Dying to be Creative: How to Easily Add a Pop of Colour to a Bedroom

Dylon Sanders

If you’re dying to spruce up your bedroom or your kid’s room but have been putting it off because your budget doesn’t quite allow for it yet then think about doing a quick, easy and affordable spruce until a complete makeover is more realistic. One way to transform a bedroom quickly and without much spend is to take a look at the bed or table linen. Sure buying all new linen can be an expensive exercise but dying your linen isn’t! The WomenStuff team and Sanders takes a look at how you can transform your bedroom with a little bit of dye and a lot of creativity.

When your bed or table linen seems tired but still has plenty of wear left in it there’s no need to throw it away or leave it gathering dust in your linen cupboard. Transforming your existing linen is a great way to save money while also creating something unique that you might not have been able to find in stores. Introducing colour is the simplest and most effective way to change a room’s ambience. A whoosh of colour will easily bring a boring old piece of linen back to life and, using some traditional dying techniques can help to add that instant exclusivity and personal touch that you want.

In the 60s and 70s home-dying was a huge trend and using textile techniques such as tie-dying and batik created one- of-a kind designs on fashion textiles, table and bed linens. Imagination and clever colour combinations were seen in every home and there wasn’t a space that didn’t have its own unique personal touch. Fast forward to 2015 and this trend is emerging again (yay!) And, the great news is that making a change with colour in your home or wardrobe has never been easier.

Dylon dye

Sanders South Africa saw this emerging trend and imported a range of Dylon dyes in 14 different colours from sunflower yellow, to goldfish orange, jeans blue, lime green, purple, red and more. Using this top-quality dye South Africans can transform their linens like never before. The WomenStuff team got to see the dye’s handy work first hand and loved how vibrant the colours are. The dye is available from their Cape Town show room so pop in and say hi to get your hands on this fabulous product.

If you’re not too sure about using dye then start by introducing a touch of colour here. Once you are comfortable dying a cushion cover or something small then you can go wild and try tie-dying a duvet cover and pillowcases for a room that is instantly freshened and inviting. Do some research on different dying techniques online and then have some fun trying them in your own home.

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Sanders’ example in the pictures uses an ancient Japanese technique called Shibori, where the cloth is given a three-dimensional form by folding, crumpling, stitching, plaiting, or plucking and twisting. The varying ways of using this method can create a gloriously unique design that can make all the difference.

For more fabulous bedroom decor ideas visit the Sanders South Africa website.

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