Marisol Mac Curtains, November 19th , 2016. Hanging outdoor curtains for patio can transform the space in a matter of minutes. Not only is this a great way of adding a design element to the space but it also allows the owners some privacy from people gazing in. While you could easily buy curtains to match you space, making your own patio curtains can bring a certain sense of satisfaction. While stitching and hanging up your patio curtains, you will need quite a few things. This includes curtain rods, fabric for the curtains, scissors, sewing machine, and a measuring tape. Once you have all the things that you need, just follow the simple steps given below in order to make outdoor patio curtains. First and foremost, you need to take measurements of the patio doors to determine the length and width of the curtain rods and the fabric that you will using. To determine the length of the curtain rod, you will need to measure the width of the door or window frame. While picking out the curtain rods, ensure that the ones you pick out are rust free curtain rods. Once you have decided what fabric you will be using to make the curtains for the outdoors, you will need to take measurements. Measure both the length and the width of each curtain and add about two to three inches to the measurements for the hem and the pockets for the curtain rods. Ensure that when you are cutting the material, you multiply the measurements with the number of curtains that you need. While buying the fabric for the curtain remember to buy a variety that is not only heavy but also durable enough to withstand the elements of nature as these will be hung outside. Also try and choose fabrics that are resistant to dust, moisture, and also in a fabric that will not fade away quickly due to constant exposure to the sun. The thread that you need to use in order to make outdoor curtains should be sturdy and strong as you want it to be able to handle the wear and tear that it will undergo on a daily basis. Next comes the actual process of sewing the curtains. If you are already an amateur seamster or seamstress, then making the curtains may not be a huge task for you. In order to make the curtains, the first thing that you would want to do is to create a pocket for the rod to be put through. Once the pocket is made, you can hem the bottom of the curtain. In order to make the sewing process simpler, you could choose to fold the edges and then iron over them to create a seam line to sew on. You could also pin the fold to make it easier to sew. Making patio curtains actually needs very little sewing. Once you have sewed the curtains, all you need to do is put the curtain rods through the pocket holes that you have created and hang them up by placing them in the brackets that you have in place. You now know that making outdoor patio curtains is not a very difficult task. The only step that may take a little test may be the process of actually sewing the curtains but once you are a little more proficient with sewing, it may be a task that is nothing more than a quick weekend project which can completely transform the way your patio looks. Why is it that the exterior of a home is often ignored when it comes to decorating? Shouldn't it be given equal, if not more, importance? Well, we've taken in upon ourselves to give you some ideas on how you can spruce up the exterior of your home and make it look as warm and inviting as the indoors. How? Well, the answer's quite simple really. Outdoor curtains! Who would've thought something as simple as curtains can help to entirely transform your outdoors and give it a wonderfully vibrant appearance! This article has some ideas that you can use for outdoor curtains. Check them out! Need something light, yet elegant to decorate your outdoors with? Well, linen is the perfect answer for you. If it's a cottage style home that you live in, then even better. You can have some beautiful wrought iron furniture placed on your patio and then, the area where the patio's edge meets the ground below, that area can be cordoned off with a pair of high mounted linen curtains. The linen curtains should no doubt match the overall dcor of the house and of the furniture that you have placed on the patio. Color wise, you should ideally go for something in dark, earthy hues. Deep chocolate brown or deep olive green are some of the best options that you can try for outdoor linen curtains. While linen may look really elegant, it does have one slight problem: maintenance! Hence, if you're a resident of an area that is blessed with both abundant sunshine and rain, then using linen curtains makes no sense to you, does it? So, what you need to go for, especially for your outdoor curtains is an all-weather curtain. Yes, browse online and you'll find some great deals and varieties on weather resistant curtains, which are made from special materials that are capable of withstanding harsh sun and rain too. Plus, they're not very harsh on the eye too. You have an array of designs, colors and styles to choose from. So, just go ahead and search some home improvement sites that offer these curtains for sale. You're sure to find something to suit your taste and budget. Yes, I know what you're thinking. Who has beaded curtains in the outdoors, right? But just picture this. You're sitting on the swing in your backyard, which is right in front of the beautiful French doors of your yard. A light breeze blows and you look towards the door, and there you have your gorgeous beaded curtains, sparkling with the wonderful sunlight bouncing off it. Sounds nice? Well, you can have such a scene too with some fancy beaded curtains in your outdoors. You can substitute the beads for things like small mirrors, acrylic beads, crystal beads, tiny bells, etc. Take your pick! You can even make the curtains yourself and impress guests with your handiwork! Whatever the fabric may be, you need to keep one thing in mind: the color of the curtains must not only be a flattering one, but it should also be the one that complements your outdoors. Suppose you have a pergola or just a covered seating area in your front lawn, where you like to spend the evenings with your family every chance you get. You'll want to ensure that your family is protected from prying eyes, right? Plus, it'll have to look good as well. The best way you can ensure this, is to have curtains in solid colors like dark red, orange, green, navy blue, etc. adorning and surrounding this area. Solid, single colors will also absorb the dust and sunlight better than sheer ones, and need to be cleaned less often than the lighter ones. Well, so much for outdoor curtain ideas. There are sure to be a lot more ideas that you can think of. Do share them with us, we'd love to hear them. So go ahead and decorate the exterior of your home with as much passion and creativity as you would decorate the interiors! If you have shifted to a new house and it has some very small, less than the regular sized windows, it can be quite a challenge finding appropriate curtains to cover them with. As it is the curtains which lend a kind of a character to the windows, making them look appealing and attractive, it is very important that you choose the best ones! When it come to small windows, you should always look for curtains which are simple and functional. If you choose some very heavy and decorative curtains, they will look very overwhelming and may seem out of place too. Steer clear of loud designs too, as they can make the window appear smaller than it actually is. The below given ideas for small windows will further help you out in choosing the right drapes, which will give it the perfect shape and look. When choosing curtain designs for small windows, always go in for vertical patterns. Vertical patterns on the curtains, will lend length to your windows. As for the cloth, go in for the sheers, as they help the light pass through and enter the room, much more than any other cloth. To further add on to the length of the windows, let the sheer curtains fall, almost to the floor (just about two inches above so that they do not get dirty and you end up washing them again and again!) This will give the illusion that your windows stretch to the floors, thus making them appear much taller than they actually are! One drawback of hanging sheer curtains is that they do not offer privacy. So, to take care of this problem, get a two layered curtain for your window. Above the sheers, have some colored curtains installed. You can tie them back with sashes in the mornings and leave only the sheers on, to allow the sunlight enter your room. During the night, you can leave the colored curtains on, to maintain your privacy! If the window is wide but its length is short i.e. it is not very tall, to add an illusion of length to it, place your curtain rod, just below the ceiling, instead of immediately where the window starts from, as is done with regular sized windows. Now, when you hang curtains on the rod, it will seem as if the window starts from below the ceiling, thus adding a few inches to its height! If the window has a sill underneath it, then obviously, you can not hang the curtain till the floor, as it will hide its architectural beauty. In such a case, one of the useful curtain solutions is to place the rod just below the ceiling and hang a valance from it, that reaches to the top of the window. From there, hang curtains of your choice, which end at the sill. This two layered look, will lend its own charm to the interiors of your room and no one will even notice the short length of your window! For windows which are narrow in width, extending the rod about three to five inches, on either side, and then hanging the curtains on them, will lend an illusion of width, thus making the windows appear much broader than they are! To make the windows look a bit more wider and interesting, a good idea is to hang sheers in the middle and colored, slightly thick curtains on the sides. This way, you will get a twin colored look for your windows, plus the sheers will offer the much-needed light in the room and the colored curtains, the privacy that you need! Make your window look arty, by hanging an embroidered cloth over it as a curtain. You can make use of any cloth piece which has some unique designs on it, for this purpose! Or hang roman shades, which match with your room decor, as they will conceal the window completely and thus, none of your guests would be able to make out its short length! It's not just the curtains, you can play around with the curtain rings and the finials and draw attention away from the length and width of your window. So, get some artistic finials as well as large rings to hang your curtains on, cause this way, people would be more drawn to look at them, rather than the size or shape of your window! As you can see, there are so many innovative curtain ideas for small windows that you can utilize, to make them look stunning. Choose any of these or come up with a few of your own, to transform your small windows into decorative and creative focal points of your room! The right window treatment can help you create any interior dcor look that you want in your home. Most people have a clear idea about the kind of window treatment they want in their living room and bedroom, but are stumped when it comes to kitchens and bathrooms. Leaving the kitchen window bare is not a desirable option, but regular floor length curtains are not functional. As privacy is not an issue in a kitchen, you can opt for cafe curtains that cover the bottom half of the window. These type of window treatments are modern and give your kitchen dcor some flair. Cafe curtains for kitchen can be found in any home furnishing store and they are available in different materials and styles. However, they can be a bit on the expensive side. So the best thing to do would be to make your own cafe curtains. Making your own cafe curtains also helps you to customize them according to your will. Even if you are a novice at sewing, you can make them easily as they do not require advanced sewing skills. You can experiment with different styles of cafe curtains from the frilly floral ones to the light sheer ones. Light weight cotton, patterned silk, muslin and sheers are ideal fabrics for making cafe curtains.
Yehudit Laine Curtains, November 18th , 2016. As mentioned above, the construction of the blinds allows it to act as a filter for light, leaving the room illuminated with a mild and pleasant glow. The honeycomb structure also acts as an insulator and limits the flow of incoming and outgoing air by trapping them midway, thus keeping the room at a steady temperature. Such cellular shades help maintain room temperature, by keeping it cool in the summer and warm in the winter. The larger the cell size, the better the insulation.
Mari Holzer Curtains, November 19th , 2016. In this part you need to think of design and interior color of your home. Your blinds must match the interior color and interior decorative theme of your home. The right choice can complement the beauty and symmetry of your dream home.
Blaguna Rajani Curtains, November 16th , 2016. Two story windows are one of the most beautiful design elements and you need to choose the right window treatment to enhance its beauty. While choosing draperies for such unconventional windows make sure that they match the overall decor of the room. Sliding doors make any room look attractive. They are often installed to connect the room to an adjoining patio or a solarium. Sliding doors not only add character to the room, but also are great in the way they let the natural light in and create an atmosphere of warmth in the room. However, problems may arise if the sliding doors are not insulated properly. This can cause heat loss and lead to wasteful expenditure on electricity bills to increase the temperature of the room during the winter season. So, the solution? Insulate the sliding doors with curtains. If the sliding doors are letting in more light and warmth than what is required during the summer months, then it is time you use insulated curtains. This will keep the excess heat in check and make the room cool and comfortable. Similarly, if during the winter months, there is heat loss from the sliding doors, then to avoid this, you need a pair of insulated curtains too. A good idea here would be to invest in two pairs of curtains, one for the summers and another one for the winters and change it according to the season. This will help in maintaining the right weather in your house as well as you get to change the look of the room, every few months! Today, as people have become so environment conscious, insulated curtains are a very popular trend. This means that you have a wide variety in terms of designs and styles of blackout curtains to choose from. Such curtains are available in fabrics like cotton and polyester or a mix, with a thermal lining at the back. Light green, camel, brown, these are the most popular shades. A cheaper, homemade alternative is to make your own insulated curtains by hanging a large blanket from the curtain rod, over the sliding doors! If you have a higher budget, go in for the cellular blinds. The cells in the blinds are able to hold the air and are thus, much more energy efficient than the fabric curtains. These days, numerous varieties in blinds are available, the ones that can be opened vertically and those that can be opened on the side. The blackout style of blinds is the best as it offers complete privacy as well. In terms of looks too, many attractive colors are available and you can choose the one which matches your room dcor. Roman shades are another option that you have for insulating the sliding door. Once you have chosen the curtain that you want to hang on the sliding door, there are some things that you should keep in mind, before installing them. Firstly, keep the curtain rod above the door so that the curtain covers the entire glass and it does not pose a hindrance when people use the door. Secondly, use big grommets so that the curtains can slide and hang nicely! Besides hanging curtains or blinds, one more thing that you should do, to insulate the doors is to keep the door track absolutely clean. Sometimes what happens is that dirt and debris get lodged in there, preventing the door from closing properly. Thus, along with hanging the insulated curtains, clean the door track too. Another thing that you can do is to caulk the edges of the sliding glass door. This will further add on to the insulation of the room. Insulated curtains have many uses, such as they maintain privacy and the right weather in the room, besides enhancing the room dcor. In the long run, you will be saving a good amount of dollars on your electricity bills too! This makes insulated curtains a must have for your sliding doors. Whenever I think of the house that I want to own, there is one thing I am certain of. There is a corner that I want in my house that will have huge bay windows with a cozy chair which would be my reading nook. Bay windows are one of the most popular architectural features in many houses, especially because these windows allow natural sunlight to stream in. It can also be the most beautiful spot in any house as it naturally draws attention towards it. The best way to accentuate a feature like a bay window would be to use curtains. But, a lot of people remain unsure of how to hang curtains in a bay window/ In this article, we tell you how you can accessorize your bay windows with curtains.
Whetu Haanraads Curtains, November 19th , 2016. Holdbacks and tiebacks serve the same purpose: to gently scoop up your curtains and hold them at the side of the window. Holdbacks are attached directly to the wall. Tiebacks are often lengths of cording, some with tassel ends that tie around the "belly" of your open curtains to hold them back.
Werknesh Vidya Curtains, November 16th , 2016. Usually red black curtains would give your living room a feeling of warmth and elegance. Black silver curtains gives a hint of grace and authority. Black voile improve the wow-factor look if complimented in the perfect way and sprinkle some cushions with various colours on your sofa to add that touch of glamour and fun.
Christabel Daniella Curtains, November 19th , 2016. The fabrics were not enough for a long panel. So I lined them together and sewed them then ironed them, and I got a long stripe.
Yehudit Laine Curtains, November 19th , 2016. In case of aluminum, PVC and vinyl blinds, the easiest way is to remove and wash them outdoors. Hang them and spray water using a hose, so as to remove dirt. Otherwise, lay them on an old rug, and clean both sides of the slats with a soft brush and mild detergent solution. Allow them to dry before fixing again.
Emem Tomislava Curtains, November 19th , 2016. Vinyl Blinds: Vinyl is a shiny and flexible plastic. Vinyl blinds are commonly used as they are easy to clean and maintain. As they are maintenance free, they are more durable than other types of blinds.
Naiara Reinders Curtains, November 18th , 2016. These blinds are easy to maintain even in a humid environment and are very durable. They are the most inexpensive type of blinds. They allow fresh air to circulate in the room even if they are closed but the window is left open. They demand less maintenance, which is why they are a popular choice among people.
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