Kantha Inspired Decorating Ideas

Last week I shared the latest item in my newest collection – a green patterned kantha blanket. Many of you mentioned you’d never heard of kantha before so today I’m sharing more examples of kantha inspired decorating.

Blue and White Bedroom with Kantha BlanketPhoto by

 

Kantha is a very simple type of embroidery used to sew pieces of worn saris together. Rather than throw out clothing, the women make beautiful pieces of a thin, quilt-type fabric primarily seen on blankets and pillows.

Boho Chic Bedroom in Dark ColorsPhoto by Coombs Design

 

I’m totally loving this idea of laying a kantha blanket on each outside chair so everyone has their own to enjoy. The fabric is so soft and light weight – perfect for somewhat cool evenings.

Outdoor Dining on Deck with Kantha BlanketsPhoto by Bardes Interiors

 

Since a sari is made out of a variety of colors and patterns, you’ll find the fun prints reflected in bedding. They’re perfect for mixing and matching.

Asian Inspired Bedroom Photo by RedAgape Blog

 

The reverse side of a kantha blanket is almost always a coordinating but different pattern and color. This bedspread uses the same color palette for both sides, but a different print. So you can go bold or discreet.

Light Colored Kantha Blanket in Modern BedroomPhoto by Maud interiors

 

If you’re lucky, you’ll find the art of kantha used for furniture upholstery, like this charming love seat in a boho chic room.

Love Seat Upholstered in KanthaPhoto by Hado Photo

 

I find the colors and patterns so pretty and interesting. I also treasure that women took the time to hand stitch each and every one. Aren’t these perfect for the summer season?

Kantha Blankets in Summer ColorsShop products on Houzz

You’ll find more stores carrying items made with kantha fabric as it continues to rise in popularity. You’re sure to find a pattern and color to suit your mood!

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3 Comments

  1. I love the whole concept of what these represent and the colors are so pretty and cheerful.

  2. These fabrics are so beautiful and reflect the personality of those who originally created them. I love the outdoor use where each diner at the table has their own kantha to ward off the chill.

  3. Dedication has certainly been put into their projects. I have some pieces of fabric that could easily be blended together. I am thinking of lap quilts for ladies at nursing homes. Who knows I may have a new career ahead of me. lol