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Home Decor Trend: Ikat Patterns Are In!

Cutting Edge Stencils Shares Ikat Stenciled Home Decor and Room Ideas

Welcome to Thursday, my home decor trendsetters! It’s no secret that Cutting Edge Stencils loves mixing patterns and colors to get an eclectic look.  One of our favorite patterns to play with is the ikat.  What is an ikat pattern?  Basically, a traditional ikat is created by tie-dying yarn and then weaving it into an intricate pattern.  Because of how the material is made, the lines of the pattern are very fuzzy. This oh-so-popular pattern can range from bold and modern to subdued and traditional.  We recently spotted the trendy pattern in eye-catching autumn hues in the fall 2013 Oscar de la Renta collection (shown below).

ikat prints in fashion spotted in the Oscar de la Renta fall 2013 show

Since home decor and fashion trends go hand in hand, it makes perfect sense that we’re seeing this pattern pop up in our favorite home and garden publication.  We think this roundup of ikat home decor items found on BHG is the perfect stenciling inspiration.

Stencil an Ikat pattern using Cutting Edge Stencils. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/products_search.php?search_category_id=0&search_string=ikat&search=GO

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Whether you choose to go bold with an ikat pattern and make a major statement with drapes or incorporate it more subtly in wall art, stencils can help you get the trendy look for a fraction of the price!  Check out some of our favorite Ikat stenciled projects…

Stenciled home decor ideas using the trendy Ikat patterns from Cutting Edge Stencils. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/products_search.php?search_category_id=0&search_string=ikat&search=GO

Let’s start by introducing this print into your space with DIY wall art.  Take the lead from Cassie, a DIY crafter from the DIY Club.  Cassie loves finding treasures in other people’s trash.  She found an old painting that she thought could be salvageable with a little paint and pattern.  Cassie used our Ikat Saida Stencil and DecoArt Americana Paints in Sea Glass, Wasabi Green, and Coral Blush to create her masterpiece. Presto chango, she turned something old into a stylish piece of art! You can read her tutorial on this blog.

Use teh Ikat Saida stencil to create DIY wall art! http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/ikat-stencil.html

Or consider putting a splash of ikat across a piece of furniture like our fab stenciling fan, Jennifer did.  She refinished a beat-up table and topped it off with the Ikat Bukhara Stencil in white chalk paint!  We think this piece totally rocks!

Paint a table using the Ikat Bukhara stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/stencil-ikat-damask.html

Look down for a minute.  Are your feet resting upon a plain rug that’s just screaming for a stencil makeover?  Let’s give that baby a trendy ikat twist! Lucy, from Craftberry Bush, bought a white flatwove IKEA rug that she knew would be perfect for stenciling.  Then she painted our Ikat Samarkand Stencil in three Americana paint colors; primary red, primary blue and turquoise.  We are just WOW’d by the results!

Stencil a rug using the Ikat Samarkand stencil. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/ikat-stencil-uzbek.html

Perhaps you’d like to stare out the window and dream of all the places you can stencil an ikat pattern.  Well if you stencil a set of gorgeous curtains like Andrea, from Andrea + Kris + Our Chaos, you’ll have plenty of inspiration!  She purchased a set of white panels from Ikea for $29.99 and then she stenciled them using the Ikat Samarkand pattern.  Absolutely stunning!


Ready to make a bold ikat statement? Janice and Emmanuel, our fabulous stenciling fans,were ready!  They used the Ikat Samarkand Stencil to create an accent wall in their master bedroom.  We think their new space is jaw-dropping gorgeous!

Stencil your bedroom using the Ikat Samarkand Stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/ikat-stencil-uzbek.html

Would you use an ikat print in your home decor? We’d love to read your thoughts in the comments below.

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Thanks for reading, and happy stenciling!
Michelle and the Cutting Edge Stencils Crew


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  • JaneEllen

    It took me a while but once I decided I liked Ikat I really like it. I’ve been looking at some very colorful Ikat fabric at Hobby Lobby I’d love to use in our bedroom after it’s painted. Going to paint room light coral with apple green and white furniture, art. Yeah, bright and zippy. Our room tends to be dark so want to lighten it up, especially for winter which gets pretty cold and snowy in Grand Junction, CO area. We live few miles west and the CO river is 2 miles south of our house. I’d like to stencil a feature wall so am deciding which wall and which stencil I’ll use. Gotta love it kids.

  • CESteam

    Thank you Jane Ellen for your comment.

    When ever you like a stencil, place the name of it in our blog, (search window) and most like it you will be able to see real stenciled works of art made by our customers.

    Please let us know if you have any questions stencil related.. :)


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