New look

Is your home’s interior outdated and boring?

Do you often walk into other people’s homes and wished you had decorated your own in a different way? If so, then it’s time to update your interior and turn your home into the one of your dreams. If you’ve got a flair for the dramatic, incorporating damask into your decorating scheme can make your rooms feel more “you“.

Here are five easy ways to bring damask decor into your home:

1.Wall Coverings

Because damask wall coverings are bold, they can easily overpower a room. Instead of covering each wall of your room with damask wallpaper, choose an accent wall to cover. Popular choices are the walls that surround a fireplace or the wall that is home to your flat screen television. Pull a color out of your wall covering, or choose a complimentary color, for the other walls in the room. This is the perfect way to breathe new life into a room without making it feel suffocating.


It’s easy to find draperies made of damask fabric. Before you choose to hang damask draperies, you should keep in mind that they are often heavy and can weigh down a window, looking a bit out of place. Damask draperies look best on large windows that have some height to them. If your windows are small, consider hanging a sheer curtain and keeping your damask draperies pulled back to allow the light to shine through. This will prevent your draperies from appearing too formal for your tiny windows.


If you’re handy with a sewing machine, making your own covers for the throw pillows on your couch and chairs is incredibly easy. Head down to your local fabric store and pick out your favorite damask material. Sew it into a case for your pillows and instantly transform your furniture into modern marvels. The key to choosing your own fabric is to pick a color that compliments the shade of your room. The damask is strong enough on its own to draw attention; you don’t want it to clash with your room.


Most people don’t think about turning their interior doors into focal points. If you find a damask stencil and paint your door, that’s exactly what you’ll turn it into. While damask fabric is traditionally three-dimensional and paint is not, if you have paneled doors, they will have dimension enough. Paint your door in one solid color and add stenciling in white, black or gray.


The bed is the masterpiece of any well-decorated bedroom. Why not take it a step further and add damask bedding? You can find damask bedding ensembles in virtually every color of the rainbow, making it easy to find a set that matches the current color of your room. If your bedroom is itching for a greater transformation, choose your bedding first and then paint your walls in a coordinating color.

Damask is a tastefully dramatic way to decorate your interior.

No matter your favorite color, you can find damask fabric, wall paper and bedding for your home. When you’re one decorating, it will finally be your home that people are envious of.

Sally Ford writes for design blogs. Furniture, pillows and drapes look fabulous when made with damask fabric.