While in World Market recently, we bought these great curtains for the window by our everyday dining table. Remember my lovely tulips I posted about a few posts ago? I love those curtains in the background with their bright, bold pattern and all the colors in them that I needed to coordinate with surrounding rooms.
|My curtains that I love.|
While in World Market, a lightbulb turned on to use the matching napkins that they also sold on my kitchen windows! I showed my husband how I would fold them over the rod and voila! Cute valances that were a pattern I already love and match the nearby curtains! I used 2 per window, and just overlapped until they were the width to cover the rod. Then, I used a piece of 2-sided tape on the inside where the 2 corners met so that it looked nicer and stayed even. The rod was a bit tricky (uh, standing on that counter under a hot lightbulb at midnight with my husband for 20 minutes trying to rig them up there almost started WWIII...) , but once we got them up, I loved them!
We actually used this same idea on our enclosed back porch, which I will post about in the future. I love this idea because napkins are like $3-5 bucks each, you can find them in tons of patterns and colors, and they are super-easy to "install"! Maybe everyone already uses this idea and I've just lived in a cave somewhere...but hopefully I've given someone an idea to dress a small window that needs some easy, affordable love!