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Simple Curtain Ideas

As I sit in my living room thinking about a super easy DIY to share, I keep thinking about a book I’m currently reading, Love the Home You Have.  It is a wonderful book for everyone, but my discontent heart really needed this book!  I love my home, but I’m always looking for better and different, which is a good thing, but most often than not, a costly thing.  Cheap is good if you like a change as much as I do!  I kept looking at my curtains that have been hanging in my living area longer than anything else in that room, and curtains are something that make a big impact in a room.  I change my décor frequently, so I have a few tricks for curtains, and I can’t wait to share them with you!


— A couple of super easy tricks I have found is to use tablecloths!  They are typically 84″ long, same as most curtain panels, and I have used and hung many tablecloths as curtains.  You can catch some nice ones on clearance at Target!

— If you have high ceilings, tablecloths won’t work, but twin sheets do!  I have even cut a king sheet in half to make two panels.

— Or you can purchase fabric that you love and hang it.  (If you are like me and own a super nice sewing machine and think that someday you will learn how to use it, but that day is not today, you fold over the top of the fabric and create a loop to use the curtain rings with clips to pinch the fabric down, or you seal the loop with hot glue!  Yep, I said it…I use a lot of hot glue in my DIYs)

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— I have purchased cloth napkins and/or place-mats to use as café curtains.

— I have also cut off real curtains to create café curtains that match my living room curtains.  (Another Target clearance item)

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— I saved the best for last… in my daughters room, we needed to spruce the curtains up a bit, so I decided to add some detail to the inside of each panel costing a total of $5.00! It makes such an impact and again, I used hot glue! I have even washed them and the ruffle remained intact.  That’s a win-win for me!Mom

DIY:  Adding a Ruffle on a Curtain PanelMom1) Measure the curtain panels and purchase the ruffle trim. (My fabric is from Hobby Lobby but you can purchase online or any fabric store)

2) Hot glue 1 foot sections at a time to the back side of the curtain.

Mom3) Hang curtain and swoon!

Now, go change it up somewhere in your house by adding something new to your windows!

Veronica Beeler Veronica Beeler (16 Posts)

Veronica Beeler is a sister to 4, momma to 3, teacher to 2, and wife to 1. She has a love for home decor, shifting furniture, crafting, and kids. She home-schools and collects globes and couches... yep, you read that right, couches! The old, smelly, well-loved ones are the best. She spends her weekends with her sisters catching up on chores, planning events, doing/building projects, and running all over Tulsa with their bambinos.