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As we continue our look at new and innovative ways to use patchwork for our soft furnishings and décor today we take a look at statement headboards – made, of course, in patchwork. This relatively simple headboard can be made to compliment or co-ordinate with your bedroom's décor and colour scheme. It's a great way to introduce patchwork into your home and a perfect soft furnishing project for beginners or the more adept.

The fabrics you chose should be a mix of colours and patterns which compliment each other. The size of the headboard can be as large and grandiose as you wish. The basis of the board can be made using MDF board or if you already have a headboard which is a little out-dated you can use that as the basis. The size of the squares can also be as large or as small as you wish – just so long as you make the headboard proportionate to your bed and the size of your bedroom. It's also a good idea to use luxury fabrics such as silkaccent pillow case baby canvas living room deco, satin and velvet.

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If you have velvet curtains try and find a colour match so that the look flows through your bedroom. Likewise, ready made roman blinds or curtains can also be used to bring cohesion and balance to your bedroom. Allow plenty of padding or wadding (both available from online fabric retailers) to give the squares definition as well as comfort. The trickiest part of making the headboard will be ensuring that each of the squares has the same amount of padding and that each piece of fabric has it's edges tucked neatly underneath to give a professional look.

It may take a couple of attempts to get the look right, however, once you've mastered the technique you should find that this soft furnishing project can be completed in a weekend – just be sure to have a staple gun, glue gun, soft furnishing tacks and tools gathered together so that you're not wasting time trying to improvise – improvisation is okay but the completed headboard will look far more stylish when a little time and perseverance is given to make the end result as perfect as it can be. Try making your own patchwork headboard and wait for the wonderful comments from family and friends – this soft furnishing project will be a fresh new look to your bedroom and give you a lot of satisfaction.

Mexican interiors are all about colour based on earth tones as the backdrop against vibrant colours such as yellow, indigo, orange and crimson. If you want to create a Mexican themed interior you can't be afraid of colour, rather like hot chillies you select the reddest and hottest and accept the consequences! Bright, bold patterns are also typical of this style especially on curtain fabrics, while furniture tends to be more rustic with wood and metal working along side each other.

Almost two years ago now we took our first try at making Soy candles in baby food jars. Today we will take it a step further by making soy candles in beautiful and unique tea cups. With Christmas quickly approaching these are perfect to give as a gift or use as party favors. You could even make them inside coffee mugs for those manlier guests. It’s way easier than you think…Find out how to make tea cup candles after the jump…How to Make a Tea Cup Candle

It’s time of the year to light-up your home, your patio, your garden. A well-lit home is something we all want during Diwali. Candles,diyas, lights and outdoor lanterns are used in every household to set the right ambience. Other than the religious significance, lighting-up your house for Diwali becomes important for all the social gatherings. Diwali is one festival when people plan parties at home and meet their friends and relatives. So, if outside gatherings are your preference, then it becomes all the more important to light-up your home, appropriately.