No-Sew Window Treatments

My living room has floor to ceiling sliding glass doors that goes out to a balcony. Right now I have blinds hanging, but I'm looking for a change. I don't want anything too complicated so that I won't have to spackle over it if I move. (I rent.) I thought of using hanging plants, but I really would like a more "finished look." Any suggestions?

--iVillager saver2000


Your plant idea is a good one. You can even use silk Boston ferns or philodendrons for ease. The green will add some color and simple interest to the windows. Make sure they are large enough to have some impact.

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We do have some simple "no-sew" ideas as well. A swag at the top of the window is easy, inexpensive (depending on your fabric choice) and not too dramatic but will add some interest. You can do this with plant or bicycle hooks suspended from the ceiling. As you mentioned, the holes can be easily touched up when you move.

If the window is very long you will probably need more than just two hooks placed along the width of the window. You can create a swag at the top of the window by draping the material from the hooks. Instead of fabric, you could string ivy or floral garland from hook to hook. Also, you could have a curtain rod or a rod cut to size at your local hardware store rest on the hooks. From the rod hang your unlined, ready-made drapes. You can find the rods and drapes at Target or Pottery Barn. (They're not expensive at all.)

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