With a new home we have some new opportunities to use some different design elements, and at Christmas time it seems to be the perfect time to try some things out.
One design element I actually wanted to do at my other home for several years, and never got around to doing was to use some sheer fabric, and swag it over the door way into the dining room.
Our new home has a nice large opening from the kitchen area to the great room. It measures 10 ft. wide by 9 ft. high.
My hubby got up on the ladder and the swagging began.
I decided to use green wreaths to contrast nicely with the white walls, and the white sheer voile fabric.
Once the wreaths were placed in the right position we were both surprised at how quickly it all came together.
I ordered a total of 12 yards. I needed almost 10 yds just to cover the opening so I allowed two more yards for the drape, and a slight puddling on the floor.
A friend of mine suggested I look at Fabric Wholesale Direct. I am sure glad she suggested it because the sheer voile fabric at 118 in. wide was only $2.79 a yard. So for under $45 I got a fabulous new addition to my Christmas decor.
It frames the great room perfectly and adds an elegance and it looks a bit ethereal to me.
Sometimes the simplest decor can be the most dramatic!!