Window treatments are one of those household additions that are a pain to put up only to be out of style within a few months. Before you go fuming around your house about your older window treatments, use these great (and doable) tips for making your older window treatments look new again. You’ll love the way your treatments look, and will be amazed at what you can really do!
Got any brooches?
Brooches you never wear make a great window treatment addition by gathering small bits of material in the upper corners of your current sheer fabric and securing them with a trendy brooch. Crafty and whimsical, this simple update gives your older window treatments a whole new look.
Add some trim!
Trim can be purchased from any craft store (and for those of you who cringe at the thought of a sewing machine, they also come with self-adhesive backing), and placed along the bottom of window treatments can really make them look new again. Trim comes in lace, tassels, and even jewels, so you can match your older window treatments and really make them look awesome again.
Give ‘mm a wash!
Perhaps your older window treatments simply need to be washed, steamed, and starched to make them look new again. Often, the most simple care can make all the difference, and for those of you who don’t have time to spare, sometimes a quick spritz with a spray bottle and a trip to the dryer (read the care instructions first) is all your window treatments need.
How about a boost?
In simply tying your window treatments up to the side of your windows, you can create an appealing look without making your older window treatments look heavy. Break out your hammer, a few long nails (nail them 6 inches from your window exactly halfway down on both sides), and a swatch of fabric about 3 feet long that matches your window treatments. Wrap this swatch around your window treatments on both sides like a belt, and secure it around the nail. Voila- you have a darling open curtain look without breaking a real sweat!
All it takes to make your old window treatments look amazing is a simple update that you can do yourself. All it takes is a few minutes, a little bit of creativity, and a few simple items from your home you already own, and you can have great looking new window treatments without buying a single one!
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