Curtains are one way to make a room look new and refreshed. Surprisingly, the price of new curtains may give you sticker shock. If you don’t have the budget for brand new pricey curtains or you don’t want to use traditional window coverings at all, here are some creative custom window coverings to help you get the look you want while sticking to your budget.
Beaded curtains were quite popular in the 1960’s and they are now making a comeback in the world of Feng Shui decorating. It is believed that putting a beaded curtain in your window will bring in positive energy when the wind blows through. We could all use some of that!
You can make beaded curtains easily and inexpensively. Measure fishing string to the desired length, tie off the end and string your beads on. Tie the top to a circular hoop similar to the ones used on shower curtains and place on a curtain rod. It is so easy to find beads and baubles to match the décor of your room. The look will be quite unique.
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Windows are like the eyes of your home. Keeping them sparkling clean with the right glass cleaning solution will make a huge difference, not only in the view from the outside but also on your view from the inside. Having clean windows can make the difference between thinking that it’s foggy outside or nice outside. You don’t want to miss out just because your windows are dirty or because you don’t have a high quality glass cleaning solution.
Tips for Using a Glass Cleaning Solution
First vacuum or dust off free debris. Then using a non-streaking, glass-approved cleaner, spray it liberally on the glass. One can either purchase low-performance, mainstream glass cleaning products, or a high-performance glass cleaning solution where the majority of money is put into high-quality ingredients and research & development, not TV advertising. Use a paper towel, newspaper, or old paper bag to wipe the glass from side to side or up and down, but not in a circle. If there is any wood surrounding the glass, always cover it with a towel so that none of the glass cleaning solution gets inside and ruins the frame.
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