Sack attack

I’ll be the first to admit, I’m not really a trendsetter — but I’ll happily follow them if they seem to stick. And that’s how I fell for the old burlap sack.

Image via Etsy.com

I know burlap is soooo 2010, but I keep seeing it and have really become taken with the earthy textile, so long as it has a touch of whimsy or cool design.

Burlap, no doubt, came into style recently because it’s a natural and sustainable product. As more companies go green, creative designers are using materials in really innovative ways.

I first started seeing burlap used as a way to repurpose and refresh. And cute, French-boudoir-inspired accesories, such as chairs and pillows began flying off Etsy.

Image via Etsy.com

Then creative DIY’ers — not myself, of course — began making these amazing chairs. It’s all about the gorgeous print, usually something en francais.

Image via ettestudios.com

But now, the trend is everywhere because burlap is so versatile and simply chic. You can find tablerunners galore, curtains, tablecloths, and plenty of beach-inspired accessories.

I’m on the hunt for some lamps for my living room, and I’m not only looking for a nice burlap shade, but an interesting base. Love this amber lamp!

Image via Ballard Designs

 

And if I had the fabulous lifestyle I dream about, I’d go berserk for burlap covered walls. I love a wall texture done in the right way, like in this amazing room.

Image via annawolfson.com

 

Fashion has even taken a burlap cue. I love the tongue-and-cheek, “you’d even look great in a burlap sack” reference. But even the fashion diva Rachel Zoe takes it a bit too far. Oh well, if anybody can try it, she can.

Image via cortneygirl.onsugar.com

 

I take trends in tiny does when it comes to my personal style. Here’s the best way, in my opinion, to wear burlap — on your feet.

Image via fashionstylist.com

 

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Kim

Kim is a public relations pro by day, homebody by night. Kim worked as a newspaper features writer for more than a decade and she has written hundreds of stories on others' homes. But she is still discovering her own style. Kim and her husband are renovating their late-1950s home, making it their own. For Kim, staying home is a destination. She frequently entertains friends and family, so keeping it simple and comfortable is important (with the exception of her closets – her shopping and bargain-hunting habits take up some serious space). Kim’s perfect place is snuggled up in her PJs eating a homemade meal in front of the TV with her husband.

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  1. Leah H.

    love the burlap covered walls! thought it was paint until i looked closely. wondering if burlap billows would look good layered with pastels? or dusty lavender or pink? you’ve got me thinking!

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  2. Leah H.

    *pillows. or billows. whatevs 😉

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  3. Jessica G

    I want that wall in my bedroom……. How can I do that?

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