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No Longer Just A Window Decoration: Different Ways To Decorate Your Home With Drapery

Draperies are an excellent item for decorating your windows, but they also have other uses. You can use different types of drapes throughout your home to create separate spaces or decorative aspects that will add style to any room in your home.

Room Divider

Drapes make a great divider for large rooms when you need some privacy in one area. With this option, you use the drapery as a temporary wall to create two separate spaces when needed.

There are a few ways to hang the drapery to create a divider. The easiest one is to use picture wire to hold the material up. You simply place the wire through the top hole of the drape and attach the wire to the walls. If the drapery hangs in a similar fashion to a shower curtain, you can use round metal clips to attach them to the wire. Another method is to use an extra long curtain rod and attach it to the ceiling for added support.

The only thing to think about is if the wire or rod will be able to hold up the weight of the fabric. Lighter fabrics are a better option, especially if you are planning to use multiple panels to create the divider.

Wall Decoration

For many renters, painting or adding wallpaper is not allowed. Luckily, you can use colorful drapery to make customized decorations for your walls.

One way to accomplish this type of project is to hang a decorative panel behind your headboard, couch or small bookshelf. This allows you to attach the drapery to the top portion of the wall and the furniture piece covers the rest of the space.

With enough panels, you can cover one wall completely so that it looks similar to wallpaper. Since drapery comes in several styles, including ones with decorative patterns and pleats, you can create a unique design just for that room. Additionally, since this design element is not permanent, you can easily change it out when you desire.

To hang each panel, you can use small hooks with removable adhesive on the back. The hooks give you the ability to create a look similar to wallpaper. With this option, you will need to use multiple hooks for heavier fabrics. When it is time to move out, you simply follow the directions on the packaging for the hooks to remove them.

If you are worried about the middle of the panels shifting and ruining the look you are trying to achieve, you can place some double-sided tape on the back and press the panels into the wall. The tape will not damage the walls and it is easy to remove.

When you are looking for an alternative way to decorate a wall or create separate spaces, you should consider using draperies to accomplish your goal. Since draperies come in so many different styles, you have the ability to customize each room of your home with this simple yet stylish material choice.

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