Vintage Hawaiian Fabric Couch Cover
Our Hawaiian fabric
is not only great for your bedroom, but our bark kahala fabrics are
also perfect for re-doing an old couch. We found this awesome four band
Hawaiian couch on Craigslist, and decided it definitely needed a make
over. The old owner was moving, and couldn't take it with her, so we
picked it up for quite a steal. It does need a little oil and a gentle
cleaning, but we also like the old vintage look it has.
The fabric we chose was one of our black birds of paradise patterns
since we knew our office couch would get a bit of traffic, and will hide
stains well. We didn't want to have the cushions entirely covered in
the fabric without a bit of piping to break up the design. We found a
solid green linen fabric that matched the tropical leaves in this
particular design pretty closely, and rolled it up to sew the piping
around the edges of each pillow. I also thought a solid black, purple,
or orange would make these couch cushions pop as well. Basically any
color used in the fabric would work in my opinion.
I also like this particular Hawaiian fabric design because it comes in
three different colorways, so it was easy to sew up a couple of
coordinating throw pillows to toss on our new couch. We used the red
colorway for the toss pillows, but I think some solid color coordinating
dec pillows would be great, or we also liked the contrast of using one
of our Banana Leaf blue throw pillows on our side chair.
Feel free to browse our selection of vintage Hawaiian fabrics
online, or feel free to stop by our office, and check out our fabrics
in person. You are more than welcome to take home a swatch, and get a
Check out this old rattan couch that was re-done with Bark Kahala fabric. It really brought out the beauty of the aged bamboo, and coordinates extremely well with the texture of this vintage Hawaiian fabric. The neutral bamboo color makes it easy to decorate around, almost any darker shades will work well, and make your tropical textiles stand out.
These particular couch cushions are great because they are reversible. You simply flip them over, and you have a completely different Hawaiian fabric on the other side. The black sides, and piping work well with either side, so whatever mood you are in, you will always have a beach side spot on the lounge waiting for you.
We can also do matching or coordinating full length window curtains to keep the aloha vibe through out your room. In the picture above you can see a simple tropical fern window curtain that is also a neutral color scheme, which helps to match with the two Bark Kahala fabrics used for the couch cushion make over. Also a matching side table made out of bamboo or rattan will easily remind you of Waikiki beach, and drinking Mai-Tai's relaxing in the sun, and taking a leisurely stroll down the beach.