There are all sorts of window treatments a person can do, from putting up cornices, to choosing just the right tie-backs. As for the curtains or drapes themselves, they look like they look, right? You try to choose a solid color, or a nice pattern, and have them blend in with the other furnishings. Curtains are a big investment, though, so a person tends to leave them in place for a very long time. I don’t know about you but I’m one of those people who loves changes, but not the work that normally comes along with taking down drapes, and hanging new ones. If you’d like a new look for your curtains or drapes, but none of the hassle, go with magnets. Magnetic curtain accents opens up a whole new world of how your curtains and drapes can look. With magnets, you can give your curtains metallic accents, holiday embellishments, and much more.
Little round button magnets, or even small, square ones, are perfect for quickly attaching things to valances, curtains, drapes, and even tie-backs. Purchase the magnets at a craft store and then you can begin looking for the interchangeable accents you can create. A craft store also features many small, metallic things you can use. Look for lightweight, copper butterflies, jewelry charms, refrigerator magnets, and similar pieces.
When you purchase a small sheet of copper – or other metal – you can make any shape you want. It’s easy to cut the thin sheets, which you can find at a craft store, with ordinary scissors. You can cut a single, flat piece, when you use a stencil. Or, cut other pieces and layer them. Create the design you want, from a monogram, to a heart. Use a small magnet to mount the design on one of the curtains.
At a hardware or home improvement store you can find even more metallic accents. Look for small, wrought iron pieces, metallic molding, metallic tiles, and other accents. After cutting certain pieces down to size, simply use a magnet to stick it to the curtain or drapery.
You don’t have to limit yourself to things that are metal, or even to just using the magnets on curtains. Glue a magnet on the back of a silk flower, a velvet bow, or another object, and you can attach it by using a magnet on the back of the curtain. You can make small designs along a curtain hemline, along the edges of a valance, or make one large accent in the middle of each curtain. The magnetic accents also look adorable on a shower curtain,a window blind, a tablecloth, or even on certain articles of clothing.