Cool Crochet? Yes, It's Possible
An old-fashioned favorite gets a sassy spin in bright colors and mod patterns, bringing homey warmth to modern rooms
Lisa Frederick May 10, 2012
Houzz Contributor. After journalism school, I fell into decorating media and immediately discovered a new passion. An Atlanta native, I spent several years as an editor for Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles magazine before making the leap to national publications and websites such as Houzz, Better Homes and Gardens and Southern Accents. I live in Birmingham, Alabama, with my husband and son, who’ve gotten used to coming home and finding the furniture rearranged. When I'm not dragging case goods across the floor, I enjoy good food and wine, college football, music of all kinds, and traveling.
Houzz Contributor. After journalism school, I fell into decorating media and immediately... More
I'll be the first to admit that when I think about crocheted accents, "chic" is not the first word that comes to mind. My train of thought runs more to tissue box covers and fluffy afghans. But with a savvy eye for design, crocheted accents can be a surprisingly stylish way to add color, texture and pattern to a space. Want proof? Take a look at the examples below.
Concentric squares give this throw pillow a mod mien that works perfectly with the midcentury look of the furniture.
Crocheted squares on the wall, strung like a garland, feel festive and upbeat.
Juxtaposed with retro-cool accents and an eclectic mix of furnishings, this crocheted bedcover takes on a bohemian flair.
Bright colors and bold patterns lend punch to a pile of pillows. In the same way that like objects grouped together create a greater impact, the similar palettes and motifs of these pillows strengthen their effect.
Cheeky and fun, this pair of bright chair covers would look right at home in a young girl's or a teen's room.
A rug with the look of crocheted squares stitched together ties in the colors of this living area and lays a casual foundation for the space.
Sweet, simple crocheted baskets add a minimalist chic to this hutch.
Simultaneously old-fashioned and youthful, this coverlet brightens a child's bedroom.
A pair of pillows injects a hint of updated crochet-style patchwork into this space. Their pattern provides just enough of a jolt without ruining the peaceful air.
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