logo
g Text Version
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

dailyclick
Bored? Games!
Nutrition
Postcards
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

new
European Travel
Action Movies
Bible Basics
Houseplants
Romance Movies
Creativity
Family Travel


dailyclick
All times in EST

Clairvoyance: 08:00 PM

Full Schedule
g
g Home Ownership Site

BellaOnline's Home Ownership Editor

g

Spice Up Your Windows

Guest Author - Rose Mary

Are you bored with your window treatments? Do your windows look lifeless and dull? You find that the same old curtains and drapes are hanging year after year. Then it's time to get down to basics and have some fun. No one needs to dread looking at their windows.

Begin by thinking of windows as the jewelry that adorns a room. Windows can be adorned to be classy or they can fun. They can be dressed to be sophisticated or flowing and free. By using items that you find around the house, creating a look for your windows is fun and rewarding. Here are some ways to create a new look for any window in your home.

-Never throw out curtains or drapes. Panels can be used as toppers or scarves on just about any window. Use a different color than the panels on a window to make a window more noticeable.

-Inexpensive sheets can be made into window panels. There is usually enough material to make a valance, tabs, tiebacks or a scarf for the window. Even pillow cases can be used for kitchen or bathroom windows which are usually small. These are also easy to clean by just throwing them into the washing machine.

-Sew different panels of coordinating colors together to make totally new panels and new look.

-Use household items for tiebacks. Old earrings, rope, drawer pulls and even old utensils can make great tiebacks. You can even use the garland beads that are sold for Christmas trees.

-Only purchase curtains and drapes when they are at a deep discount. Then it's time to get creative. If a panel is too short, sew a matching color to the bottom or top and create a unique, one of a kind curtain that fits your window. This is a wonderful way to dress up a window at a low cost.

-If the ceilings are low, move the curtain rod closer to the ceiling to make the walls look taller. This is especially useful in the kitchen.

-Buy remnant material in colors that coordinate with your home. Remnants pieces are usually very inexpensive. These can be used to add length to curtain panels or to make valances.

-Are you a shade person? Then glue a decorative material to your shade to give it some life.

Decorating windows does not have to be a dreaded experience and an expensive adventure. Remember, if interior designers can have someone make window treatments, then you can be your own designer and make them too. It is fun and it is so rewarding to be in a room of your home, to look at the window and be able to say "I did that".

This site needs an editor - click to learn more!

Add Spice+Up+Your+Windows to Twitter Add Spice+Up+Your+Windows to Facebook Add Spice+Up+Your+Windows to MySpace Add Spice+Up+Your+Windows to Del.icio.us Digg Spice+Up+Your+Windows Add Spice+Up+Your+Windows to Yahoo My Web Add Spice+Up+Your+Windows to Google Bookmarks Add Spice+Up+Your+Windows to Stumbleupon Add Spice+Up+Your+Windows to Reddit




RSS | Related Articles | Editor's Picks Articles | Top Ten Articles | Previous Features | Site Map


For FREE email updates, subscribe to the Home Ownership Newsletter


Past Issues


print
Printer Friendly
bookmark
Bookmark
tell friend
Tell a Friend
forum
Forum
email
Email Editor


Content copyright © 2014 by Rose Mary. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Rose Mary. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact BellaOnline Administration for details.

g


g features
Homeownership is a Responsibility

Is a Refinance Right For You?

Should You Own a Home

Archives | Site Map

forum
Forum
email
Contact

Past Issues
memberscenter


vote
Poetry
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Less than Monthly



BellaOnline on Facebook
g


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2014 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


BellaOnline Editor