6 Ways To Give Your Windows A Makeover
We show you easy and affordable ways to do it without using curtains
Contrary to popular belief, curtains aren’t the only way to dress up your windows. Just like everything in your interior design, you can always find a unique alternative for something traditional with a little creativity! If you don’t like the idea of using heavy drapes to achieve privacy or cover up a less-than-attractive outdoor space, here are some ideas you can try:
1. Try monogrammed fabric panels.
Give your dining room a more formal look by using fabric panels (you can use the standard, store-bought 60” width or a narrow width for a customized look) monogrammed with your initials to make it more personal. Hang the panels from a curtain rod and make sure they drape all the way to the floor.
2. Replace blinds with recycled prepaid cards.
Ditch the office-issue blinds and replace them with a fab DIY idea: collect pre-paid cards, punch holes at the center of each edge, and link the cards together using paper clips. You can leave them as is for a quirky look or you can spray paint it for added sparkle.
3. Play with color.
A reading corner doesn’t have to look so serious—give it a playful air by creating a curtain of ribbons in different colors. Tie each strip of ribbon around a curtain rod; there’s no rhyme or reason when it comes to the arrangement—just have fun with it!
4. Mix and match materials.
Put your collection of scarves to good use by channeling a bohemian vibe and mix them all together for a no-fuss, makeshift curtain. Simply drape them over a curtain rod, or for a neater look, stitch a two-inch hem on top of each fabric and thread it along the rod.
5. Go dainty.
Dig up your grandma’s old doilies and stitch them together to create a curtain. This delicate looking window treatment looks especially sweet in a nursery—use it in place of sheer white curtains under heavier drapes.
6. Try stickers.
Window adhesives may look a little kitschy on big windows, but they are a surprising addition to jalousie windows. All you have to do is cut the adhesives, which come in rolls, into strips to fit each length of glass—such a pretty focal point in a colorful home.
Read the original article (Curtain (Re)Call) in the January-February 2010 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App. Log on to summitnewsstand.com.ph/real-living for more details.
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