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You may have thought you would have never seen the day when beaded curtains would make a comeback buy guess what. They're here and I'm going to show you exactly how to use them. The beaded curtain is not only a throwback from the groovy sixties, but now a viable home decoration.
There are actually quite a few ways that you can incorporate beading into your curtain design. You can have an entire curtain made from beads that hangs from the curtain rod all the way down to the floor in colorful strands. Don't forget also to use them the way they did in the sixties and hang them in doorways as a room divider. This way you can section off a room, but not completely alienate it with a closed door.
You can actually create a sort of mosaic artwork with your beaded curtain, strategically placing the beads so that a design is apparent. This will give you a look of a finished tapestry design which will add a sense of artistic expression to your home, as well as a warmth. Speaking of adding warmth and texture to your home, a wooden beaded curtain will give your home that natural look, while signifying a rich atmosphere, much in the way heavy drapes do.
If you have a closet area that you're not too proud to be showing off, but have no door there, beads are great for closing off areas such as this as well. This also is good for a smaller room where if you do have doors on the closets, it takes up more space than you care for when opened and closed.
The great part about beads is that they are very versatile. You don't have to have a full beaded curtain to incorporate beads into your home. You can also sew the beads into the curtains to add a new zest to them. This will help accentuate already present colors by using contrasting colored beads, or you can just add a sense of attention using a sparkly or reflective bead.
If sewing just isn't your thing, which it isn't for a lot of people then you'll be glad to know that you can simply purchase ready made curtains and use a good hot glue gun to add the beads. You'll want to keep in mind however that this isn't as professional looking, nor as strong when it comes to cleaning the curtains, but it does work for a quick fix.
One thing that you'll want to be sure to think about is that if you have small children, and have beading on areas such as low hanging curtains, or furniture or throw pillows, you'll want to be very careful of young ones who like to put things in their mouths. For this situation, I would definitely have someone sew the beads on tightly, and not use a hot glue gun. As well, check often to make sure that all beads are intact and not loose.
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