Have A Problem Window?
Try These Frugal Home Design Window Treatments
By Sue Krippner
Did you know you could manipulate the window treatments around any window to make the it look wider, taller, or shorter?
Have you heard of a way to make a window seemingly disappear so as to allow more attention to be diverted to other features in the room?
I didn't either, until I learned these wonderful window changing window treatment tricks that we all can use in any room of our homes.
Designer's have been using these simple window treatment tricks for years. Now you can too.
It does not take much to change the look and feel of a room when applying these frugal design window treatment tricks. Ready to get started?
Do you need to make your window look smaller?
Cover the top 1/4 to 1/3 of the window with a valance. Hang the valance just above the top frame and then install the curtains. The valance will cover 1/3rd of your window which will make it look smaller.
Need to make your window look taller?
Attach your curtain rod close to the ceiling above the window, then hang the drapes from ceiling to floor. Or, hang the rod above the window frame higher than normal and use a valance to cover the wall above the window.
Need a Wider Window?
Get curtain rods that extend beyond the window and then hang the curtains so the inside edge hangs just past the edge of the window frame.
Though the curtain is covering more wall than window, this window treatment gives the appearance of a larger window that is being partially covered by a curtain.
Is Your Window Off Center?
Gather your curtain on one side of the window only instead of the more traditional method of framing the window with fabric on both sides. The mass of curtain that is gathered only on one side will balance out the imbalance of the window itself. This will also add an elegant look to the window.
Is The Window So Big In The Room It Draws All The Attention?
Make or purchase window treatments that are the same color as the wall. This will soften and meld the window into the room.
Keep them closed to draw attention to another feature in the room. Open them partially for controlled light and accent.
Planning on selling your home. These faux window tricks work great to present the appearance of a designed or larger window.
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