-woven tea towel
  • A thin wooden peg
  • Macrame cotton cord
  • Double-sided fabric tape

Follow the instructions below for your DIY mudcloth wall hanging.

  • Position the wooden dowel on your fabric
  • Use sewing pins and secure the rag to the dowel. Leave about ½ inch of extra fabric
  • Secure the fabric to the double-sided tape by placing the tape along the dowel
  • Remove pins
  • Attach the macrame cord to your ankle and your wall hanging is complete

6. Spice up your room with a tea towel

If in doubt, you can always use your tea towel as a rag to add a splash of color to your room. The vibrant tribal colors and patterns will undoubtedly spice up your living space.

In conclusion, the mudcloth is trendy and hot. We’ve rounded up six ideas on how you can add this story-rich fabric to your home decor for an elegant look.

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