What catches visitors' attention when they first walk into a room? Light. Our eyes are drawn to windows, so you might as well make the most of your apartment home's windows with the right window treatments.
The windows of your Springs Apartment home in Oklahoma City already have quality wood-look blinds, so privacy isn't an issue; but if you want to add some pizzazz and personality, consider using one of the following inexpensive ideas.
If you're craving a little drama in your decor, try floor-length drapes on your windows. Custom-made drapes and curtains can be very expensive, but they're so easy to make on your own. Just measure the height from the floor up to the top of your windows (or to the height of your curtain rod), add an extra 6 inches for hems, and buy that much fabric at the fabric store. Look for discount fabric in a color that matches other elements in the room. Sew one seam along the short end, hem the bottom, and you have inexpensive, one-of-a-kind curtains.
Scarves and Valances
If you’d like to tone down the sunlight and give your windows a more gentle appearance, consider hanging a valance or scarf. The long and tapered fabric can offer style at little expense—just hang a removable hook from each side of the window frame to secure the fabric. If you’re known to often make frequent changes to your home décor, it’s also easy to replace scarves and valances or match them with surrounding colors.
Stenciled Drop Cloth Curtains
Drop cloths as curtains? No, not the plastic kind, but rather the canvas variety. The fabric is actually quite nice, and they can make amazing curtains. You don't even have to sew the edges! Paint them with stencils to match your furniture or artwork, and then attach them to a rod with clip-style curtain rings.
Need to brighten up your kitchen? Before you go out and buy some expensive curtains, consider hanging a lightweight rod, buying some clip-style curtain rings, and hanging some fresh new dishtowels as curtains. Dishtowels come in all colors and styles, and if you take a look around, you'll see that some of them are exceptionally charming.
What are some of your favorite window treatment ideas? Leave your ideas in the comments section below!