First, a couple of quick tips for those of you worried that hanging curtains will make your room look smaller…
- Always hang your curtains all the way to the ceiling, and far enough apart that the curtains totally clear the windows when open.
- If using a solid fabric, use a color similar in value to the wall. The closer it matches the wall, the more it will visually disappear.
- If using a pattern, use one with a white background. It just looks fresh! Oh, and the white visually expands space.
- Don’t get fussy. We aren’t talking the pleated, traditional drapes of the past here. Keep it light!
Our feature project above, is from Summer at ‘Simple Stylings’. I love her tutorial for her
From Kelly at ‘View Along the Way’, make your own look with her
Laura at ‘The Soulful House’ has another take on
Sarah from ‘The Yellow Cape Cod’ went a step farther with her
Ok, let’s go a new direction here. How about this really feminine,
One of the biggest problems we have when using curtains is “how do they look from outside”? We are going to jump back over to Kelly at ‘View Along the Way’ ’cause she has this great tutorial on
Want something with a little more glam? Try the tutorial for
Want fast? Try these
Looking for inexpensive? Try using burlap! This
We saw this idea for using a braid technique on ‘
Lastly, a quick idea for a creative way to hang your curtains… try using rope like in this photo by ‘