August 21, 2011

Shopping for curtains? Look no further than the bath department


I've lived in quite a few places in my young life. So far they've all been rental properties. When it comes to renting we don't really want to invest a whole lot in the appearance. We're saving for the day when we own a  home and can really personalize it.  In the past we've been blessed with pretty decent window treatments already installed and neighbors that weren't regularly walking by our windows. Unfortunately that's not the case this time. The first thing I said when I walked in the door of our new place was that we needed something to go over our blinds to provide more privacy.

I'd never shopped for window treatments before so boy was I in for a rude awakening.  I couldn't believe how expensive they were! I found some that were on sale and I was jazzed until I found out it only included one tiny panel. I did consider making my own but I didn't want to wait for that. That's when I spotted some beautiful shower curtains that looked like a piece of art to me. Shower curtains come in so many different patterns, colors and fabrics. The best part is shower curtains are way cheaper!

I decided on two that I really liked both of which were under $20 and I had coupons on top of that. Shower curtains come in a variety of patterns, color schemes and textures. One shower curtain would work perfectly for the small windows in our place. You could also use them as panels and get a couple for your windows. There are a ton of options out there for hanging the curtain from the rod. You don't just have to shop in the curtain department. Certain napkin rings will work and of course the fun shower rings they sell in the bath department, even book binding rings work great. Some shower curtains don't even need rings at all.

I think my window treatments turned out pretty good for having no prior experience in this area. I would love to hear what you think! Next time you consider window treatments you might want to look in the bath department first.




It's easy to sweep the curtain over to the side when you want to let more light in.

1 comment:

  1. Where did you find the tree shower curtains? I've been looking for fabric or curtains like that but can't find anything reasonable. Thanks!!

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