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Decorating your home is always an exciting endeavor, but passion and enthusiasm can quickly run dry when you’re faced with the often-costly reality of doing a major – or even minor makeover. Luckily, DIY projects are all the rage these days, and the blogosphere is abound with creative options for all types of homeowners. Even if you’re not all that into getting hands-on and crafty, more than one Pinterest account is dedicated to simply compiling awesome links to websites where you can pick up budget-friendly items for your home. When it comes to creative window treatments, look no further if you’re worried about blowing the ledger to the sky, just because you want to stray from traditional white vertical blinds and drapes – we’ve got you covered!
Burlap is a fantastic material of choice for anybody looking to decorate their home in a country-cottage, modern rustic or bohemian style. Elite carries a number of different styles of burlap curtains to choose from. Whether you want to modernize something classic like roman shades, or go for something completely different and quirky, you will definitely find something that is a perfect fit for your home. For bonus kitsch points, look for printed burlap like you might find on old flour sacks.
If you’re really invested in a rustic-inspired home, you could just skip out on curtains altogether and opt for wooden shutters, whether they happen to be DIY or store-bought. If the store-bought kind look a little too brand new for you, sandpaper and some elbow-grease can work together to strip down some of that glossy paint, creating a vintage distressed look. You could also take advantage of automated window coverings such as a motorized solar shade to keep the sun out behind the scenes, and use the indoor shutters for strictly aesthetic purposes.
While frosted glass is typically used in bathroom windows for all the obvious reasons, modern-style homes can easily incorporate the look into living rooms without much fuss. You could redo your glass windows, or invest in frosted self-adhesive window film for a cheaper, less permanent option. This is a great idea for anybody living in a rental unit, as self-adhesive film can be applied and removed with little effort. Similarly, stained glass window film can add a cool art-deco look to your home. Of course, window film doesn’t block out the sun, so you’ll want to invest in curtains or window blinds if this matters to you.
There is probably not a single person alive who has never wanted a beaded curtain at least once in their life. Whether you’re a fan of the sparkly, colourful beads or soothing neutral bamboo ‘beaded’ curtains, there is an option for you. Who says you have to stick to beads anyway? Stars strung up on a string or even chemistry beakers you haven’t touched since the tenth grade can look really cool if that’s what you’re into (though the latter may be more suitable to a hipster café than a small bachelor pad’s single window). Either way, creative options are out there, and you are by no means limited to what seems conventional!
While awnings are most typically seen outside the home, who’s to stop you from having them inside as well? A mixture of reclaimed wood and corrugated metal make a great combination for a simple DIY awning, which wouldn’t be out of place in a modern-rustic or Scandinavian-style home. You could also purchase one from your local home hardware store if it sounds like too much effort to make your own. That said, indoor awnings are more for looks than for functionality. Pair your awning with curtains, shades or window blinds to block out the light and for privacy purposes.
Faux Iron or Wrought Iron
Fancy-looking faux iron or wrought-iron window treatments can add a touch of charming vintage or French-country class to your home, especially when paired with a dramatic set of pooling drapes. That said, if your home is designed along the lines of an all-white look, simply whitewash the iron and voila! However, wrought-iron does little when it comes to dealing with light and providing you with privacy, so you’ll have to pair them up with curtains or shades. A somewhat sheer, floaty fabric would look particularly lovely with wrought-iron.
This list could go on and on with all the crazy creative options out there when it comes to upgrading your window treatments. Elite is dedicated to making sure everyone is satisfied and happy with their window treatments for the years to come. We even offer custom blinds with prints that customers can select. Whether it is a pattern or a picture on your blind, these custom window treatments are a creative way to personalize each room to your household.