When we first moved into our house two years ago, several of my home purchases were intended to get us by just for a couple of years, while I took my time figuring out what style made sense for our new place. Curtains are a great example. I bought neutral IKEA curtains for several rooms in the house, anticipating that I’d replace them when I found a better style. What I’ve realized is that I don’t actually have to replace these curtains … I just need to enhance them (see here and here).
I came across these Anthropologie curtains a couple months ago. Loved them, but, as usual, didn’t want to spend $138/panel. Plus the colors weren’t quite right for my space. In the fabric/trim section of my local craft store, I came across this awesome jute trim (similar available here and here). It’s perfect because it ties really well with a lot of the other natural elements I have in my house. I selected a coordinating ribbon for $2, grabbed my trusty glue gun and I was ready to go!
Anthro-Inspired Jute Tassel Trim Curtains
Supplies (per panel)
1 neutral curtain panel (I used IKEA’s LENDA curtains which come two to a pack, but these would work if you need them quicker and don’t want to pay Ikea for shipping)
3 yards of jute tassel trim
1 3-yard spool of coordinating ribbon
glue gun (I like this one)
Lay your curtain panel out in an open area. Start with the tassel trim. Using a glue gun (or you could sew it, if you’re into that kind of thing…), glue a few inches of the trim at a time. When you get to the end, cut trim cleanly and use extra glue to prevent fraying.