"Repurpose Sheets and TableclothsYou can buy window films in rolls or sheets that can then be installed on your window panes. Frederick also encourages homeowners to go for cellular blinds, also known as 'honeycomb shades'. This particular type of blind isn't just eco-friendly; it aids in sound absorption and insulation too, thus granting you peace of mind from better sleep and lower energy bills.
Savvy style makers have been in on this trick for years: using flat sheets and large tablecloths to stand in for traditional curtains. Simply hang them from rods with ring clips, or if you’re ambitious, stitch on fabric or ribbon ties. You could even use a colorful fabric shower curtain. Not only is this approach to window dressing ultra-affordable, but it also opens up a whole new universe of color and pattern options.Apply a Window Film
Decorative window films, which are usually made of a clingy, flexible substance such as vinyl, are hot, and they’re a great middle ground between maintaining privacy and letting in natural light. You can buy them in clear or colored versions, and the range of patterns on the market — from delicate florals to mod geometrics — is too diverse to catalogue."
Lastly, Fredrick encourages the use of fancy fabrics such as silk for that extra touch of elegance. Be advised, however, that silk curtains need to be cleaned frequently and may sustain discoloration from constant exposure to the sun. On the plus side, they usher warm feelings of homeliness in any room they're used in.
Ready to give your windows a new look? Go for these San Antonio windows treatments and welcome 2014 in style.(Article Excerpt and Image from 7 Window Treatment Trends and Styles, DIYNetwork.com, undated)
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