Last updated on February 10th, 2022
When it comes to giving your home an instant makeover, there’s absolutely nothing better than upgrading your curtains! In fact, the right type of drapes can actually help in tying the décor of the room together single-handedly. However, whenever it comes to choosing a window treatment for our home, most of us tend to settle for very basic curtains. Ever wondered why?
How about letting the curtains in your room can act as statement pieces and lend personality to your home?
Here are 7 wonderful ways to give your home a facelift using curtains. Explore away!
1. Shibori Dyed Curtains
Shibori is an ancient Japanese dyeing technique in which an artist turns or folds a bit of white fabric, ties it, and then colors it with indigo. The outcomes are vibrant, strikingly designed fabrics. Additionally, Shibori is right now going through a decor renaissance and is a standout amongst the most available hand-dyed materials. For those hoping to add a touch of hand-dyed elegance to their home, a shibori-dyed curtain is definitely a great choice! These days, plenty of Shibori-dyed curtains are available both offline and online, simply pick what you like the most. Additionally, you can also DIY one of your old curtains into a Shibori-dyed one. Just ensure to use fabric color, as using indigo as a dye can be a messy affair!
2. Layered Curtains
Layering up curtains is a great way to add depth and visual interest to any room. Layered curtains also provide you with more options to control light and air in the room. However, always remember the general rule to layer curtains is combining both opaque and sheer window treatments together. The sheer curtains will let in light while providing privacy in the daytime, whereas the opaque layer will help in blocking light from coming in and reducing the noise filtering into the house.
3. Beaded Curtains
Curtains are not just used to cover the windows to block light from filtering into a room. They also make a great room divider! Opt for a beaded curtain to visually separate your room. Beaded curtains not only make for an excellent room divider but also add drama to your existing room layout. There are plenty of varieties of beaded curtains available in the market, simply choose what you like.
4. Try An Herb Curtain
Get unconventional with your kitchen curtains! Stand out from the crowd by giving it an herb curtain instead. As you can see here, the designer has hung potted herbs extremely creatively off the window to give a curtain-like appeal to the area.
5. Spice Up Your Curtains With Accessories
Upgrading your curtains doesn’t have to mean that you need to throw away your old curtains! Instead, spice them up with accessories to give your home a new look. The embellished curtain-tie here, for instance, elevates the appeal of the rather humble curtain that you see.
6. Switch The Direction Of The Curtains
Change the look of a room by simply pulling the drapes in an opposite direction to add textural drama. This works best with sheer or solid curtains, as trying this with designed pieces may look jumbled up and overpowering.
7. Repurpose A Galvanized Pipe
Industrial decor is trending in a big way. And, if you’ve got bitten by this decor bug, then this one is for you. Repurpose an old galvanized pipe as a curtain rod. You can get these pipes in any hardware store.
Hope you enjoyed reading these tips as much as we did, curating them for you.
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Happy decorating, everyone!