Are your windows feeling a bit naked? Maybe your room missing that sense of soft luxury? Run out and get some inexpensive off-the-shelf curtains.
Because, no matter what your curtains cost, there’s a super easy trick to making any curtain look upscale in your room. And it has to do with how they are installed.
Stay tuned for the magic revealed in this week’s Colour Rescue episode.
My cousin’s Iittala votives, rescued from the window sill (below) and placed on a coffee table for everyone to admire!
This weeks Colour Rescue™ happened in the new home of my Cousin Lea and her husband Roger. They recently moved to Edmonton.
My Favourite Curtain Trick
At first, I thought this rescue was about furniture placement. That’s because the after was such a big transformation (as you’ll see in the video). But in actual fact, I ended up receiving so many comments on the curtains we installed in her living room and dining room.
So while this room transformation was full of styling magic, I realized that many of you needed to learn this curtain installation trick.
Inexpensive, off-the-shelf curtains (installed CORRECTLY) made her row of small, narrow windows look like they were suddenly transported into an old New York apartment (see above).
Such a powerful decor trick, that anyone can afford.
A Decorator’s Dream
This space shown below was on the other side of the living room. And it frankly just functioned like an oversized hallway/pass through into the kitchen area.
It was way too big to be a hallway but this space was surrounded by doorways and entrances, so it really couldn’t be anything else except. . . maybe. . .
I had an IDEA! I realized what the middle of this room needed.
Me and my cousin Lea!
This space was the perfect spot for a round table with some ottomans and flowers on the middle of the table. You know, the kind you see in magazines ALL THE TIME.
It’s truly a decorator’s dream to have an entry big enough to do this with a round table.
The power of perfectly installed off-the-shelf curtains
Because these Colour Rescue™ videos are typically completed in 1-2 days, I’m always taking inventory of what’s already in the home that could work even better if it was restyled a bit.
As we were leaving my cousin’s home to go shopping, I spied what appeared to be a gate-leg table with a tablecloth on it downstairs.
It turned out to the the perfect size for this hallway area inside this living room. There’s a great story about the source of this table too that will make you smile.
Watch the entire Colour Rescue transformation here.