I say heat transfer, and you think t-shirts, right? Right.
We’ve been programmed to think that heat transfer machines are made for creating creative, custom t-shirt prints that reflect who we are, what we love, and what we stand for.
But when you stop and think about it, heat transfer machines can practically print any design on any fabrics.
So why not use that to our benefit and diversify a little?
Home decoration projects can be a fun for any of us, as it gives you a chance to channel your inner creativity and adds an individualized touch to your home.
Aside from shopping through hundreds of designs and items, mixing and matching away, why not display your own favorite designs?
With a little bit of research, you can choose the best heat press machine that matches your needs, and actually create your own personalized home accessories, unique enough to impress your visitors.
Perky Place Mats
Hosting dinner? Why not surprise your guests with funky place mats that you’ve created yourself?
The designs can be anything from cool pictures of your instagrammable culinary creations, to appetizing foodie quotes, to warm welcoming statements.
You can even create themes with a bunch of sets, so your summer dinners with friends and Christmas family dinners equally stand out.
There’s not better way to decorate your comfy sofa than with a few throw pillows here and there, adding some extra padding for comfort as well.
But you don’t have to stick to the mass-made options available at your local retail store.
Buy some plain cushion covers in the colors that go with your décor palette, and go nuts!
Your cushions can carry cozy pictures of your favorite homey items like steaming cups of hot cocoa and comforting teddy bears, to clever geeky statements, song lyrics, and book and movie quotes that will double as conversation starters for your guests.
Another suitable piece can be your shower curtain, for it represents a plain canvas ready for your creativity to cover it.
Print a unique pattern that you can’t find at the store, or create funky reading materials for bathroom time; a cheeky comic strip, an informational fact about water pipes, or even a physics equation can be an innovative addition to your otherwise basic outer shower curtain.
Throw blankets are an essential item in every living room or guest room, especially when it gets chilly out there.
So why not make those warm, trusty companions fun and memorable? Opt for comfortable, eye-pleasing designs for those evening in front of the TV, or patterns conducive to relaxation that leads the way to dreamland.
You can also print lovable cartoons and superheroes for the kids, and trust me, they won’t resist nap time like they used to.
The sky’s the limit when it comes to creating your own custom designs for home décor, but always remember that less is more.
Stay away from flashy designs that might clutter the room if you already have a lot of accessories and décor items lying around.
But if the rest of your home is minimalistic, then you can go wild creating one or two statement pieces for each room.
In all cases, bring out the artist in you and enjoy the project!