Knitted Home Decor Ideas
With a broad range of colours, textures and twists, knitted home décor ideas have contributed to creating a warm and cosy home that doesn’t look like it’s been taken over by your grandmother. If you don’t want knitted fabric, you can incorporate knitted high-tension stainless steel thread as one of your home décor items. Here we list some ideas:
Pouffes provide both comfort and function. The pouffe is a seat, a foot stool and a coffee table. Pouffes are adaptable, versatile and eye-catching. Knitted pouffes are spectacular precisely because of their versatility, and many designers are reinterpreting this furnishing to find new patterns and shapes. Pouffes can be cubes, but they can also be knitted to look like a mushroom or a rose.
The bedroom is probably the most obvious room in the house for knitted furnishings, creating a warm and welcoming environment. Here is where knitted home accents have the potential to relax and calm you before sleep.
Knitted bean bags
For uncompromising comfort, bean bags are a cross between an armchair and a bed. We’ve all seen bean bags made out of different fabrics, but there is just something special about a knitted bean bag. Textured and patterned, contemporary bean bag chairs look amazing in airy interiors, serving as a stylish focal point.
Modern techniques have reinterpreted the bean bag for the twenty-first century. Part relaxing comfort, part art installation, an oversized resting place with knitted threads the size of pool noodles pay homage to the shape of a knitted piece that you would usually see in the construction of a coat or a carpet.
If you prefer to have more support whilst relaxing, a Bdoja (meaning “knot”) chair provides a modern interpretation of textile and techniques used in Oaxaca, Mexico. The chair has a steel frame with chunky cotton cord wrapped around it. The chair gives the promise of comfort and reflects the designer’s belief that high quality and durability will reduce unnecessary consumption.
If you have the space in your home other ideas include a chaise lounge in a similar design that combines durable ash wood with oversized cords woven on a steel frame. Other ideas are a knitted chair that allows you to cuddle up in a blanket, that is part of the chair, to read a good book. A blanket chair wraps you in the knitted sweater-like material that is both removable and adjustable.
Knitted cushions are perfect for winter in particular, with hand knitted designs available from countries around the world to add the touch of another culture into your home. You can also have cushions that embrace chunky knit look for a three-dimensional look.
Stools with knitted wool tops, coverings or wool-dressed legs are a fun, rural-inspired way to decorate your home and creates a cosy ambience. Wool and other soft materials can be knitted into a range of furnishings, even contemporary ones.
Stools with four simple, slim legs can be covered with chunky knit covers that are visually appealing, but also comfortable to the touch. Use patterned surfaces, such as cream flowers and you’ll be reminded of sheep. Artistic sheep that you can sit on.
Illuminations through knitted patterns
Knitted lights have become a growing part of interior home décor. Whilst they are a challenge to create, artists have displayed great creativity with ideas including textured felt lamp-shades, lights within knitted ‘socks’ and re-purposed Christmas lights covered by loose knit fabrics.
Choose from a broad range of colourful knitted rugs to lay in a minimalist space. The warmth of a knitted rug will soften the décor in a minimalist space with intricate patterns in natural colours easy to display whilst also creating a sense of cosiness.
A trendy solution for large, blank walls is to display your love for knitting with a creative knitted wallpaper that adds both texture and depth.
Knitted home decorations
For smaller wall decorations that are unusual, consider decorating your home with knitted anatomy, from hand-knitted brains to felted neurons. Other ideas include faux taxidermy that provokes creativity in shape, materials, colours, textures or animal representations, created with a domestic knitting machine.