Cost-effective Draperies – New Laid-back Draperies Can be a Great asset For the Frugal Designer

A long time ago, once i was receiving my level in Interior Design, there was clearly a guide in the event it found the cost of draperies. The drapes in your area have been presume to expense 3 periods as much as the carpeting within the room! How ridiculous that appears right now.

Those had been the times of sophisticated drapes, with sheers, cornices, valances, and incredibly official crunch pleated drapes which sitting stiffly before your window, usually an exact 1Or2 in . from your floorboards or beneath the window sill. These days, when individuals do dangle drapes and window treatments, usually they merely let them tumble on to the ground in the lot or puddle.

This is some thing economical men and women may be happy about. Nowadays simple draperies will be in type. Lots of people only use window blinds for his or her house windows. If you can find a set of two prepared made to fit your window, it is very economical. To soften your window, you are able to window curtain some cloth throughout the top, hang up just a little fabric privately, or use a valance. Decorators and inventive people frequently use branches, divisions, cotton plants, stenciling, etc. his or her valances, and anything from doing some fishing rods to old metal posts as supports.

Even so, even valances are losing sight of design, and many men and women decide for only a couple of easy drapes on the side of their windows. If no one can see at your residence, most people will not even work with might depart them simple.

A single hint- if you are intending to hang fabric over the person of polish lineage, make sure that the material is smooth and may adorn effectively. It can be like once you create a costume. Particular fabrics choose certain patterns. You don’t want textile that is way too rigid. Also, if your cloth is extremely gentle, you might have to sewn weight load to the comes to an end to be by sitting for the fly fishing rod appropriately.

So- delight! This is a approach to saving funds in a very consumer driven community. As well as not having to put money into our glass windows, we can easily now present pieces of furniture in your properties that in preceding a long time we might have been embarrassed to have inside our garage.


  • Jeannine says:

    What kind of internal window blinds are advertised in the commercial where you see the man cooking out & a calamity of events occur which include the bar-b-que pit blowing up.

  • Sharice says:

    I have 2 pairs of window blinds with slats broken and/ or missing I would like to shorten the blinds to pull up the remaining blinds to eliminate the ‘open’ areas created by the missing slats. Has anyone successfully done this? Can you tell me how it is done?

  • Olive says:


    does anyone know the answer to the above answer?

    on night flights all the window blinds have to be up or open why????

    many thanks
    to be fair if it was to alert other aircraft i think they would be to close for comfort lol

  • Cleotilde says:

    I’m looking for a window blind that lets you see out and more importantly light in but dosent let others see into your room…Everybody knows about Venetian slat blinds but is there anything else out there?

  • Ranae says:

    I need to know some brief description on window blinds (Roman blinds, Venetian blinds, Vertical blinds, and Louvre blinds)
    Any expert on window blinds?
    Please help, it’s for my project!

  • Kerry says:

    Trying to block some of the heat coming into my home. I think the slats on the window blinds should be turned so that the edge close to the window goes down, my husband thinks it will block more heat going the other way. Any thoughts?

  • Lue says:

    My landlord is installing new windows, inside and out. They are vinyl, and my blinds were hung on wood window frames. How does one hang window blinds on vinyl window frames?

  • Prince says:

    I am moving and would like to know how to clean 2 inch wooden window blinds. They are stained with a yellow color and deeps a deep cleaning.

  • Cathleen says:

    Still need help on my motion assignment for my film class if anyone has any tips on what around the house items to shoot. I thought about shooting window blinds. Either let them down fast or slow. Would this turn out good?
    i only have a point and shoot and plan on using that first but no dslr. thanks!

  • August says:

    I know few such as timber blinds, roller blinds, roman blinds. Please let me know about other types of window blinds. Thanks!

  • Delora says:

    My window blinds are turning yellow what is the best way to get them white again?
    Decription.All my 5 windows add up to100 flat sheet fabric blinds 5 inches wide, 5 feet in length,

  • Valentine says:

    The tenant replaced the window blinds with drapes after several years and now is moving out of property. What do I charge the tenant against his security deposit to repair the window blinds that are several years old?

  • Matha says:

    we live in a 3 bedroom apartment and in my kids room, they broke their window blinds by trying to climb on it. So stressed out…How much would I get charge for this? Can I just repair it myself or not??

  • Mariella says:

    Hey guys ! I’m just want to asking now on.I’ve change my Windows7 aero theme into Mac Os X theme using Windows Blind.And what is going to be happened if my Windows Blind trial has expired ?
    Is my Os theme going to gone ?

  • Humberto says:

    We recently moved into a new subdivision and most of the homes have
    Those cheap white cloth/paper window blind up. I tried to removed one
    of them over the weekend and it was quite the struggle. The specialty tape that was
    Used to stick these blinds up is impossible to remove. I tried goo be gone,
    Vinegar and hot water, Windex. Anyone have any suggestions?


  • Sandy says:

    We just bought a new home that will need 28 window blinds. We’re undecided on cellular or PVC wood. Any advice on the best place to buy? We’re looking for good to exceptional quality.

  • Staci says:

    I need to buy a new window blind. Do you get instructions on how to do it yourself?

  • Jong says:

    I am wondering if i can do window blinds by myself? what is difference between shutter and blinds? which manufacturer is trusty and cheap?

  • Modesto says:

    I have been looking for bamboo window blinds for windows in my new home and have yet to find a store that carries them. I would prefer to see them, touch them before buying so I would prefer not to buy them online. Any suggestions for stores in the Hudson Valley (New York) or in Bergen County NJ?

  • Barbra says:

    i have recently downloaded a window blind for my windows vista computer. it is a .wba file extension and i’m not quite sure how to use it, so if anyone has any experience installing these; any help is appreciated.

  • Chae says:

    I have seen many themes I would love to download and have on my laptop but all of them need a program to run it which usually costs money to buy. Can anyone suggest a way I could get free themes without the need of windows blinds etc.

  • Stephany says:

    We have a cat that licks the window blinds – it’s funny, but I have never seen another cat do that.

  • Kerrie says:

    Currently renting a place without window blinds. Any cheap suggestions? Windows are pretty big – 77 inch X 82 inch and 65 x 53 inch.

  • Sheila says:

    So I accidentally shot my window blind with an airsoft bb. It’s right in the middle of the blinds and is quite a distraction. How do you go about replacing just one of the blinds? I know I’ll have to take off the blinds and pull it apart but if someone could lead me in the right direction that’d be amazing. Thank you.
    It’s actually a mini blind.

  • Cherilyn says:

    I am looking for a good, solid quality information about window blinds…could any help me?

  • Mark says:

    Having some issues with my window blinds, when you pull the strings it should easily move but with time and I’m sure dust has gotten up inside. You almost have to pull both strings separately to get the blinds to stay even. The little grooved lock piece up where the strings come out of seems like it isn’t doing anything compared to newer blinds we have elsewhere in the house.

    Is there anyway to access the inside and clean it or lubricate it so that the strings operate more smoothly? Or is it go buy new ones?

  • Matha says:

    I bought a custom-made window blinds for my bedroom window. When I was drilling the brackets, I realized the center mount came out crooked and defective. So I decided to install the blinds anyway without it. Is this recommendable or do I need to take it down and get a new piece?

  • Howard says:

    When flying on a plane.

    As part of the take off and landing advice, we are always told to fasten seat belts, seats in upright position, tray tables away etc. and “make sure your window blinds are open”. I can’t see the reason / logic behind having the blinds open, other than seeing ground before you crash. Can anybody explain why we are told to do this?


  • Mahalia says:

    what type of window blinds are the best to keep your bedroom cool, and stop the sunlight from directly shining in?

  • Julieann says:

    How do you apply a window blind skin on the comp?

  • Masako says:

    download it just says to download windows blinds but i already did what do i do /I have windows vista preimum toshiba laptop.

  • Collene says:

    I installed windows blinds on my computer and changed my theme(downloaded one from windows blinds) will it erase it if i unistall windows blinds program.

  • Carmel says:

    I’m thinking of having window blinds installed, the aluminum ones, horizontal, thin. Because some windows slide open, I was thinking of having wide, vertical ones for those windows. To prevent a big mismatch, I was thinking of having all the 1st floor south side with vertical (those rooms don’t have other windows) and all other rooms horizontal.

    Is this idea a bad idea?

    Are aluminum blinds out of style?

  • Slyvia says:

    Can lightning go through window blinds? My bed’s right by my big window and I have a blind that’ll cover the window. We expect lightning this week. Can it strike through a window then the window blinds?
    My bed is wooden.

  • Felipa says:

    I was trying to lower the window blind when the whole thing fell down. The thing that connects the blinds with the string broke into two peices.
    Is there any way I can fix it?

  • Jenell says:

    I am looking for a window blind that has the main rod centered vertically in the window with two cloth panels that enable me to either cover the top half of the window, the bottom half of the window, or the full window. I know it exists but I cannot seem to find the name of it.
    Sorry.. The rod is actually horizontal… not vertical. Not Plantation shutters.

  • Melony says:

    On average how much do you spend on window blinds wehn redecorating?

  • Lauralee says:

    I have tried without success to find a window blind company that offers wooden blinds 20 fit my largest window, 2660mm with a drop of only 1160mm
    One company explained that the weight would prove to be a difficulty yet they happily supply blinds 2400mm wide x over 2000mm drop, much heavier than my requirement.

  • Olive says:

    window blinds open or close? do you ever close them if you do?

  • Daniela says:

    So, I want to install a theme from windows blinds but I was wondering if the theme would be on all the accounts on my computer.

  • Damon says:

    I guess they are the ordinary plastic white window blinds…
    Anyways, wiping them down with a damp rag is kinda hard to do! The blinds keep moving and the dirt is just still sticking to the blinds. I was just wondering if there is an easier way to do it?

  • Sherika says:

    I have a roll up bamboo window blind the sorts which is made up of horizontal thin bamboo / wood sticks .. but it always seems to gather a lot of dust … even if the window is kept shut… what is the best and hassle free way to clean it?

  • Bruce says:

    For our project we need to have a small activity that has to do with pulleys, what can we do that is fun but doesn’t need to much equipment (i’m buying some materials for the activity later) And for the window blinds, what type of pulley is it single fixed or double fixed? Please help!

  • Luciana says:

    I need to know.
    I want to make some skinns but dont have a good graphics editor.
    It has to bee easy to use and works with Stardock’s Windows Blinds skin editor.

  • Nola says:

    Is there something I can use to wrap the excess window blind cords on? Or some other safety device?

  • Sixta says:

    Looking for 2 1/2-3″ window blinds S Cruve in a taupe or beige color.

  • Tyson says:

    I have installed Window Blinds 5 on my PC, it didn’t work right. So I uninstalled it. After trying to uninstall the program it creates problems with Windows. So I have to leave the program installed on my PC.

    However…I just told Window Blinds to use the default Windows XP settings skin. The little reminder that was popping up on the start-up screen telling me to buy the product after my 60 day trial period is no longer appearing. And I don’t see the Window Blinds Icon in the taskbar by the clock.

    Does this mean that the software is not running on Start Up anymore? How can I tell if the program would still be running in the background?


  • Alma says:

    I’ve been using horizontal window blinds forever now. Now that I’ve moved I have trouble hanging my vertical window blinds. Theres two strings on the side and when I pull them they hang, but I don’t know how to get them down.

  • Ahmad says:

    which window blind color should i get for my master bedroom. The wall paint is Quiver Tan and the trim paint is wool skein. My bed and night stand is in dark oak wood color.

    ty for all the help everyone.
    sry for the lack of detail guys. Here are the links to color (click on color visualizer)

    My carpert is light tan.

    ty a lots for all the quick answer!

  • Darnell says:

    I always like to sleep on planes, from the moment I board and therefore like to have my window blinds shut during the whole flight. I’ve recently noticed that flight attendants ask everyone to open their window blinds during takeoff and landing and wonder why…

  • Brian says:

    I know I’m stupid so you don’t have to tell me, but is there a simple way of explaining the whole process of installing windows blinds and the brackets?

  • Virgil says:

    he was playing with the window blind string that pulls the binds up or down. he jumped down and his head got caught in between the string. He got out of it in a second or two but it looked like when a person gets the hanging death penalty.

    Can a cat get hurt that way? it didnt look like he’s hurt or anything.

  • Tod says:

    The mold / mildew is not on the curtains only on the blinds …is it possible to remove this ? or do I need to buy a new blind ? the blind is about 6 ft x 6 ft ….sorry I don’t have the measurements in metres .
    Many thanks for any help / tips .

  • Tomas says:

    I live in an apartment. The windows have metal mini-blinds on them. I hate to dust (drives my allergies crazy). I once heard a trick about filing the bath tub with warm, soapy water and soaking mini-blinds as an effective way to clean them.

    Does this work? What are the right steps to take on this and finally, how do you dry them???

  • Lucas says:

    What measurements do you take to hang blinds

  • Hillary says:

    Hi, I want to buy roller blinds can anyone recommend any places that sell them cheap like £3/£4 each?, in UK.

  • Dana says:

    Has anyone ever used horizontal blinds as a shower curtain? Even vertical blinds? How well does it work? Designing a wet room bathroom, so it’s okay if the water hits the floor, I just want to shield the rest of the room from splashed water. Thoughts?
    A wet room is designed for the entire floor and walls to get wet, with a rubber lining coming up the walls, behind greenboard, which is behind the tile. Not a regular bathroom, but waterproof to the ceiling. A wet room eliminates thresholds between shower area and rest of room — by design.

  • Loura says:

    is it safe and what does it do that helps in windows xp or vista

  • Phung says:

    What’s the best way to clean window blinds.

    I have both metal and wooden blinds and want a quick way to clean them.
    I live in a village in the UK and in the summer they become covered in dust from fields that are close by to our house.

    I’ve tried all manner of products that claim the clean window blinds easily yet I am never happy with the results.

    I’ve used the types that have fingers that fit between the slats and have a micro fibre cloth on the fingers. I was not happy as these actually bent the metal slats on one set of blinds.

    Any advice or a link to a good site that has information would be appreciated.

  • Evan says:

    I`m sure there will be a range of thicknesses but if anyone has fitted wooden blinds it would helpful if say ten blinds were to be pressed together and the depth measured then I could work out if there is enough space in a recess above the window to hide the blinds when fully lifted. The more answers the better.
    I have confused the issue by using both thickness and depth in my question. What I am looking for is the thickness of each slat (likely to be somewher about 2mm to 4 or 5mm
    I have confused the issue by using both thickness and depth in my question. What I am looking for is the thickness of each slat (likely to be somewher about 2mm to 4 or 5mm

  • Winona says:

    It looks really cool to use and setup, but i just want to know if it’s safe. I got something else like that and when i opened the setup a window popped up and said that installing this may ruin your system. we are not responsible for any damage done to your system or something like that, so of course i didnt install it. windows blinds doesnt say that, but i want to know from others if it is safe to use.

  • Ethelyn says:

    there are extra blind blades at the bottom of the actual blinds. but how do you repair them? why do they have extras if you cant repair them, but i dont see how you can do it because of the cords that go through the middle of the three spots on the blinds.

    please, dont respond with “have someone else do it” i am the only person who can! please help me and ill be happy to give you 10 pts!

  • Felton says:

    The plastic blinds in my apartment won’t come off and they need cleaning. What is the best way to do this, they are really dirty.

  • Lavone says:

    Home Depot and Loew’s ONLY cut blinds purchased in their store. I didnt buy my blinds from either of these stores

    Any suggestions? And i want a CHEAP PRICE

  • Allan says:

    I want to replace the blinds in my new apartment, but i don’t know how to take the old ones down and put the new ones up.

  • Ruthe says:

    I bought a set of blinds to hang on a door. When I got them out of the box, the top seems kind of big and heavy. It would be fine in a window, but I don’t know if it would stick out too far on a door. Is there such thing as blinds for doors or are blinds just blinds?

  • Ruben says:

    Whenever i use yahoo msngr it automatically closes when i right click anywhere in the msngr, and i cant see the text i type or the text being sent to me in the window. the words just dont appear.

    my yahoo id works just fine if i use websites like

    I use windowsblind skins could they be causing this?

  • Alethia says:

    I have a new home that I bought. However I would like to install window blinds to my windows. I have some questions I would like to let you know and have them resolved.
    1) Does installing a certain type of blinds for the windows will save energy and electricity bills ?
    2) If yes, what type of blinds helps in doing that?
    3) Will it be worth if I am putting those blinds?
    4) Are using cordless cellular shades good?
    Please let me know your views. Thanks in advance.

  • Kip says:

    If i keep my blinds closed will it save me money on cooling cost? I think it does because the room is hotter when there open.

  • Jermaine says:

    I have a window that is like french doors with built in blinds, i seemed to have jerked them down to fast, and now i have a gap left there, is there anyway to fix this?? Plz Help

  • Norbert says:

    I am moving out of my apartment on friday and I need to clean the blinds. I tried wiping them with a damp cloth and it just smeared the dirt. Does anyone know a better way to do this. I also am afrade to take them down because I dont know how.

  • Rosalina says:

    I know how to roll them up , but how to keep them in that position? If I release the strings, the blinds come down. How to lock them ?

  • Loise says:

    i would like to gets some scarface window blinds does any one know where to find them

  • Christen says:

    So I have been on a search to find blinds, of any kind, that I can install in the crappy windows I have. We cannot mount the blinds on the inside side of our windows cause there is metal and foam there, not wood.

    I could install in the top of the interior part of the window sill (the ceiling of the sill) since that is wood, but can’t find any mounts that work that way. Suggestions?

  • Georgette says:

    i bought two white window blinds and then when i got home, i realized the color doesn’t go with the color of my wall. black blinds would suit my wall better. so what kind of paint should i buy to color over the plastic surface of the blinds? thank you!

  • Cherise says:

    blinds for me

  • Antione says:

    I have seen some blinds that, when you flap them closed(shaded) they reveal a design (i.e. disney, mickey…). Does anyone know where I can get those custo window blinds? Thanks. Cheers!

  • Terry says:

    To run on Windoze

  • Georgette says:

    Looking to buy black window blinds to go behind the curtains to block out the summer light, but black attracts heat so will they heat the room up? Or will the heat reduced by blocking of the light vs the increase in heat created due to them being black make them more beneficial to cool the room?

  • Jake says:

    I just installed window blinds 5 and when i try to change my status or click the icon in the system tray, it shuts down instantly. Does anyone know how to fix this?

  • Teena says:

    the ones you cover your windows with to keep the sun out?
    not blinds exactly, but the covers for the windows.
    anyone know what they are called?

  • Jeremiah says:

    We’re in a rental house that came with blinds. The dog broke the string on one side of one. These blinds look like their slats are wood. Thanks.

  • Augustine says:

    In my room their is a 2 inch gap from where the blinds stop to where the window ends. When it stops it still have 2 inches of blinds bunched together. How can this be fixed?

  • Sabina says:

    Looking for mail order companies who sell nice curtains and drapes…

    … otherwise is it better for me to buy the fabric and sew it myself. (I have a sewing machine and a few skills…)

  • Kathrin says:

    hang a pleated rod

  • Nan says:

    My fiance and I are planning a smart casual dinner party with friends to celebrate moving into out new apartment in a couple weeks.

    I plan to wear these shoes:

    Also what do you think of this bangle?

    I’m thinking of getting it and was wondering what other people thought of it. I really like Nicole Richie’s House of Harlow.

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