How to Decorate Life with Colorful Ribbons


Are you someone who really appreciates decorations? Do you love small pops of color? Ribbons are the perfect addition to any occasion, even for everyday life. They can be as vibrant or as calm as you like, providing small details that everyone will appreciate. If you are looking for a way to redecorate or redesign, ribbons are a great first choice. They are relatively cheap and easy to remove or change if you get bored. If you want to learn how you can incorporate more ribbons into your life, read on!

Make decorations out of them

If you are planning a big event such as a birthday party or wedding, you might find yourself stretched on the budget. If you want your money to go a long way, ribbons are always a great choice. They are so versatile, they can fit any theme or color scheme. White and gold ribbon always looks great when used as wedding decorations. This is a classic combination that goes so well with almost everything. Even if you don’t want to use white and gold ribbon, you could also use white and the specific accent color of the wedding. Wrap the ribbon around the cake, bouquet, incorporate it into the tabletop decorations, the options are endless.


Ribbons are used at baby showers and gender reveals almost as much as they are at weddings. Pink and blue ribbons are an easy way to celebrate the new addition to the world. Don’t feel limited by the predetermined color palette – let your creativity shine in other ways. Utilize different shades or textures of the color in order to make your decorations pop. There are so many great ideas online for inspiration, all you need to do is have a quick look on Google.

If you are throwing a birthday party, you might want your ribbon decorations to be a little bolder and brighter. If you have the time, you can create a backdrop from ribbons. Backdrops are a necessity for any party, and they are a great way to ensure you capture the fun times forever. Use black satin ribbon for a classic backdrop that offers a classy, shiny finish. Black satin ribbon is often overlooked due to its dark tones, but it still has its uses. Alternatively, you could opt for something brighter, or use multiple colors for something totally fun and unique. Black and gold ribbon is a great contrasting combination that will stand out but still looks classy.

orange gift ribbonUse them to customize clothes

Ribbons aren’t just for decorations! Make your outfits a little more unique with ribbons, to create your own personal touch. If you want something cute and subtle, why not add a small bow to a t-shirt or tank top? This is a cute style that was made popular in the ’90s but is slowly creeping back into style. We recommend going for a baby blue satin ribbon for a truly nostalgic feel. Just create the bow in the size that you want, and use a needle and thread to stitch it into place. This is a super easy DIY project that only takes a couple of minutes, but can really transform any outfit.


Perhaps one of the easiest ways to use ribbons in your outfit is to use them to replace your shoelaces. This can immediately dress up plain, boring trainers into cute shoes that match the rest of your outfit. A practical option that still looks great is grey ribbon or black satin ribbon. These are dark neutral shades that should go well with most outfits, and won’t get dirty easily. Of course, you can always go all out with a bolder shade, depending on what look you’re going for. This trend looks the best when you use plain white sneakers, in order to make the most out of the contrasting ribbon.


Add ribbons to your special holidays

Every single holiday you can think of will be made better with ribbons. They are so inexpensive and easy to put up, perfect for just a single day of use. Use red and white ribbon to jazz up a sweet Valentine’s Day gift for your partner. You could even use the ribbons to create decorations that transform your home, perfect for if you have children that you want to celebrate your love with.


Everyone knows that a Fourth of July party is not complete without bold ribbon streamers. Deck your home out with blue, red and white ribbon to mark the patriotic occasion. Hang your ribbons outside, creating the perfect atmosphere outside so you can also enjoy the great weather. Thick, plain ribbons work best for outdoor decorations so that they can stand out as much as possible. We recommend opting for a sturdy material such as grosgrain for outdoors, while softer options such as satin or tulle should be used indoors.



Some basic tips for using ribbons

If you want to add ribbons to your life, remember that there are so many ways you can do this. Ribbons are such a versatile decoration, the sky is the limit. And the best thing about ribbons is that they are reusable. If you get bored with your ribbon decorations, you can simply change them around, or swap them for different colors.

Don’t be afraid to mix and match. In this case, the more the merrier. Combine sizes, colors, and textures to create decorations that are totally unique and representative of you. There is no wrong answer when it comes to ribbons, so let your imagination run wild. You can use two or more contrasting colors or different shades of the same color. Ribbons also look great if you use a base color such as black or white, and combine that with a brighter accent color, to make it stand out. Don’t be afraid to use patterns or lace either, because this can add a whole new dimension to your ribbons. Remember – there is no wrong way to do this!