Window Treatment Options - Part One - The "Clip-and-Hang"
Windows are the eyes of your house. Wait...that's not a phrase. Whatever. But just like heaps of eyeliner on a girl (or Pete Wentz), window treatments can add or detract from the beauty of your home. That's why we are going to take a look at a few window treatment options over the course of a few posts!
This week let's collectively fall in love with one of the easiest, most inexpensive ways to dress up those windows, or as I like to call it, the "clip-and-hang" style.
Now don't rule out other types of window treatment hanging options just because this one is the easiest. It should be chosen intentionally, just like any other detail in a home. Here are a few reasons you might choose this option:
- It's laid back. You won't see this at some expensive country club for sure. I love how the second photo uses a gold rod and clips, but uses a relaxed, sheer fabric. It's a great way to introduce a casual element into a space that you don't want to appear stuffy or overly "decorated".
- You have a piece of fabric you love, but it's not made for curtains. Maybe you are just shy of having enough length in the textile to create a hemmed panel, or you are like me and have no freaking clue how to sew. The clips can give an extra inch or so to the length if you need it, and you can leave all of the edges raw if that's the look you are going for.
- It's not a big investment. There is no need to higher a seamstress or even purchase expensive fabric. You can use a bed sheet, from-the-bolt fabric, or even a dish towel for a cafe-style curtain. This is definitely a DIY for people who suck at DIY!
- You can make whatever length you like! Just fold over the top (or don't), hang it up, and cut where you want it to end or leave room for hemming.
Below, you can see I used this method in our guest room using sheer cotton curtains from Ikea that I hadn't used in years. I don't like the look of curtains with tabs, so I cut those suckers off, clipped where they used to be, and hung them on a skinny rod.
This is one of my favorite ways to dress a window simply, but next time I'll share with you guys the window treatment style that makes your windows look bigger + doesn't block any natural light!