I have a few decor items that have special meaning. Other items I may particularly like because of the color, shape, or maybe even its function. These things I love for whatever reason are what I want to display in my home because….yes, they bring me joy. But sometimes they don’t make a big enough statement on their own. My solution? Placemats!
Although a placemat’s primary function is to protect your dinner table, think outside the box and use placemats to add texture and interest to your home decor. Placemats made of wicker or bamboo are my favorite type of placemat because of their strong textural element.
In this photo, you can probably figure out that I like the color turquoise. It’s my favorite color. The feature also has significance because its my symbol for angels, and I very much believe angels are with us all, always. There are stones surrounding the candle, and I feel they represent earth, along with fire represented by the candle. The mirror….I just like it. To give these pieces more prominence, I used some placemats that I think are interesting on their own.
Here are a few ideas to add a little decorative umpf to your home decorating using inexpensive placemats. May these ideas spark your creativity and bring you joy as you enhance your home decor.
Give Prominence to a Piece:
Position a decorative placemat behind a simple object. The placemat will draw attention and give that object a bigger presence in the room. This bamboo plant was the first gift given to my friend after the birth of her first child. Giving the plant more prominence in the room tells her guests that there’s something special about this plant.
This small candle sconce becomes a significant piece on a shelf display with the round placemat positioned behind it.
Placemat, or Art?
Some placemats have enough interest alone to make an interesting hanging art piece. Look how hanging three placemats in a row changes the look of the entire area.
The best part is I got these rectangular placemats on clearance at Walmart for a mere $1 each.