Window treatments on a budget
When a friend or family member visits your home, you want your home to look nice and reflect who you are. Adding different embellishments to your home will give you the added factors that you are looking for. Making additions such as these can cost money that you may not have. Save money by creating your own embellishments to your home. The window treatments that you place over your window can be made or purchased for a small cost. How can you do this? Read below for the different ways that you can use to save money have the expensive looking widow treatment in your home.
With today's economy, a study has been performed that says more and more Americans are using discount stores and thrift stores to purchase items for their homes. Most of the items your find in discount and thrift stores are items that do not sell in the higher end stores. Instead, you can buy these items for a smaller price. Check your local discount and thrift stores for window treats that are ready made to be placed on your windows. You will also be able to find curtain rods that you are looking for.
The discount stores and thrift stores in your community may also sell fabric for a lower price. Choosing the fabric you want your window treatments to be made out of will give you the opportunity to find the perfect color and you can create the perfect shape and length you are looking for. If you do not know how to sew, use a local seamstress that will not charge you a lot of money to make your window treatments for you out of the material you have found. Besides the local discount stores and thrift stores, the fabric stores may also have sales that you can take advantage of and purchase material at a cheaper price.
Add an extra "wow" factor to the window treatments you have found by adding different embellishments to them. You can added a gold rope that ties off to the side, add rhinestone, studs or sponge stamps that will add the extra you are looking for. Adding embellishments to the window treatments will give each room a different look and fit the personality of the person that is in that room. For example, if you are creating a princess room for a little girl, added castle studs and rhinestones to the fabric that has been placed as the window treatments. These items will give the curtains and the room the extra "wow" that you are looking for.
If you are having trouble finding the right color of window treatments you want to place over your window, but you have found many other colors, purchase one of the lighter colors that you have found. At your local fabric store you will be able to find dye that you can use to create the color you want your curtains to be. Make sure the curtain or window treatment you are using is made of 100% cotton; this will allow the fabric to retain the proper amount of dye.
For curtain rods, you don't always need to use the standard curtain rod that is available for you to purchase at a store. Instead use something that is in your neighborhood or lying around your home. You can use a tree branch to add an outdoor feel to your window treatments or an old shower rod that you don't use for your bathroom anymore. The window treatment you are using can hide any parts of the rod that you don't want others to see. Use the creativity that you posses to create window treatments that you have always wanted.