A home feels good when it looks good. But buying expensive stuff for your home will not do the trick. In fact, beauty lies in simplicity. And these curtains are the best example.
Our doors and windows bring in more than just light and air. They also have the ability to affect our mood. A clean window with plain curtains will make you feel more peaceful than over decorated ones. A curtain must suit the design and area of the room.
To make beautiful and stylish curtains, you do not have to rush to the stores. On the other hand, you can easily make yours at home – and most of the time with things like scraps and leftover craft supplies – which will also be light on the purse. Find it difficult to believe? See it for yourself.
Curtain from scrap clothes – Do you have old torn cloth lying around? Cut these into equal lengths and tie it in knots.
Fold the cloth in half lengthwise. Make a loop and pass the rest. You can also try different types of knots.
Using white – Do you have too much white cloth lying around? Let your artist out. Pick up the acrylic paint from a kid’s craft box and make your own designs.
Or sew some colored cloth or lace on white and give it a wonderful makeover.
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Have light sheets? Do you have cloth that is too light or net like? Do not fret. With this easy hack, your room will look like a posh resort.
Make one curtain by sewing the two sheets together as in the picture below. Use a simple trick by crossing over the two and tying it in place. Looks gorgeous, doesn’t it?
Here is another way to style the curtain.
Tie a Curtain – Use anything interesting to tie your curtains. Do you have an old chain, bracelet or necklace that you do not use? Use that.
If you have beads or cheap pearls lying around, make a curtain tie out of it.
Or make pompoms to tie it up.
Want colour? If you have old or unused dupattas or saris lying around, turn it into curtains to jazz your home. Indian clothes are rich in colour and will surely raise your spirits.
Got ribbons? If you want something more fun or want a special something for a child, try ribbons. Curtains with ribbons make awesome decorations. Simple to make and no sewing needed.
Cover up ugly corners. Make a curtain at home to cover up those messy corners.
Make your own cozy space. Create your own – personal, homely, cozy space – where you can spend hours reading that book and relaxing. Put a cot and a pillow and you have your home inside a home.
Add that sparkle. If you love beads or crystals, try this one. Added bonus, you will love it when the sunlight sparkles on it!
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Use anything. The great thing about making your own curtains is that you can use any piece of cloth lying around your house. What you need is a little imagination.
People use old scarves, bedsheets, chiffon or synthetic sarees to make their own gorgeous curtains.
If you have more time, you can try it with old shirts, t-shirts and skirts. Cut square or rectangular shapes of equal size and sew it all together.
Use old and torn sarees to turn into gorgeous curtains.
You will be surprised how attractive things can turn out if you did right. All over the world, making your own curtains is a craze. And why not? It looks good and feels doubly good when it is your own creation!
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