Embroidered patches, you know, the iron-on ones you find on many a denim jacket worn by teenagers and motorcycle gangs, are a relatively simple way to add a touch of individuality to an item of clothing.
They can even be used to spruce up a plain piece of luggage like a suitcase, to make it easier to spot among the several hundred others that look the same. Thus, cutting down the amount of time it takes to get onto that holiday destination or home and out of the airport.
3 Ways to Use Embroidered Patches When Decorating Your Home
Embroidered patches don’t have to be reserved for just customizing clothes and accessories. They can, for instance, with a little thought and imagination, be used as interesting ways to decorate your home.
While you pull your chin up from the floor, traditionalists, let us give you some great tips and suggestions for using these easy, but effective accessories for giving your home an even more individual look and feel.
1. Patch Up the Walls
Rather than relying on the wallpaper to do the talking in your home, why not opt for a plainer wall covering as a base. Such as a clean coat of cream pain or non-patterned wallpaper. Then, if you’ve been involved in the scouts or girl scouts in the past or your kids were when they were younger, you could use all those old patches they achieved to decorate and celebrate those achievements.
Even if you’ve never or your kids have never been involved in something like the scouts, there are still other patches you could use to emphasize the theme of the rooms in your home. If you have a very homely living room, for example, with lots of plants and flowers. Could you not use some tasteful flower patches at key points on the walls?
In children’s bedrooms, you could use iron-on patches of their favorite characters from TV shows and films. That is just the tip of the iceberg really when it comes to the versatility and multiple applications on the walls of your homes, embroidered patches could fulfill.
2. Decorative Cushions and Pillows
If your house is full of lots of pillows and cushions or you are considering investing in more, you may find that the most intricately designed are more expensive.
Especially if they are handmade. You could save a lot of money, therefore, investing in some plain colored pillows and cushions and then adding a touch of glamour and interest to them by using embroidered patches.
3. Creative Koozies
Give that man in your life the beer koozie of their dreams by using an embroidered patch to bring an otherwise plain one to life. Think about what they like and use that as an inspiration of the design.
Really, we hope you can see just how unfair and unjust it is to resign embroidered patches to just scouts, motorcyclist gang members, and punks. Thinking outside the box, you can put them to good use in many places and different ways around your home.