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Swag Window Treatments

Swag Window Treatments
When it comes to treating windows, a swag is usually considered the best option. This window treatment not only looks great, but is easy to do as well.
DecorDezine Staff
Last Updated: Sep 26, 2018
elegantly dressed window
Changing your window treatment is one of the quickest ways to transform the look of your room. If you want to make your living space look more cozy and relaxed, then consider opting for swag window treatment.
Luxury curtain
A swag is a draped piece of fabric that is installed across the window. This helps to hide the curtain rod and gives a soft and whimsical look to the room.
sewing needle
However, finding one to match the d├ęcor of your room might prove to be difficult, so the best thing to do would be to make your own. This is not at all hard to do, and all you need is the right fabric and other sewing supplies.
Swag Valance Ideas
Indian scarves in many colors for display
There are many swag window treatment styles that you can choose. If you have a cottage style home, then use a gathered swag in printed fabric. Also try a double gathered swag or a scarf swag to give the room a casual and relaxed atmosphere.
Dining Room Interior
For formal rooms like the dining room, a straight cut overlapped swag in a solid fabric works very well. A double or triple wrapped swag also looks great in formal living areas. Another great idea is to opt for the very trendy turban swag. This style is very compact and you can make it with any kind of fabric you like.
The choices in fabric are numerous. You can choose from cotton, linen, raw silk, and even satin and lace. Steer clear of velvet swags, as they gather a lot of dust and are very difficult to clean. Look around the market and you will find unusual patterns that you can use. This type of window treatments can become the focal point of your home.
How to Make Swag Valance
Sewing background
To make your own swag window treatment, you can use your old silk scarves that you no longer wear. To create a swag curtain, you'll need:
  • Long scarves
  • Needle
  • Embroidery thread
Procedure
Fold the scarf along its length making sure that the folds are even and are of the same width. Measure the width of your window and mark this dimension on your folded scarf. Sew two matching ribbons on the scarves where you have marked it, making sure that you let the scarf hang loose from both ends. Hem any loose edges of the scarf.
Next, hang the swag over the window rod with the help of the ribbons. Ensure that the folds hide the curtain rod. Pull the gathered fabric downwards until you are satisfied with the fall of the fabric. Let the fabric hang loose from both sides of the window to give it an elegant look. Add other embellishments like sequins and buttons to make it more dressy.
This type of window treatment gives a classy and attractive look to your windows, and there are many styles that you can choose from. Now that you know how to make swag valance, you can start redesigning your window treatments at home.