Tuesday, March 18, 2014

4 ways to dress up your windows

Good morning! In case you missed the email, we're celebrating St. Patrick's Day all week long with a 10% off sale -- good for everything in the store.

  St. Patrick's Day Sale

 We've gotten some great feedback lately on our new country curtains and window treatments (here's our post on all the new patterns!) so we thought we'd take some time today to share some fun ideas for dressing up your windows.

  country gathered swag curtains

  Shown above: Sturbridge green gathered swag

  1. Use household items as curtain hardware and tiebacks. A belt, a length or rope or even a tree branch can add a personal touch to your country curtains.

  tree  branch curtain rod

  (Image source: HGTV)

  2. Contrast. If you have dark walls or wooden window frames, try a light, airy pattern on the windows to add contrast. Or, if you have a light, neutral colored room, try painting the window frame a darker color!

  Rosemary curtain tiers

  Shown above: Rosemary country curtain tiers.

  3. Mix textures. We've mentioned before how we're big fans of mixing plaids with stripes!

  Heartland applique scalloped valance

 Shown above: Heartland striped applique scalloped valance

  4. The ball gown effect. Better Homes and Gardens suggests it's okay to let those extra long curtain panels pool on the floor rather than simply brush the surface. It's called "puddling!"

  puddled curtain style

  We also got a great photo from a customer who just received an order of the swags from us. We love getting pictures from you guys!

  country gathered swag curtains

 If you have any of our items in your house, email your photos to Marie@primitivehomedecors.com or post it on our Facebook page and we'll share it on the blog.

  Do you have any fun tips or tricks for window treatm

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