One Simple Thing Decorating Idea: Embellish Draperies With Ribbon

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I don’t know a single person who has hour upon hour to spend endlessly decorating their home.  It seems that we’re all looking for a quick fix these days.

Today, I’m sharing with you One Simple Thing that you can do to amp up any room!

One Simple Thing Decorating Idea - Embellish draperies with ribbon ::

You don’t need to be able to sew to add ribbon to draperies.  Just an iron and some iron-on tape will do the trick.

Plain white draperies come to life when colorful ribbon is added.

Adding ribbon to plain white draperies with totally transform them ::

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You can use ribbon to create a classic Greek Key pattern that will never go out of style.

Use ribbon to create a classic Greek Key design that will never go out of style on drapery panels ::

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Or a lovely Celtic design.

Use ribbon to create a Celtic design on draperies ::

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The ribbon on these draperies and cornice help to perfectly frame the couch and define the space.

The ribbon on the cornice and draperies help to perfectly frame the view and define the space ::


It doesn’t have to be bold or colorful.  Ribbon plays nicely with neutrals too.

Ribbon added to drapery panels ::


In closing, remember that ribbon isn’t just meant for the edges.  Use your creativity and have some fun!

Use ribbon to add interest to plain draperies ::


Have you tried this idea with any of your window treatments?

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    1. Me too, Ashley. I’m all about quick and easy. Have a great day!

  1. Shirley@Housepitality Designs says:

    I embellished my inexpensive Ikea drapes with pretty trim…the trim costs a lot more than the drapes 🙂 . . but all in all, still a bargain…