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Turn fabric into artwork. Extra-large prints look fabulous on a wall, but prints this size can be hard to find and expensive. For a DIY alternative, buy oversize canvases and cover them with a beautiful fabric. The large-scale patterned fabric here is dramatic in this dining room.
How-to: Head to your local fabric store and buy enough fabric to cover the canvas (use the dimensions of your canvas plus 3 inches more on all sides). Stretch your fabric around the canvas and hold it in place as you staple the fabric to the back.
Start with a few staples in the center of one side and continue with the opposite side and ends, gently keeping the fabric taut as you work toward the corners. Fold the corners under as you would if you were wrapping a package.
Install a lampshade with a fun pattern.
Turn up the color volume at your rectangular dining table by adding an upholstered chair on both ends.
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To cut the "woodsy" feeling you can also try a table runner. A powerful patterned runner also reduces the décor you need on top of your table.
Learn how to make a table runner
Adding a double dose of ottomans in a colorful fabric will multiply the design confidence of your room.