As stated on Country Living, “macramé may be best known for its bohemian run in the '60s and '70s, but the textile art form of knotting and hitching is believed to have originated in the 13th century and was all the rage in the Victorian era.”
The fringe trend, originally popular among hippy and grunge folk is now making a major comeback. You will find macrame dominating social media—especially Pinterest—in the form of macrame plant hangers, macrame wall hangings, macrame pillows, and more. Macrame’s “hippy” origins cause a polarizing split in opinions within the interior decorating community—you either love it or hate it—but we believe that there are ways to incorporate the fringe trend into your decor in small doses; So you can add a bohemian touch to your home decor no matter what your style (more on that below!)
With all the buzz surrounding macrame, you may feel inclined to find yourself some DIY macrame tutorials. But for those of you who would rather save on supplies (and time!) and/or those who are not natural DIY-ers, there are still plenty of beautiful, pre-made macrame products that you can use to decorate your home ASAP (no crafting required!) See below for a list of some of the macrame offerings here at Amanda’s House Of Elegance, and learn how you can incorporate them into your home decor…
4 Macrame Decorating Ideas
1. Macrame Hanging Planters
Love it or hate it, macrame hanging planters are a classic example of 70’s decorating. These versatile planters can be hung in windows or in corners to add a little greenery to your space with a bohemian touch.
Bonus: Many interior decorators have begun opting for faux plants in their interior designs—so feel free to decorate your hanging planters sans commitment with a faux plant option! You can find tons of faux, bontaically correct plants here at Amanda’s House Of Elegance (see below for suggestions!)
2. Macrame Wall Hangings
Macrame wall hangings are a great way to dip your toes in the macrame trend while staying true to your own personal style, since there are lots of design variations to choose from; Some are all macrame, while others mix in metal elements and geometric shapes for a more modern look.
3. Macrame Pillows
Macrame throw pillows are another great way to test the fringe trend in your home without committing to a macrame hanging planter. They add a carefree, bohemian vibe to any bed styling.
Moreover, natural (read: cream/off-white) macrame pillows are a great decorating option for minimalists: For those of who stick to decorating in monochromatic, light tones (think black and white and shades of grey) in their home, the texture of macrame adds depth and warmth to a space to help avoid it looking too flat or cold.
See below for some macrame-inspired pillow picks…
4. Macrame Candle Holders
Macrame candle holders are a subtle way to inject a bohemian vibe into your table styling—especially for your summer entertaining! Alternatively, you can use these in an interior vignette to add a natural element to your existing home decor.
Bottom line: Macrame is back and better than ever thanks to innovative artisans and designers who are marrying the old and the new, using time-honoured techniques in inventive ways. So if you haven’t jumped onto the modern-day macrame train, now is the time! Come into Amanda’s House Of Elegance today and find the perfect macrame piece to compliment your decor!