10 Inexpensive Ways to Spruce Up Your Living Room Curtains

by Friday, September 2, 2016

Updating your living room curtains may be the last on your budget list especially with the expenses this back to school season. But it would sure be nice to add some vibe of freshness to your space as it can inspire productivity and creativity. Here, I will show you 10 ingenious ways to add life to your living room curtains. These ideas are so affordable that some will even cost you nothing if you have the tools and materials already available at home.

Excited? Read on to learn more about them!

10 Inexpensive Ways to Spruce Up Your Living Room Curtains

A limited budget should not be an excuse to have plain and boring living room curtains. And you don’t have to spend a ridiculous amount to achieve a high-end look for your space. There are many alternative ways to improve your old curtains and achieve a new look for your living room and here I will share with you some inexpensive ways to do that.

 

1. Door Knob Tie Back

Door Knob Tie Back | Inexpensive Ways to Spruce Up Your Living Room Curtains

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Old door knobs can be repurposed as curtain tie backs.  They’re the perfect piece to add that vintage and elegant look to your living room.

2. Spray Painted Curtains

Spray Painted Curtains | Inexpensive Ways to Spruce Up Your Living Room Curtains

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If you want a custom look for your living room curtains, this is a cheap and cool way to do it. By painting interesting patterns that will complement the theme of your space you can achieve the total look you want for your living room. If you’re not too keen on creating your own pattern, you can use stencils instead.

3. Blingy Tie Back

Do you have unused necklaces at home? Why not use them as elegant tiebacks for your living room curtains? When you want a touch of elegance, bling is always a good thing!

4. Yard Stick Curtain Rod

You don’t always need to buy curtains rods you know? You can utilize other materials to make customized ones for your living room curtains. This yardstick rod, for instance, adds a nice touch to that special reading nook you’ve always wanted to have.

5. Plant Hanger Curtain Rods

Plant Hanger Curtain Rods | Inexpensive Ways to Spruce Up Your Living Room Curtains

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What a great idea of repurposing plant hangers as curtain hooks.  You don’t even need to have proper curtains for this one. If you have some lightweight fabrics, you can use it to create a canopy-type design for your living room curtains.

6. Tree Branch Curtain Rod

Tree Branch Curtain Rod |Inexpensive Ways to Spruce Up Your Living Room Curtains

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Another creative curtain rod option particularly if you want to create a rustic ambiance for your living room. The key here is to select sturdy and straight tree branches especially if you will need to cover a long window area.

7. Shelf Bracket Curtain Rod

I love this idea of using wall mounted shelves for your living room curtains. It doubles as curtain rod holder and window frame. You can even put decorative items on top of the shelf like books or vintage art pieces.

8. Iron Bracket Accent

 Iron Bracket Accent | Inexpensive Ways to Spruce Up Your Living Room Curtains

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A trip to an antique or vintage shop nearby might score you really cool decorative finds like these iron brackets. It makes for nice accent pieces to spruce up your simple living room curtains.

9. Teacup Tie Back

Teacup Tie Back | Inexpensive Ways to Spruce Up Your Living Room Curtains

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I’m a big fan of repurposing stuff and this idea is definitely one for the books! If you’re a tea lover, like I am, you can repurpose old tea cups into adorable and dainty curtain tie backs. Just make sure to select the prettiest ones that will match up your living room look.

10. Lace Curtain Border

Using lace runners is a good way to breathe new life to plain-looking curtains. Lace gives a vintage and romantic feel that can soften an industrial and rough-looking living room and transform it into a cozier space.

 

Watch this video tutorial from Jay Bates  on how to make your own shelf brackets for your living room curtains:

A touch of lace, a spray of paint, repurposed objects, these are just a few of the low-cost yet very effective ideas that can instantly improve your living room curtain ideas. Unleash your imagination and you’ll find that there are countless ways to decorate your home without breaking the bank.

Want more budget-friendly design ideas? Check this out! If you also have decorating ideas for living room curtains, I’d love to know about it in the comments area below!

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