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Design Trend: Macrame is Back!

Yesterday, I shared with you my recent visit to Anthropologie.  While there, I couldn’t help but think I was back in the 1970s because of all the macrame wall hangings on display.

I was just a young child in the 1970s, but I did my fair share of macrame-making at summer camp and at school.  I made bracelets and quite a few macrame hanging plant holders that my mother would pretend to like and would use to hold her spider plants.

The bohemian-style room has been popular for quite some time now, and such rooms often feature macrame. While I am not feeling the need to hop on the 1970s decorating bandwagon any time soon, I can definitely see the appeal of macrame.  Macrame adds some nice texture and naturalness to a space, and handmade items can bring a cozy feel to a home.

Here are some rooms that showcase macrame and other similar woven and/or knotted creations:

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Emily Henderson Living Room via Pinterest
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via Style Me Pretty
via The Glitter Guide
via The Glitter Guide

Large-scale macrame wall hangings are a great way to fill empty wall space such as that above a bed, as seen in the five images below.

via One Kings Lane

I like the contrast of the light-colored wall-hanging against the dark wall (below). The wall-hanging really brightens up the space.

via Apartment Therapy
via The Glitter Guide
via Domino
via Domino

Macrame decor is readily available. There are great selections at Urban Outfitters, West Elm, Anthropologie, and even Target. The most extensive collection and variety of macrame items that I found are at Etsy.

Would you consider adding macrame to your space?

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