7 Amazing Ways To Upgrade Your Curtains

When it comes to giving your home an instant makeover, there’s absolutely nothing better than upgrading your curtains! In fact, the right type of drapes can actually help in tying the décor of the room together. However, whenever it comes to choosing window treatment for our home, most of us tend to opt for very basic and boring curtains!

How to upgrade your curtains

The curtains in a room can act as a statement piece and lend personality to any room. Here are 7 wonderful ways to give your room a facelift using curtains.

1. Shibori Dyed Curtains

How to upgrade your curtains

Shibori is an ancient Japanese dyeing technique in which an artist turns or folds a bit of white fabric, ties it, and then colors it with indigo. The outcomes are vibrant, strikingly designed fabrics. Additionally, Shibori is right now going through a decor renaissance and is a standout amongst the most available hand-dyed materials. For those hoping to add a touch of hand-dyed elegance to their home, a shibori-dyed curtain is definitely a great choice! These days, plenty of Shibori-dyed curtains are available both offline and online, simply pick what you like the most. Additionally, you can also DIY one of your old curtains into a Shibori-dyed one. Just ensure to use fabric color, as using indigo as a dye can be a messy affair!

2. Layered Curtains

How to upgrade your curtains

Layering up curtains is a great way to add depth and visual interest to any room. Layered curtains also provide you with more options to control light and air in the room. However, always remember the general rule to layer curtains is combining both opaque and sheer window treatments together. The sheer curtains will let in light while providing privacy in the daytime, whereas the opaque layer will help in blocking light from coming in and reducing the noise filtering into the house.

3. Beaded Curtains

How to upgrade your curtains

Curtains are not just used to cover the windows to block light from filtering into a room. They also make a great room divider! Opt for a beaded curtain to visually separate your room. Beaded curtains not only make for an excellent room divider but also add drama to your existing room layout. There are plenty of varieties of beaded curtains available in the market, simply choose what you like.

4. Try an Herb Curtain

How to upgrade your curtains

Who said you need curtains for the kitchen window? Standout from the crowd by making a herb curtain instead. For example, in the above picture, the designer has installed tension rods with hooks to hang potted herbs from the window to give a curtain-like appeal to the area.

5. Spice Up Your Curtains With Accessories

How to upgrade your curtains

Upgrading your curtains doesn’t have to mean that you need to throw away your old curtains! Instead, spice them up with accessories to give your home a new look. In the above picture, the designer has transformed an old curtain into a new one by just sewing a pom pom liner to the ends of the old curtains.

6. Switch the Direction of the Curtains

How to upgrade your curtains

Change the look of a room by simply pulling the drapes in an opposite direction to add textural drama. This works best with sheer or solid curtains, as trying this with designed pieces may look jumbled up and overpowering.

7. Repurpose A Galvanized Pipe

How to upgrade your curtains

Industrial decor is trending in a big way. And, if you’ve got bitten by this decor-bug, then this one is for you. Repurpose an old galvanized pipe as a curtain rod. You can also get these pipes in any hardware store.