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Top Bedroom Valance Designs

Bedrooms often showcase our personality through color, theme, and thoughtful touches. To further enhance your bedroom’s unique feel, consider adding a valance to the space. These bedroom valance designs will provide the inspiration you need to incorporate character and allow your personal preferences to shine.

Order custom valances from Spiffy Spools online in any style. We have over 1,000 fabrics and patterns to choose from, so you can match your selections perfectly to your home.

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Valances for a Girl’s Room

There are various factors to consider when selecting a valance for a girl’s room. Feminine designs often favor curvature rather than straight lines. Delicate, intricate décor is also common in girls’ rooms. When browsing for valances, look for options with soft, rounded edges and a detailed appearance, such as our Board Mounted Scalloped Valance with Box Pleats and Pole Mounted Tab Top Valance.

Board Mounted Scalloped Valance with Box Pleats Pole Mounted Tab Top Valance

Keep these characteristics in mind when selecting your valance fabric:

  • Intricate floral prints are ornate and feature gorgeous swirls.
  • If you prefer a solid, feminine color palettes often lean toward brighter colors, such as light yellows, whites, pinks, lavender, and even aqua blue.
  • As for types of fabric, delicate cottons, linens, and sheers will work nicely for a girl’s room valance.

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Valances for a Boy’s Room

The primary characteristics of masculine design include angular, straight lines, minimalist décor, and darker tones. The valance styles that best align with these attributes include Board Mounted Modern Flat Valances and Faux Roman Shade Valances due to their simplicity, sleek structure, and crisp edges.

Board Mounted Modern Flat Valance

Faux Roman Shade Valance

Some great fabrics for a boy’s room valance include options that feature angular, geometric patterns or abstract prints. Color options like dark blues, greys, and greens are traditional masculine colors that can be further enhanced when applied to a rich cotton fabric.

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Valances for a Master Bedroom

Master bedrooms generally offer a more refined feel. However, the theme of your master bedroom is the key to selecting a valance that best matches the space.

Modern themes err on the side of simplicity, feature neutral color palettes, and often include a mixture of natural and industrial materials. Our Pole Mounted Modern Flat Panel Valance or Board Mounted Box Pleat Valance dressed in a neutral woven linen would make a great addition to a modern master bedroom.

Pole Mounted Modern Flat Panel Valance

Board Mounted Box Pleat Valance

Traditional themes lean toward warm color schemes, offer a slightly more casual feel, and utilize plush fabrics. Valances featuring soft edges and moderate detail provide a relaxed look that matches traditional décor nicely, such as our Board Mounted Pinch Pleat Scalloped Valance and Board Mounted Sheffield Valance. Dress your selection in an autumnal orange, deep yellow, rich blue, or forest green cotton fabric to complete the design.

Board Mounted Pinch Pleat Scalloped ValanceBoard Mounted Sheffield Valance

Opulent themes are achieved through the use of exaggerated, upscale fabrics, dark tones, and subtle pops of shine. For instance, the dramatic, excess fabric featured in our Board Mounted Swag Valance provides a luxurious feel. This valance paired with a shimmery, high-quality velvet or silk fabric would add to the grandeur of both the window treatment and the room.

Board Mounted Swag Valance

Pair a Valance with Curtains

Valances are gorgeous decorative window treatments. However, since they only cover the top-fourth of the windowpane, they don’t provide much privacy or protection from the sun. To enjoy the look of a valance while maintaining your privacy and light control, you might consider layering your valance over curtains.

For even greater light control, consider blackout curtains. In addition to blocking total sunlight, they also muffle noise and regulate room temperature for optimal sleep. Layering blackout curtains with a valance in your bedroom is a smart choice!

When you order from Spiffy Spools, you can design your valance and curtains in the same fabric and pattern. Or, if you prefer, you can create them in two different complementary styles.

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We hope you enjoyed exploring these top bedroom valance designs! At Spiffy Spools, we make it easy to create custom valances that will look beautiful in any bedroom. With over 1,000 fabrics and patterns to choose from, you can create the perfect valance that meets all of your design needs!

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How to Make a Small Apartment Look Bigger

Just because you live in a modest-sized home, it doesn’t have to appear or feel that way. Here, we’ll explore a few hacks on how to make a small apartment look bigger. With just a few simple adjustments, you can easily create the illusion of space!

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Avoid Dark Color Schemes

The first rule to making your space appear larger is avoiding dark color schemes. Every room in your space needs to consist of a light and bright color palette. Lighter hues are known to make spaces feel open and airy, while darker shades can cause a room to feel cramped and confined.

We recommend choosing neutral tones like white, grey, or even light natural wood for your larger pieces of furniture, such as your sofa, accent chair, TV stand, dresser, and bedspread. These pieces are what ground the room and set the basis for your bright color scheme. From there, you can add in pops of color through the use of curtains, throw pillows, a bed runner, throw blankets, and vibrant artwork.

Adopt a Minimalist Design

When it comes to small spaces, less decoration is more. That’s why it’s best to utilize a minimalist design for your modest-sized apartment. In addition to using a light color scheme, make sure everything that’s visible in your space serves a function. If an item doesn’t serve a function, it should be stored away and placed out of sight. Minimalism eliminates all clutter and emphasizes sleek lines to make spaces feel clean, modern, and more open.

Hang Extra-Long Curtains

Hanging extra-long curtains is a simple way to instantly make your apartment look bigger. Specifically, you should design your curtains so that they hang from the ceiling and graze the floor. Long curtains will make your walls appear significantly taller, which contributes to making your entire space feel larger.

Additional Curtain Design Tips

Explore a few extra design tips for your curtains to ensure they help make your small apartment look bigger:

Choose Light Fabrics

White Sheer Custom Drapery & Roman Blinds

Cloud White Sheer Curtains

Leh Eshaan Linen Curtains

When trying to open up a space, create your curtains with lighter fabrics rather than heavier fabrics. Heavier fabrics can literally weigh down the room—they serve as an focal point that may overtake or overwhelm small spaces. Some common heavy fabrics include silk and velvet.

Alternatively, lighter fabrics help provide a bright and airy feel in any room they’re hung. They also match perfectly with minimalist designs, making them a perfect option for your extra-long curtains! Some common light fabrics include linen and sheer, which wonderfully diffuse natural sunlight. While these are the best selections, mid-weight cotton curtains are still light enough to work in small spaces as well.

Use Curtain Tiebacks

Checked Tiebacks For Curtains

As we’ve mentioned, minimalist designs are characterized by neat, uncluttered, functional spaces. Curtain tiebacks are a great way to bring functionality and style to your curtains. A curtain tieback is a piece of fabric that sweeps your curtains away from the window. The tieback is secured to a small metal hook or cleat that’s attached to the wall. They can be designed in any fabric you’d like and come in three different styles at Spiffy Spools.

Curtain tiebacks add function to your curtains by sleekly holding them in the open position when you want to enjoy the natural light provided by your windows. Plus, by keeping your curtains securely held in place, they contribute to decluttering your space. Although curtain tiebacks may seem like a minor addition, they can make a big impact in your room.

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Give a Gift Card

Want to help someone furnish their apartment to ensure it feels nice and roomy? Consider giving them a gift card to Spiffy Spools! On our site, they’ll find all of the custom décor they need to enhance their space.

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Order Custom Décor from Spiffy Spools

Now that you know how to make a small apartment look bigger, get started with Spiffy Spools today. We make it easy to create custom curtains and décor that fit your unique style and measurements, with over 1,000 fabrics and patterns to choose from. Explore our site to find gorgeous options that will add plenty of character to your new apartment—and don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you have along the way!

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5 Kitchen Curtains Perfect for Spring

The feeling of spring is radiant, serene, and simply joyful. To embody the energy of the season in your home, explore these five kitchen curtains that are perfect for spring! The following spring kitchen curtain options will provide you with all of the seasonal flair you desire.

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Pastel Curtains

Spring commences the reintroduction of bright, beautiful colors—specifically pastels. Think of lovely Easter blues, pale pinks, light greens, and soft yellows. You can likely find a color that matches your current décor. However, since pastels are whites with hints of color, they can also act as a neutral, making them a versatile option for any space.

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Spring Anise

Refresh your kitchen with our Spring Anise curtains. The texturally rich, herringbone weave fabric features a slightly distressed graphical pattern for a trendy look. The blush pink and white color palette offers a feminine touch, while the overall appearance is undoubtedly contemporary.

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Sheer & Linen Curtains

Springtime is filled with soft, serene sunlight that’s unlike any other season. To enhance and showcase this gorgeous natural light in your kitchen, consider hanging sheer or linen curtains. These translucent fabrics filter the sun’s rays to gently dance across your interior. You’ll love how they instantly brighten the room and capture the feeling of spring in your kitchen.

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Spring Break

The soft luster and rich green hue of our Spring Break linen-blend curtains create an elevated, exuberant look. Bursting with the vibrance of spring and complete with light-enhancing sheen, your kitchen will instantly be transformed with the addition of these curtains.

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Nature-Printed & Floral Curtains

When spring comes back around, it brings with it the reemergence of nature. Suddenly, bright blooms are budding, birds are chirping, and the foliage is more vibrant than ever. Incorporate the buoyancy of the newly-returned greenery in your kitchen through nature-printed curtains and floral curtains. These styles showcase that you’re transitioning to springtime décor and simply exude cheer.

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Spring Lark

Featuring a color palette of blues, beige, gray, and reds, our Spring Lark curtains will bring a lively feel to your kitchen. This fabric has a pattern with quaint lark birds, serene foliage, and flowers, offering a delicate, airy look that’s perfect for kitchens.

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Erlensee Spring

Revitalize your kitchen with the addition of Erlensee Spring curtains. The charming flatweave fabric is strewn with a delicate medley of light-hued leaves. Featuring a color palette of pear green, eggshell, and buff, these curtains are simply brimming with springtime cheer.

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Faux Seersucker Curtains

Seersucker is a very popular springtime fabric. People often reserve the material for their wardrobe, but it can also work nicely as a spring curtain selection! Faux seersucker curtains should feature the traditional, vertical pinstripes that alternate between white and a pastel color. Pale blue will provide you with the most classic look, while other pastel shades offer a more contemporary design.

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Spring Orchid

The thin, alternating white and sage green stripes perfectly mimic the look of seersucker. The herringbone fabric adds a rich textural element, while the elongated striped pattern gives the illusion of additional height. You’ll enjoy a clean, minimalistic, and modern look that will beautifully enhance your kitchen.

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Café Curtains

Café curtains are an ideal choice for a kitchen window treatment due to their size. Café curtains are only half the length of the windowpane. That means they’ll remain safe from any accidental splashes or spills when hanging them on a small kitchen window above your sink or stovetop. Double panel café curtains provide you with additional light control, while single panel café curtains are primarily decorative. Whatever option you choose, design them in any of the above styles to embrace the essence of spring in your kitchen!

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We hope these spring kitchen curtain ideas have helped you find the perfect style for your space! If you’re ready to dress your kitchen in one of these great looks, Spiffy Spools makes it easy to create custom curtains to your exact specifications, dimensions, and style. Explore our site to find the perfect options that will transform your space into an eternal spring. If you have any questions along the way, don’t hesitate to contact us for assistance.

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4 Types of Window Treatments for Your Home

There are numerous ways to dress your windows. From options that block or enhance sunlight to selections that provide decorative appeal, you can feel confident that there’s a style to meet your needs. Explore these four types of window treatments for your home that can be specially customized as you see fit!

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Curtains

Dragonfly Yellow Curtains

Erlensee Spring Curtains

Want to instantly enhance the look of your windows? Curtains are a classic window treatment that can add plenty of character and charm to your home. There are several types of curtains to choose from:

Curtains by Length

Explore the different curtain lengths for your window treatment:

  • Café curtains. This type of curtain is half the length of the windowpane. Café curtains usually hang across the center of the pane.
  • Curtains to the sill. This length of curtain grazes the top of the windowsill.
  • Curtains to the floor. This length of curtain just touches the floor.
  • Puddled curtains. This length of curtain features excess fabric that “pools” on the floor in graceful bundles.

Curtains by Style

There are also different styles of curtains to choose from:

  • Single panel curtains. This style of curtain features one panel of fabric that conceals the entirety of the window. To open, simply push the panel to the side of the window frame.
  • Double panel curtains. This style of curtain features two panels of fabric that rest on either side of the window frame. Double panel curtains frame the window when open and completely conceal it when closed.

Curtains by Hanging Method

The way that curtains hang also affect their look:

  • Curtains that hang on a rod feature headings such as grommet tops, back tab tops, rod pockets, tab tops, or tie tops.
  • Curtains that hang on a track feature headings such as pinch pleats, flat-panel tops, inverted box pleats, or pencil pleats.

View our Heading Styles Guide to learn more about each type of curtain heading!

Roman Shades

White Sheer Roman Shade

Relaxed Roman Shades

White & Pink Custom Roman Shades

Flat Fold Roman Shades with Front Slats

Trim Custom Window Roman Shades

Flat Fold Roman Shades with Back Slats

Roman shades are another great window treatment to include in your home. The single, smooth piece of fabric is designed to the exact specifications of your window for a minimalistic, slightly more structured look.

Explore the three primary types of roman shades:

  • Relaxed roman shades. The fabric of this style of roman shade is tailored to fall into a gentle, relaxed curve at the bottom.
  • Flat fold roman shades with front slats. The fabric of this style of roman shade features visible, horizontal slats. To open, the slats stack in neat folds from the bottom and rest at the top of the window frame.
  • Flat fold roman shades with back slats. This style of roman shade has horizontal slats stitched into the back lining, meaning the front fabric is completely smooth. Flat fold roman shades with back slats also stack from the bottom in crisp folds and remain tucked away at the top of the window frame when open.

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Valances

Pole Mounted Valance

Floral Printed Short Valance

Board Mounted Valance

Looking for a purely decorative window treatment for your home? A valance is a great choice. This type of window treatment consists of a short, single panel curtain that covers the top-fourth of the windowpane. Valances beautifully filter incoming sunlight and come in a variety of design and mounting styles.

Here are the two types of mounting styles for valances:

  • Pole mounted valances feature a rod pocket heading, allowing you to easily slide them onto a rod to mount. If you’re looking for a slightly more informal feel, pole mounted valances are the right choice. In addition, there are two types of hardware you can purchase for your pole mounted valance that can affect their look:
    • Single pole configurations are great for hanging your valance as a standalone piece.
    • Double pole configurations allow you to layer curtains with your valance.
  • Board mounted valances consist of a lumber board that’s wrapped in the fabric of your choosing. These have a more structured look, making them a great selection for modern home designs.

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Layered Window Treatments

If you’d like, you can create a unique window treatment by layering a few of the above options! For instance, double panel curtains look fabulous layered on top of or underneath a roman shade or valance. Simply design each window treatment in matching or complementing fabrics to create a chic, cohesive look!

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We hope you enjoyed learning about these four types of window treatments for your home. At Spiffy Spools, we make it easy to create custom curtains, roman shades, and valances that fit your unique style and measurements, with over 1,000 fabrics and patterns. Whether you’d like to purchase one or a few types of window treatments, you’re sure to find options on our site that will work perfectly in your home. If you have any questions along the way, don’t hesitate to contact us for assistance!

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5 Spring Curtains for Your Living Room

Spring signifies the start of new beginnings. That means it’s the perfect time to switch out your dated window treatment with something entirely new! If you’re searching for a selection to match the exciting energy of the season, explore these five spring curtains for your living room. The following options will help you incorporate the vibrant essence of spring into your home!

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Pastel Hues

No shades better match the spring season than pastels. Muted pinks, blues, yellows, and greens offer a delicate look that will bring an elegant softness to your living room. Since these colors are pale, they act similarly to neutrals, meaning they can be easily incorporated with your existing décor. Keep the look simplistic and understated with a solid curtain option.

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Lupien Teaberry

Our pastel pink Lupien Teaberry curtains feature a light-reflecting fabric that adds an airy feel to any space. The shimmering pink hue provides the curtains a contemporary, elegant touch, while the lightly distressed fabric tones down the formality.

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Faux Seersucker Curtains

Seersucker is synonymous with spring. But you don’t have to limit this finely-striped fabric to your spring wardrobe. Hanging faux seersucker curtains is an easy way to instantly bring the feeling of the season into your living room!

For a classic look, search for curtain fabrics with thin, vertical stripes that alternate between white and blue stripes. Or, go with another pastel hue for a more vibrant aesthetic!

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Lotus Pond

Update your living room with our Lotus Pond curtains. The charming fabric features a pin-stripe pattern in eggshell white and aqua blue, giving the appearance of seersucker. Hanging these curtains will look and feel like a breath of fresh, spring air!

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Delicate Florals

Springtime is when foliage comes back into bloom. Incorporate the brightness of new blossoms in your living room with the addition of floral curtains. We recommend selecting a small-scale floral print rather than a large-scale print. Small-scale prints offer a lighter, more delicate feel that better matches the essence of spring.

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Flic Flac

The lovely rose blossom print on our Flic Flac curtains will make your living room feel like a peaceful spring garden. Each rosy sprig is carefully wrought with purple blooms and green foliage that beautifully contrast with the cream backdrop. Chic and serene, these curtains are sure to make a lasting statement.

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Light-Enhancing Sheers

You can enhance the incoming spring sunlight by hanging sheer curtains in your living room. Sheer fabric is translucent and softens light as it passes through to create a fresh, airy feel. Illuminate your living room with gorgeous, golden rays by selecting a sheer curtain option for your space!

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Shiny Penny

Our Shiny Penny curtains are ideal for springtime décor. The stunning sheer fabric features a contemporary floral embroidery of gray flowers and delicate tendrils. Hang these stunning white curtains to gently diffuse the lovely spring sunlight and instantly brighten up your living room.

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Luxurious Linen

Linen is a semi-translucent fabric that offers a slightly more casual feel compared to sheer fabric. It’s a roughly woven, natural material that’s actually reminiscent of a woven Easter basket, making it an ideal spring fabric. Linen curtains come in all kinds of colors and patterns, so you can pick an option that best matches your current décor. However, we recommend selecting a floral design to lean into the spring aesthetic.

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Leh Vamika

Our Leh Vamika linen curtains will provide a touch of refinement to your living room. The white fabric is finely woven with an elegant floral embroidery of  golden foliage that’s loosely scattered across the backdrop. Full of elegance and class, these semi-sheer curtains are sure to evoke the feeling of spring in your home!

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Order Custom Curtains from Spiffy Spools

We hope you enjoyed these five spring curtains for your living room! If you’re ready to dress your room in one of these great looks, Spiffy Spools makes it easy to create custom curtains to your exact specifications, dimensions, and style. Explore our site to find the perfect options that will transform your space into an eternal spring. If you have any questions along the way, don’t hesitate to contact us for assistance.

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How to Decorate an Apartment without Nails

One of the most common ways people damage their rental apartment is through the use of nails. But that doesn’t mean you can’t hang decorations. If you want to avoid damaging your walls (and get your security deposit back), here’s how to decorate your apartment without nails!

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Three Ways to Hang Curtains

Curtains can totally transform the feel of your space. While you might at first believe that you can only hang curtains in your apartment with nails, you’ll be happy to learn that there are several options to hang curtains without nails:

Tensions Rods

A tension rod is an inside-mounted pole. It holds itself up by applying tension to either side of the windowpane, making it a completely nail and hole-free hanging method. Tension rods come in a variety of colors and finishes, allowing you to match them to the rest of your décor. Or, you can choose to conceal the rod by selecting a curtain heading style without holes or gaps, such as a rod pocket heading.

Tension rods usually have a listed weight maximum. It’s important to keep the weight of your curtains in mind as you select your rod:

Command Hooks

Command Hooks are versatile and non-abrasive, making them perfect for hanging pictures, mirrors, and all other types of wall art. But did you know that they can also be used for hanging curtains?

To hang your curtains with Command Hooks, take the following steps:

  • Purchase a curtain rod and two Command Hooks
  • Peel off their adhesive backings
  • Place one Command Hook on either side of the window frame, at minimum two inches away from the trim
  • Slide your curtains onto your rod, and place the pole across the Command Hooks
  • Just like that, you can easily hang your curtains and decorate your apartment without nails!

While Command Hooks also have a listed weight maximum, their strongest options are usually more powerful than tension rods. However, unlike tension rods, Command Hooks can’t be concealed. If you want these hooks to blend in, we suggest selecting them in a hue that closely matches your wall color. Or, if you’re exposing your pole, choose hooks in the same finish.

Kwik-Hang Brackets

Kwik-Hang Brackets are an extremely popular option for any space in which nails need to be avoided. These brackets are designed with left and right corner edges, and the bottom of each edge features two, sharp pins. To install them, the left-edged bracket should be placed on the top left of the trim and the right-edged bracket should be on the top right of the trim. Simply tap the brackets into place with a hammer and hang your curtains on a rod across them!

Technically, Kwik-Hang Brackets will leave a hole on the top of your trim. However, this location is virtually impossible to see, and the indention is comparable to what a tack would create. Kwik-Hang Brackets are also very discreet, come in a variety of finishes, and are the strongest non-nail option.

More Ways to Decorate

There are so many other ways to spruce up your space without nails. View these apartment decorating ideas for more design inspiration:

  • Custom throw pillows. Add color and character to your apartment with custom throw pillows! You can design your pillows to express your distinct personality and flair. Place a few on your couch, accent chair, or bed for a transformative touch. Shop Now.
  • Bed runner. Liven up your bedspread by designing a matching bed runner. It can be dressed in the same fabric as your throw pillows or created to complement your current threads. Either way, you’ll love the extra character a bed runner provides! Shop Now.
  • Table runners and covers. Do you have a kitchen table, end table, or desk in your apartment? Each can be enhanced with a stunning table runner or cover. Although these are subtle décor elements, they lend a soft, sophisticated touch to any surface they’re placed on. Shop Now.

Order Custom Curtains & Décor from Spiffy Spools

We hope you enjoyed learning how to decorate an apartment without nails. If you’re ready to enhance your space, shop Spiffy Spools today. We make it easy to create custom curtains and décor that fit your unique style and measurements, with over 1,000 fabrics and patterns to choose from. Begin exploring our site to find the perfect selections for your apartment! If you have any questions along the way, feel free to contact us for assistance.

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Kitchen Window Valance Ideas

Valances are gorgeous, decorative window treatments. These short, single-panel drapes cover the top fourth of the windowpane to nicely filter incoming sunlight and come in a variety of styles. Explore these kitchen window valance ideas to design the perfect option for your space!

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Board Mounted vs Pole Mounted Valances

Board Mounted Valance

Pole Mounted Valance

Valances can either be board mounted or pole mounted:

  • Board mounted valances are created by wrapping a lumber board with the custom fabric you select. When you order from Spiffy Spools, you’ll receive a pre-mounted board with all the required hardware for easy hanging. This style of valance offers a more formal and structured look that’s great for sleek kitchens.
  • Pole mounted valances are stitched with a rod pocket heading. To mount, simply slide the valance pocket onto the pole, and enjoy! This style of valance provides a relaxed, informal feel that’s perfect for casual kitchens. Note that there are two types of hardware you can purchase for your pole mounted valance:
    • Single pole configurations are great if you’re hanging your valance as a standalone piece.
    • Double pole configurations are ideal for layering curtains with your valance.

Select Your Valance Style

There are seemingly endless styles of valances. So how can you pick the best option for your kitchen? Here are a few tips to help you find the right style for you:

Minimal Ornamentation is Modern

Valances with little ornamentation offer a modern look. Styles such as our Faux Roman Shade Valances, Board Mounted Box Pleat Valances, and Board Mounted Modern Flat Valances have minimal pleating, shorter lengths, and sleek edges that all contribute to a contemporary feel.

Faux Roman Shade Valance

Board Mounted Box Pleat Valance

Board Mounted Modern Flat Valance

Moderate Ornamentation is Casual

Valances with moderate ornamentation offer a casual look. Take, for instance, our Pole Mounted Inverted Box Pleat Valance, Pole Mounted Tab Top Valance, and Board Mounted Triple Pinch Pleat Valance. Each of these designs feature moderate pleating, less structure, and more flow, which provides a laid-back aesthetic.

Pole Mounted Inverted Box Pleat Valance

Pole Mounted Tab Top Valance

Board Mounted Triple Pinch Pleat Valance

Extensive Ornamentation is Formal

Valances with extensive ornamentation offer a formal look. One of the best examples of this is our Board Mounted Swag Valance. The excess, extra-long fabric is loosely pleated and draped over the sides and middle of the window for total opulence. Our Board Mounted Kingston Valance and Board Mounted Sheffield Valance offer plenty of ornamentation as well, featuring a combination of bold pleats and graceful, scalloped edges.

Board Mounted Swag Valance

Board Mounted Kingston Valance

Board Mounted Sheffield Valance

Carefully Choose Patterned Fabrics

Are you planning on dressing your valance in a pattered fabric? There are so many prints out there, but they may not all be right for a delicate window treatment. Specifically, large patterns can often overwhelm the soft look of valances. Plus, they usually get cut off at awkward intervals when placed on small valances, which may completely alter and diminish their look. Always be sure to consider the scale of the pattern before moving forward with your fabric decision!

Layer Curtains with a Valance

Do you enjoy the aesthetic appeal of valances but don’t want to sacrifice your privacy? Consider layering these your valance over your curtains to create the perfect kitchen window treatment! Here are a few tips for creating the perfect combo:

  • Select a pole mounted valance with a double pole configuration. This is the easiest way to layer your two window treatments.
  • Determine the top and bottom layer. This ultimately comes down to a matter of preference. Simply decide whether you’d like your valance to cover the top portion of your curtains, or if you’d like your curtains to rest on top of your valance.
  • Thoughtfully design kitchen curtains. Your kitchen curtains should match or complement your valance in terms of design. They also should not exceed the length of the windowsill. This will prevent creating a fire hazard and keep them away from accidental splashes, spills, and splatters.

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We hope these kitchen window valance ideas have helped you find the right design for your space. At Spiffy Spools, we make it easy to create custom valances that will look beautiful in your kitchen. With over 1,000 fabrics and patterns to choose from, you can create the perfect valance that meets all of your design needs!

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Top Condo Decorating Ideas in 2021

Have you recently purchased a vacation condo? Perhaps you’ve decided to downsize into this property full-time. Whatever the case may be, it’s important to make your new home feel like your own little slice of paradise. Use these top condo decorating ideas for 2021 to gain some inspiration!

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Choose a Theme

One of the best ways to start decorating your condo is to select a décor theme based on its location. In 2021, the trend is all about bringing your exterior surroundings indoors!

  • If your condo is in a coastal area, select a beach theme.
  • If your condo is in the mountains, select an earthy theme.
  • If your condo is in a desert area, select a southwestern theme.
  • If your condo is in the heart of a city, select a modern theme.

Note that the theme you choose doesn’t have to be incorporated into your home in a very straightforward manner—although it can be, if you prefer it that way! Below, we’ll explore some décor elements you can include in your condo to match the aesthetic you’re implementing.

Add a Window Treatment

Jaguar Totemic Curtains


Erlensee Spring Curtains

Lake Crest Ombre Roman Shades

Spruce up your space with the addition of a gorgeous window treatment. Double panel curtains are a classic choice that can be created to be as opulent or casual as you’d like. Roman shades, on the other hand, are very sleek and minimalistic, which is perfect for modern designs.

Whatever window treatment you decide to go with, use these tips to best match your theme:

  • For a bold look, dress your window treatment in a pattern that represents your theme. For instance, a seashell pattern would work for a beach motif, while a foliage pattern is great for an earthy motif.
  • For a subtle look, identify the color palette of your theme. For example, a modern theme may be filled with steely shades of grey, while a southwestern motif might feature yellows, browns, and oranges. Hang a solid window treatment in one of these colors to present your theme in a more subtle way.
  • For the most modern style of roman shades, select Flat Fold Roman Shades with Back Slats. These don’t feature any visible seams in the fabric. The smooth, tailored design keeps the window treatment looking sleek and refined.
  • To create opulent curtains, design them from floor-to-ceiling or to pool on the floor. The longer the curtains, the larger and grander they will make the space feel, which may be beneficial in a modestly-sized condo. This style of curtain also adds a show-stopping effect to the view outside of your window.
  • To create casual curtains, design them to graze the floor or to rest just above the windowsill. This style works well in relaxed spaces that are intended to exude a cozy, comfortable feel.

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Custom Throw Pillows

Tie your condo together with a pop of color from some custom throw pillows! Throw pillows can be included on your sofa, accent chair, bed, and more for added character. Whether you want a pillow that features a cute, desert cactus or a simple shade of blue that’s reminiscent of the ocean, you can create these plush cushions in the exact style you desire.

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Table Runners & Covers

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Table Runner

Just because you have a small table in your condo, that doesn’t mean it can’t make a big statement! Dress it up with a table runner or a table cover. This simple addition can transform your table from boring to bold!

A table runner is a rectangular piece of fabric that’s placed across the table’s length, while a cover envelops the entire table. If you enjoy the look of both, you can layer the runner over the cover. Or, select one to use as a standalone accessory.

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Creative Log Cabin Decorating Ideas

People love log cabins because of their rustic, serene feel. However, you need more than just the structure itself to create this atmosphere in your space. Use these creative log cabin decorating ideas to make your home feel warm and welcoming from the moment you step through the door.

Order custom décor from Spiffy Spools online in any style. We have over 1,000 fabrics and patterns to choose from, so you can match your selections perfectly to your home.

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Classic Curtains

Hanging curtains is the easiest way to add instant character to your log cabin. To create the perfect window treatment for your home, it’s best to first identify the style you’re aiming for:

Modern-Rustic Log Cabins

Granite Dust Cotton Curtains

This style of cabin should focus on simple, straightforward, and minimalistic elements. Chic curtain fabrics like sheers and cottons in neutral tones will match this aesthetic nicely. Pair your curtains with a sleek, iron steel rod to perfectly marry modern touches with a rustic feel.

Rustic Log Cabins

Leh Manya Linen Curtains

With rustic log cabins, the main goal is to seamlessly incorporate naturalistic details. You can do this with your curtains by picking a gorgeously woven linen fabric in an earthy shade such as white, beige, brown, or green. Alternatively, select a pattern for your cabin curtains that features a nature-inspired theme. To complete the look, use a creative curtain rod such as a refurbished tree branch or twine for a truly earthy feel.

Traditional Log Cabins

Madison Cotton Curtains

Traditional log cabins feature homey décor that brings warmth to the space. Think plush fabrics like cotton and vibrant color schemes for your curtains. While a simple solid will look nice, consider using a traditional pattern like gingham or plaid to bring more character and coziness into your home. A wooden curtain rod is the perfect finishing touch for this style of log cabin!

Curtains make a wonderful addition in just about every room. If you’re torn between a few different curtain selections, consider hanging them in a separate areas of your log cabin! This will ensure your design is consistent throughout your home and that you won’t have to sacrifice your favorite looks.

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Cozy Cushion Covers

Another great log cabin decorating idea is to use custom cushion covers. You can use these to spruce up both your living room and bedroom!

Here are some tips for creating the perfect cushion covers for your log cabin:

  • Layer several pillows that feature a mixture of colors and patterns for the best look.
  • Identify the primary color in your home’s color palette and design at least two solid pillows in that hue.
  • Identify the complementary shades in your palette and add at least two patterned pillows in these colors.
  • Design some of your cushions in the same pattern as your curtains for a more coordinated look.
  • The final result will make a subtle yet cozy statement!

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Table Runners, Table Covers, & Dining Placemats

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Dining Placemats

Some of the fondest memories are made over a delicious meal at your log cabin’s dining room table. Make sure this important piece of furniture is given the decorative attention it deserves by adding custom dining placemats and either a table runner or table cover:

  • Dining placemats. Nothing better elevates what’s on your plate than a gorgeous placemat. But all of your placemats don’t have to be the same. Color coordinate them in different shades or patterns. You might discover each person in your log cabin has a favorite placemat they always want to use! Shop Now.
  • Table runners. A table runner is a rectangular piece of fabric that’s placed across the length of the table. It’s a stunning decorative element that can be matched to your nearby décor or your dining placemats. While tables often have dead space in the center, a table runner eliminates this dead zone by adding extra charm! Shop Now.
  • Table covers. Consider dressing your table in a stunning table cover. This piece of cloth will drape beautifully over each edge of the table to enhance its look. For a dramatic effect, design your table cover to graze the floor. Or, keep it casual by having it hang just a few inches over each edge. Shop Now.

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These creative log cabin decorating ideas are sure to enhance your space! At Spiffy Spools, we make it easy to create custom curtains and décor that fit your unique style and measurements, with over 1,000 fabrics and patterns. Explore our site to find gorgeous options that will add plenty of character to your log cabin—and don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you have along the way!

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