4 Easy Ways To Incoporate Ikats Into Your Decor

Intriguing Ikats: How To Incorporate This Unique Print Into Your Decor

With origins in Southeast Asia and the Middle East, Ikat and Suzani patterns derive from ancient techniques used to weave, dye, and sew intricate and brightly colored fabrics. Ikat, which comes from the Malaysian verb meaning “to tie,” refers to the dying process in which sections of the yarns are tied off and then dyed. Suzani, which stems from the Persian word for “needle,” was originally made by sewing together narrow strips of embroidered fabric. Because each section was embroidered by a different tribe member, the finished fabric formed one large asymmetrical design.

Today, the production processes have changed but the designs remain true to the ancient traditions. Incorporate an Ikator Suzani fabric or wallpaper into your decor and embrace the invigorating effect of these exotic patterns.

Enhance An Eclectic Living Room

Decorators Best Ikat Suzani Fabric Design Inspiration Elle Decor
Photo via Elle Decor

Suzani fabrics transform a boring sofa into a knockout focal point. Pair Art Deco and contemporary art with global fabrics to recreate this well-curated apartment. Use Suzani accent pillows throughout the space to tie the different styles together. These Suzani fabrics will enhance an eclectic space or stand on their own:

Kravet Nomad Chic Collection Bursa Suzani Bronze Fabric 30566 616
Kravet Bursa Suzani – Bronze Fabric
Lee Jofa Karenza Collection Mevlevi Ruby Fabric 2012123 945
Lee Jofa Mevlevi – Ruby Fabric
Lee Jofa Karenza Collection Emir Ruby Plum 2012131 910
Lee Jofa Emir – Ruby/Plum Fabric
Hill Brown Grand Pamir Rust Fern Gold HB413-7
Hill Brown Fabric – Grand Pamir – Rust Fern Gold

Enliven A Contemporary Dining Room

Decorators Best Ikat Suzani Fabric Interior Design Inspiration
Photo via Houzz

Enliven a modern dining room with a large pink and orange Ikat fabric. Adding an ethnic textile to a modern room gives the space a diverse and well-traveled flair. Create a one-of-a-kind dining experience with these Ikat fabrics and a brick wallpaper:

Kravet Ikat Fabric 32213 712
Kravet 32213 – 712 Fabric
Lee Jofa Karenza Collection Fez Tangerine Ikat Fabric 2012132 12
Lee Jofa Fez – Tangerine Fabric
York Wallpaper Stuccoed Brick PA5466
York Stuccoed Brick – PA5466 Wallpaper

Transform A Traditional Hallway

Decorators Best Ikat Wallpaper Glamorours World Travel Design Inspiration
Photo via Jenn Feldman Designs

Ethnic wallpapers create a sophisticated and welcoming ambiance when printed in metallic hues and paired with complimentary brass accents. Add a sense of mystery to your glamorous dressing room or hallway with a metallic Ikat wallpaper:

Schumacher Wallpaper Tashkent Ikat Silver 5000990
Schumacher Taskent Ikat – Silver Wallpaper
Schumacher Wallpaper Byzantium Collection Tokat Graphite 5005982
Schumacher Tokat – Graphite Wallpaper
Schumacher Wallpaper Byzantium Collection Kasari Ikat Silver 5005993
Schumacher Kasari Ikat – Silver Wallpaper

Brighten A Color Blocked Room

Decorators Best Elegant Ikat Suzani Interior Design Inspiration
Photo via Lilly Bunn

Simple and elegant, solid colors and textures look timeless when paired with traditional elements like simple white valances, a wooden quatrefoil mirror, and a brass coffee table.  Orange velvet paired with white and purple Ikatspop against a lavender grasscloth wallpaper. Transform your sitting room into a luxe retreat with these Ikat and textured fabrics and wallpaper:

Kravet Upholstery Fabric Purple Ikat 31446 10
Kravet 31446 – 10 Fabric
Schumacher Essential Wallcoverings Collection Haruki Sisal Lavender Wallpaper 5004714
Schumacher Haruki Sisal – Lavender Wallpaper
Clarence House Hill Brown Fabric Patola - Violette HB408-2
Hill Brown Fabric – Patola – Violette
Robert Allen Fabric Plaid Ikat Eggplant
Robert Allen Plaid Ikat – Eggplant Fabric
Fabricut Fabric Luxury Velvet Orange Crush 2579552
Fabricut Luxury Velvet – Orange Crush Fabric

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