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!



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.






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.

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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.