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The trend towards turning your backyard or outdoor space into an exotic getaway hasn’t lost much momentum since it started a few years ago. The look, whether it’s Morroccan, Balinese or East-Asian usually involves a lot of fabric. And while outdoor fabrics are fabulous, they’re expensive — and if next year you want to switch from Turkish to Texan, you’ll have to invest in a whole new collection of throw pillows and table linens.
That’s why I suggest thinking outside the box and buying your fabrics outside of a decor store. Unless you have a teenaged daughter — or are a teenager — you probably don’t visit stores like Forever 21 very often but these fast fashion stores carry a wide selection of accessories, including vibrantly-coloured on-trend scarves at bargain prices, like the ones below.
The long rectangular scarves are between 60 inches and 74 inches so make perfect table runners, and the square scarves are almost 3 feet square and could be overlapped to create a multi-textured tablecloth or could be sewn into bright pillow cases. Use our Pillow Slip Project Plan to make your own.