Dress up curtains and blinds with ribbon
A visit to your local fabric store will have you drooling over all the gorgeous ribbons that are available, and there are so many ways to use ribbon to dress up fabrics, furniture and everyday home items to transform them from drab to fab for practically nothing!
ABOVE: Two single, cotton bed sheets are topped off with tabs and then gold-coloured ribbon sewn on to create a one-of-a-kind window treatment. Dress up a cottage-style or casual dining room with these inexpensive curtains.
Sometimes less is best, and just because a curtain is plain doesn’t mean that it isn't suitable.
BELOW: If you're not into sewing, here's another way to dress up single, cotton bed sheets with ribbon ties and colourful ribbon stripes.
Colourful velvet ribbons are attached to the top of the curtains using a hot glue gun and glue sticks.
If you don't have a glue gun, use iron-on webbing to attach the ribbon ties to the top of the fabric, and to add the stripes at the top and bottom of the fabric.
ABOVE: Pretty bows in leopard print add interest to these tiered curtains that dress up a plain window. [via]
BELOW: A box pelmet is wrapped in a cream fabric and embellished with gold ribbon that matches the curtains. This is a very simple and affordable way to dress up windows to look elegant and sophisticated.
A fabric valance can so easily turn a boring window into a showstopper. Contrast a contemporary valance with full-height drapes in a traditional pattern — and keep the look tailored by allowing them to just skim the floor. [via]
BELOW: Use ribbon to incorporate colours into plain curtains. Take your cue from the colours in the room to add contrasting strips of ribbon.
Not only on drapes, ribbon can also be used as trimming for blinds. Use the edge a patterned blind or add to plain panels to create a decorative effect.
ABOVE and LEFT: To complement the aubergine velvet drapes, velvet ribbon in a matching colour has been added to the plain white Roman blinds for a high-impact window treatment.