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Make Impressive Window Treatments

Make Impressive Window Treatments

If you’ve always admired those luxurious window treatments that you see depicted in magazines and television shows but always thought they were too expensive to replicate in your own home, you may be surprised to discover that it’s actually a fairly affordable do-it-yourself project. Now you can have some of the decadence that is commonly seen in larger-scale and professionally decorated properties within your own home. Here are the basic steps towards creating memorable window treatments of your own. The key is to be creative and brainstorm with a variety of materials.

For this project, you will need curtain rods, sheers, valances, and a variety of small decorations such as tassels or silk flowers. You can be creative with the decorations depending on the style that you are trying to create. Purchasing valances that are open the middle is the most ideal for this project. You may also want to invest in fluffy filling material or a large roll of paper for filling use.

The first style that you can create involves a fluffy valance. If you’ve ever seen those options that are fluffy in photographs and wondered how you can get your valances to look that way, it’s fairly simple. Using filling material such as batting or just crumpled up paper, you can fill the open area of the valance and then hang it. Paper tends to work the best because if you crumple it enough, it will hold the shape more easily. The general “poof” of your valance depends all on the amount of paper that you put into the valance itself.

Sheers can be purchased, but if you find that they’re too pricy, another option is to make your own. If you go to the fabric store, you can always find a lot of materials that are suitable for use as window sheers. Simply request two yards of fabric or more, depending on the length of your window, and then drape across the curtain rod when it is hung. You can also wrap it around the rod as needed. For a more impressive effect afterward, you can incorporate tassel ties or silk flowers and other elements for a more decorative and professional look.

Amy Wright
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Amy Wright is the Lead Editor of Remodeling Central. When she isn't playing with her dogs she is trying to remodel a classic Chicago style brownstone with her husband.