Ready-made curtains from the store are hardly unique. Most are either solid in color or patterned, and they seldom vary from one store to the next. This makes the options for unique curtains rather sparse – unless of course you come up with unique ideas to give windows a little pizzazz. Consider these unique ideas for curtains, and come up with creative window treatments rather than what everyone else is using to decorate their windows.
Use a Tablecloth as a Unique Valance to Top Curtains
Fabric tablecloths come in numerous patterns and colors, and they can be used as swag valances. They come in ideal widths and lengths as well, and they are often more affordable than curtains. Buy a fabric tablecloth in a color and pattern of your choice, cut off all tags, and use decorative valance hardware to gracefully suspend them above a window. Some look like architectural pieces, and the fabric is strung through openings in the center. Others are decorative metal hooks. In any case they hold unique swag valances over windows to give them a stylish new look for less.
Turn Themed Aprons into Unique Curtains for Small Windows
When looking for unique ideas for curtains, consider apron fabric. Aprons from all time-periods come in many different unique themes and designs, and the fabric can be used to make curtains for small windows. They are especially useful when trying to match a specific theme. Simply cut off the largest section(s) of apron, and sew a simple top hem with an opening large enough to accommodate a café-style rod. The sides and bottom of the apron are already hemmed, and it could not get any easier. A rod pocked could also be made by hand-stitching or with Velcro fasteners or pins.
Make your Own Tiebacks for Curtains
Homemade tiebacks for curtains can be used to create a one-of-a-kind new look. The article entitled Unique Homemade Drapery Tiebacks provides a number of creative ideas. Forget about buying expensive tiebacks for curtains, and consider these easy ways to make them. They are far more unique than anything available in stores.
Dresser Scarves Make Fantastic Valances to Top Curtains
Tablecloths are not the only ready-made sheets of fabric that can be used to embellish windows and existing curtains. Dresser scarves make fantastic valances. Some are lacy while others are made of eye-catching fabric. Shop for dresser scarves when looking for unique new curtains, or look through your linen closet. The materials for unique curtains might be available without making a single purchase.