Decorative Window Scarves
Window scarves can dress up a boring window treatment or disguise unsightly blind head rails or curtain rods. Window scarves are the quick-change artists of the window-dressing world. They add a shot of color to bare windows and dress up drapes or blinds that need a little lift. They’re so simple to create, you can make several scarves and change them out seasonally or whenever the mood strikes. Because you need much less fabric for scarves than you would for curtains or drapes, higher quality goods are easier on your budget. A simple way to hang a window scarf is by draping it over a curtain rod. Curtain rods can be found in most department, home design and discount stores. There are many styles and materials, such as plastic, metal and bamboo. Some curtain rods also have decorative caps on the end. You can either do one long swag (curve), or several shorter swags by looping the fabric around the rod.
This works best with window scarves that have a bit of weight on them, as it is easy for a lighter-weight scarf to slip off of the curtain rod. Choose window scarves that are long enough to not only frame the window, but hang past it. If you do not choose scarves that are long enough, your window may end up looking short, or the whole look of the hanging scarves could be off.