10 WAYS TO USE AFRICAN MUDCLOTH

March 06, 2016

I have all the heart eyes for Mudcloth. It's black and white - so classic. And it's geometric - I love a good geometric pattern. Mud cloth is an African fabric dyed with plant dyes and painted with fermented mud. Here's a great article on DesignSponge  that talks about everything you need to know about Mudcloth. Read it, but come back won't you?

Most of the time these textiles are made into lovely pillows and there are several wonderful boutiques and Etsy stores selling them.

However, in the fictional scenario that you have enough pillows... wait, don't freak out! I said fictional. Well, here are 10 other ways to include mud cloth in your dรฉcor.

1) UPHOLSTER FURNITURE WITH MUD CLOTH

Buy some mudcloth, take out your staple guns and upholster your own chair! If you don't want to D-I-Y, you can still B-U-Y at stores like Urban Outfitters, One Kings Lane or World Market.




2) MUDCLOTH TAPESTRY:

This Etsy shop Geometric Ink sells Mud cloth wall hangings and is an affordable way to get the look without spending a ton.


Or you could go bold with a bigger tapestry.



3) MUDCLOTH THROWS:

Drape this fabric over chairs, sofas or bedding to make an easy throw.


4) MUDCLOTH EARRINGS:

Yes this is real! And you can buy these from the Etsy Store WoodYouWear. Would you wear?


5) MUDCLOTH WINDOW TREATMENTS:

Add pizzaz to your windows with these drapes.

                                  Modern Curtains by Columbus Bedding & Bath Anitavee's Home Dรฉcor
 
6) MUDCLOTH BEDDING

If sitting on a mudcloth chair just doesn't cut it for you, take it up a notch and sleep on one like this.

 
7) PAINT A MUDCLOTH WALL:
 
Whitney of Heavy Threads takes the prize for creativity with this mud cloth inspired wall. That is some serious DIY and you can read the How-to on her blog.
 
 
8) DIY YOUR OWN MUDCLOTH FABRIC:
 
Jenni of I Spy DIY made this fabric out of black dye and a bleach pen!  It looks as real as the original and you can read her tutorial here.
 
 
 9) MUDCLOTH COFFEE MUG:

Add some kick to your mornings, by drinking out of a mudcloth coffee mug.
 
 10) MUDCLOTH WALLPAPER:

Craving a Black  & White geometric pattern for your walls? Well you can now buy Mudcloth Wallpaper from Spoonflower!

 
 
 
These are just a select few - but while researching this article I found Mucloth bowties, Mudcloth Chuck Taylors, mudcloth bikini, mudcloth pottery, mudcloth headwraps ... I could go on.

If you brain is not muttering 'Mud cloth..' in an endless loop just yet, here is a great article on 20 more ways to use Mudcloth. Read that, and I bet you will be where I am now.
 
Mud cloth.. Mud cloth.. Mud cloth....

The classic Black & White  duo and the geometry makes it versatile enough to fit into any design style.  
 
Cheers,
Vinaya

P.S:
Mud cloth.. Mud cloth.. Mud cloth...... Somebody stop me!

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8 comments

  1. Ha ha I liked it!! Now I hv started... Mud cloth .. Mud cloth.......

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  2. Love this post Vin! I was going to share a similar post next week! haha great minds think alike. I shared your post on my FB page https://www.facebook.com/CasaWatkinsBlog/ but for some reason it won't let me tag you to the page??

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    1. Oh thankyou Stephanie! And I would love to read yours! Kinda digging mudcloth now.:)
      Thanks so much for sharing !! I just saw that u were able to tag me! Thanks so much ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜

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  3. Haha! Mud cloth. Mud cloth. Mud cloth. Those curtains are awesome dn my mind is churning a mile a minute for that wall treatments.

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    1. Ha ha , glad to know you enjoyed it Corrina!:)

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  4. Love it all! The mud cloth bedding is especially gorgeous.

    (P.S. Got here via design sponge home tour!)

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    1. Hello Jillian! Thank you so much for stopping by and taking time to leave a comment! :)

      Isn't the bedding great? I would feel like royalty if I had that!

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