Embellish store bought curtains with these east DIY ideas!
Unless you live in a beautiful penthouse or beach home, rooms usually look unfinished without them. Unfortunately, whether they are off the shelf or custom-made, really good looking curtains are generally very pricey.
While I can sew and do, very often actually, I don't love it. In fact, if I can find a way to avoid spending extended periods of time with my sewing machine and its temperamental bobbin, I do...but I also love the look of a custom draperies. So what's a girl to do?
One of my favorite decorating cheats is embellishing store bought curtains. A designer look can be achieved without the expense of swanky fabrics, labor costs or the commitment involved when making the whole thing from scratch. Can't sew, you say, no problem, there are ways around that as well.
I start by scouring the clearance bins for a style/ color I like. Then I visit the discount fabric store for some sort of trim or embellishment that I think would really enhance the style. Sometimes I add beads, like in my living room, other times it's lace or ribbon, whatever catches my eye.
I do sew my embellishments on, since I want them to stay put for the long haul and through laundering. However, they can just as easily be attached with a glue gun or no sew iron tape.
I have used both, but I have those items dry cleaned or just gently shake them out. I don't trust them in the washing machine. See, super easy, very quick and done in a jiffy.
Check out my Window Treatments board on Pinterest if you are looking for some great inspiration and ideas to jazz up some curtains of your own!
If you are looking for a more custom look, check out my box pleat valance.
Do you cut corners or am I the only lazy one out there?
I would love to know!
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