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I think that window treatments are a lot like jewelry.
Some are subtle and serene.
Some are simple and classic.
And some are colorful and full-of-life.
I'm an over-the-top jewelry wearer. I never met a pair of blingy, sparkly earrings I didn't like. I'm drawn to the unique, the one-of-a kind, the unusual and the interesting......
.....just like my window treatments.
So whether you like your jewelry classic or dramatic.....or fun or quirky, here are four fun ideas to create unique window treatments for your home.
1. Visit your linen closet
There are a host of possibilities behind the doors of your linen closet.
Create a fresh look with tablecloths or dishtowels or sheets or even a decorative throw.
Or why not repurpose netting designed for the bed over a window?
Add personality and dramatic interest with linens at about half the price of traditional curtains.
2. Who needs fabric?
Let a little light in when you forgo traditional curtains for a dramatic valance made from decorative scrollwork.
Or metal ironwork?
Or a piece of barn wood or a garden gate?
It's easy. Architectural elements add the perfect streamlined look for any window.
3. Frame it
Let the sunshine and enjoy the view by adding visual interest around the windows with a collection of prints.
Why not frame fun family recipes?
Or print out your children's artwork and frame it around the kitchen window.
Looking for a little whimsy? Introduce a little fun with colorful framed wall art.
4. Create a faux window
Have a large blank wall to fill?
Why not create the illusion of a window? Hang curtains and hardware and paint your view.
You could add a simple geometric pattern or a landscape or even painted window frames. Then add a stylish decorative mirror to reflect light and truly showcase your creativity.
Whether simple and classic or colorful and full of bling.....your window jewelry reflects you.
So have a little fun and try something unique with your window treatments for a creative addition to any room.
Let your windows truly reflect your personality and your style.....
......and let the sun shine in!
photo credit: Photo 1: Martha Stewart Photo 2: bhg Photo 3: Midwest Living Photo 4: bhg Photo 5: bhg Photo 6: Martha Stewart
KariAnne writes the lifestyle blog, Thistlewood Farm from the back porch of her turn-of-the-century farmhouse in the beautiful rolling hills of Kentucky. Thistlewood Farm was awarded Country Living Decorating blog of the year as well as named one of the top 10 decorating blogs by Better Homes and Gardens. KariAnne loves to paint mismatched chairs, listen to the crickets singing in the back pasture, walk hand-in-hand with her knight-in-shining armor as the sun sets over the river and drink sweet tea with lime during a thunderstorm. And she has never met a decorating project she didn't like. Follow KariAnne on Google+
Clever ideas. I would not have thought of the faux window but great idea if you are limited on windows in the room. Thanks!
I LOVE your ideas! I will be sending the link to this article to my girlfriend who has been looking for a solution to her window treatment problem - #4 will be perfect! And the "window effect" of #3 for a large wall is brilliant! Thank you for sharing your talent!
Kari..so many fantastic ideas for windows...actually, the 5th image is something that I am working on in my guest room with leftover panels...Great post...wonderful information!
Great ideas! My mom had a faux window in our basement when I was growing up! I alos love the idea of cafe curtains! Thanks for sharing many wonderful suggestions!
My favorite is the leaded glass window. As I look around I see I have a window treatment deficiency.
I love the last one!! Are those kitchen towels? So cute!!
I too am all about the unique , the look outside the box idea of decorating. Just finished a pair of drop cloth beauties in the master. I think they are beautiful!
I love all these smart ideas! Thank you for sharing them!
Such fabulous inspiration. I'm actually toying with that create a window idea for my huge blank living room wall! Thanks for the fabulous bling!
I love every one karianne! Hmmm...there must be some windows somewhere I can dress up. :D
I love them all. The tangerine is calling my name, but no where to put such..... hummm, home office IF I had money to recover my green Hide A Bed sofa.
I am so happy you like the tangerine! I think that is such a great color with the gray!