I recently bought white tab-top panels for the windows in my bedroom from Target. I love them, but the windows still needed something - some pizazz!
I didn’t want to spend a lot on these windows and went searching for something to make a valance for the panels that would not break the bank. I found 2 white oval cloths at the store where I work for $1.99 a piece.
1 oval tablecloths
Ribbon to match cloth
2 cup hooks or nails
1. Measure up from outer corner of window 5″ and then over away from the window – 2″. Place nail in wall at this mark. Repeat on other side.
2. Lay tablecloth on table or bed. Start accordion folding it lengthwise until the whole cloth is folded.
3. Tie ribbon onto each side about 12″ from each end.
What is great about using an oval tablecloth besides the already finished edges is that when you accordion fold the cloth lengthwise and hang it, the sides softly drape without too much fussing.
4. Hook the ribbon onto each nail. Make sure sides fall to the side of the window at equal length. Adjust if necessary. Gently pull down center and arrange folds with hands until you get evenly placed folds across the window.
The colors I use in my bedroom.
I also mix the colors white and beige along with silver and gold tones in every room. I have found that if I purposely do this with these elements everything looks coordinated and never outdated. Silver/nickel finishes are “in” right now, gold tones “out”. I don’t want to remove some favorite objects they may be in a gold tone. I may have off-white trim, but have white tiles or use gold toned candlesticks with silverware. I don’t want to have to repaint my beige molding because I added white curtains. I make these basics work together by placing the color or finishes around the room so the eye registers the balance and they becomes part of the decorating scheme.