Having lived 3 places within our first year of marriage, I didn’t want to spend much on curtains when the window sizes would change from residence to residence. We hope to only be in the States for a few more years, so window treatments aren’t something I want to spend much money on.
I’ve always loved the way that sheer curtains let light in and the warm, soft look they create. Looking for those elements, I went fabric hunting in the clearance fabric section of Wal*Mart! I was happy to find several styles of sheer, navy fabric marked at $1.00 per yard. I’ve been able to use it in each of our three living spaces. All I did was drape it over a curtain rod and tie a knot it the middle (in our first 2 residences) or use hooks to drape it over (in our current residence).
Here’s how it looked in our men’s dormitory apartment:
And in the bedroom of the same apartment…
Over the bed… (the lovely furnished apartment–I’d love to have a headboard…and dressers like that now!)
It even made a great closet door!
Now that we’ve lived in our current house for almost a year, it’s about time I start working on our window treatments here! 🙂 Now I just need to find some inexpensive rods and hooks!