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Tips for a Window Covering Make-Over

Your homes look dull, you dread the atmosphere indoors and you feel like there is no life inside your homes. Blame your windows and your dreary window coverings. It is time for a change. It is time to improve the look of your homes and the vibe in it. But the problem is, how can you do it without overwhelming yourself?

Start with one room at a time.

The temptation of completely changing all your draperies or window covering in one sitting is there. However, it is advisable not to decorate and change the window coverings of all your rooms once. This can take too much of your energy and creative juices and may make the endeavor less interesting. Decorating a home is an overwhelming task, thus it is important to go slow and work on one room at a time.

Assess, review your needs.

Jot down important notes about the windows in the areas of you home. Measure them and note their size and shape. Rough sketches can also help a lot. From there, you can formulate a look that you can pull-off with your window coverings.

Look for help, tips and ideas.

Seek inspiration. One thing is for certain, no matter what the challenge or situation that you are facing with your windows, someone else has already dealt with the same situation. Pinterest is one of the best places to find inspiration on how to add style and dazzle to your windows at home. Magazines, decorating websites and decorating books can also provide you with great ideas.

Make a plan.

Using your list of needs, rank the needs in order of importance and then make a plan that addresses your needs in that order. Having a plan allows you to follow a system and to cover all grounds needed in your decorating project.

Address your window coverings in stages.

This is especially if you are uncertain about your preferences or if you are working on a budget. Begin with the shades, blinds or shutters. Once these are selected and installed, move to draperies or curtains, including the traverse or curtain rod. Finally, you can add finishing touches and accessories to personalize the look of your windows at home.

If you are tired of the same old boring drapery and curtains, now is the time to make a change. Follow these steps and look for other great ideas and innovative looks in magazines. You’ll definitely make your home a warmer and more relaxing place to be in with a few upgrades in your windows and window coverings.



Catlyn or Cat, your DIY mom blogger at your service. Check out my blog to know more about me and my life as a DIY homemaker!

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