Let in the Light * Curtains

This week I have been blogging about Spring and some home tips to usher in Spring . Today is a quick way to lighten up a room : Curtains

Spring light :

Pull back the drapes, open up the shades and let the natural light shine through. It’s an instant mood booster for your home and probably one of the simplest things you can do to brighten up any space. Clean up the windows and sills, and let the sunlight stream in.  Are how about some new curtains to bring Spring in :

New Curtains :

First you have to measure your windows for new curtains or valences :


Then after you have measured we need to look at materials. An easy quick way to make curtains is using sheets. Why sheets ? its inexpensive ,comes in great colors and takes little or no sewing.

No Sew with Rings :

Take two flat sheets, turned them upside down so the wide hem would brush the floor like a normal curtain’s wide bottom hem, chose my desired length and folded the excess over on top, then added some curtain rings. Instant curtains.

Simple Window Valences :

To make a plain valance, first measure the width of your window. Multiply this width by 1-1/2. The length of the valance should be 1/4 the window height plus 1 inch. Using these measurements, cut a rectangle from your fabric and lining. Place the fabric and lining right sides together. Using a 1/2-inch seam, stitch the fabric and lining together, leaving an opening for turning. Clip the corners and turn the fabrics right side out. Press the seams so they are crisp and slip stitch the opening closed. To mount the valance, attach decorative clip rings to the top edge of the valance and hang the valance on the rod.

To create a window scarf, first measure the length and width of your window. Add the measurements of one width and two lengths plus 10 inches. Using this measurement cut a piece of sheer fabric to length and narrowly hem the raw edges. 
Simply swag the fabric over the curtain rod. Adjust the sides and center swag until you have achieved the desired effect. 

Some more inspiration /instructions :

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