ISSUE 84  |  In the Art Studio

5 Quick Fixes: Canvas Drop Cloths as Instant Decor

August 05, 2013 11:00 AM

BY Julie Carlson

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One of the easiest—and most underutilized—interior design strategies? Drape your furniture in simple cotton canvas painter’s drop cloths.

Above: Wrapped in a drop cloth, a sofa becomes a Christo-like work of art; this one is in antique store owner Hitoshi Uchida’s home in Kamakura, Japan. Photo via The Selby.

Above: A chair is invitingly rumpled, via OWI.

Above: A covered chair from Le Dans La.

Above: An instant bedspread, via Kikette Interiors. Although this one appears to be linen, a laundered painter’s drop cloth would also work.

Above: The draped sofa adds a casual note to a potentially formal space; photo by Jim Franco.

Above: At the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs, beds are draped in covers resembling drop cloths from Free City in Malibu.

Above: Cotton canvas drop cloths are available from several online sources. Ace Hardware offers heavyweight Canvas Drop Cloths in several sizes, ranging in price from $25.99 to $35.99.

N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on March 13, 2009.