DO UP YOUR DOLL’S HOUSE WITHOUT CHANGING THE FURNITURE. NEW CUSHIONS, RUGS, TABLECLOTHS AND CURTAINS ALL HELP MAKE YOUR HOUSE FEEL COSY.
Using cheerful fabrics to decorate is a good way of changing the look of the rooms in your doll’s house without having to replace the furniture or wallpaper. New rugs, cushions or tablecloths make a big difference – and you can make them yourself! Try and find fabrics with different patterns, like spots, flowers, stripes and lots of colour. That way you’ll build up a whole collection of different styles, so you can choose fabrics to suit the season or your mood.
Adults are often quite careful about the kind of fabric they choose and go for grey, white and brown when decorating the home. But in your doll’s house you can let your imagination run wild and create a home that’s bursting with colour! And on top of that it’s fun, pretty cheap and easy to do again and again.
REUSE OLD FABRICS
One good tip is to reuse old clothes that no-one wants anymore, and that have pretty patterns and colours. But if you can’t do that, most fabric shops have boxes or shelves full of fabric scraps. Fabric scraps are too small to make clothes with, but they’re the perfect size for turning into little cushions and rugs. You can collect different fabrics to play and experiment with, and it’ll hardly cost a thing!