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Ideas For Rustic Window Treatments

When it comes to the types of rustic window treatments that you can choose for your cabin décor, you have a world of options at your fingertips. There are tons of choices from rustic curtains, shutters, and valances and any of them will look great in your cabin décor. So when you’re looking for ideas for rustic window treatments, these few are just the beginning!

Rustic curtains are some of the most popular rustic window treatments and even among this specific type you have tons of styles and ideas to choose from. Long full-length draperies are best reserved for very large windows or windows that are in formal settings, such as a formal dining room. To keep with the rustic feel, choose neutral earthy tones, especially if they are drapes that take up a large part of the wall.

For medium-sized windows you can use rustic curtains that hang just over each side of the window, so that it is fully covered when the curtains are drawn. Because these rustic curtains aren’t as large, they’re not as much of a focal point and you can get away with bolder and louder designs such as wildlife, fish, or western designs.

Shutters are another very popular type of rustic window treatment. Shutters are wooden slat blinds that can be used either inside or outside the home and they can also either cover the entire window or just part of the window. Covering the lower half of the window with rustic wooden shutters and the top half with a western valance decorated with stars can be a great way to tie together a western bathroom. When shutters cover the entire window, they allow filtered light through and when closed they can provide maximum privacy. Shutters can also be installed outside of the window and this can not only greatly add to the rustic look, but it can also bring added security when they are closed.

Valances are another type of rustic window treatment that is popular due to their versatility, their functionality, and their rustic look. Valances sit at the top of the window only and they can be paired with curtains for a more formal look that allows for more privacy; or they can be used on their own to allow for an unobstructed view and a more casual look. Rustic valances can be found in denim, wildlife designs, and other rustic valances. Whatever types of rustic window treatments you’re considering, considering valances will always give you more options!

There are many ways to decorate your windows, and they’ll all help add to your rustic décor in a way that’s pretty and practical all at the same time. If you need more ideas for your rustic window treatments, check out all of the rustic curtains, shutters, and valances we have in stock. And if you’re not sure what window treatments would work best on your windows, contact us we’d love to help you decide!

How To Buy Rustic Window Treatments

Rustic window treatments are one of the best ways to brighten any room and instantly add another element to any cabin décor. But you want to make sure that you keep a few things in mind when buying them so that you can make sure you’ll be able to hang them, and that you’ll be happy with them when you do!

The first thing to do is decide whether you want to hang your curtains inside or outside your window frame. This will make a big difference on the size of curtain that you need, and measuring your windows for that exact size is your next step. If you’re going to hang your rustic curtains outside of the frame make sure that you measure the window starting from just outside the frame and measuring to the other side, also just outside of the frame. This is because when hanging them from outside the frame, you don’t want to still see it once the rustic window treatments are hung. On the other hand if you’re hanging rustic curtains inside the frame, also make sure you measure from just inside the frame so you can really show it off!

Your next step is to choose what style of rustic window treatments you want. Casual curtains can include café curtains or stand-alone valances. Both of these look great in small spaces such as country kitchens. If the window you’re going to be covering is in a formal area such as a formal dining room or a living room, you might choose rustic window treatments that are pleated and come in a heavier fabric.

When you’re buying rustic window treatments, you may also want to think about buying liners for them as well. These sit behind the rustic curtain and are good for many things including additional privacy, and preventing the fabric from fading after prolonged exposure to sunlight. Along with liners, also consider what other accessories you’ll want for your rustic curtains. A curtain rod will be an absolute must, but you can also consider things such as tie-backs, tassels, trim décor, and finials are all good options for rustic curtains.

Once you know your window’s measurements and know what kind of style you want in your rustic window treatments, make sure you stop by to see what rustic curtains, valances, and other window treatments we have for your lodge or home. We make it easy to buy all of your rustic window treatments!

Been Away For Awhile? Freshen Up Your Cabin’s Curtains!

If you haven’t been up to the cabin for awhile, the first thing you’ll probably notice is a lot of dust. But something that might not be as apparent is all the dust that’s in the curtains. Cabin curtains collect a large amount of dust when they’re not in use. This is because they’re often directly in sunlight and because they often have bunches of gathered fabric in them which is a great place for dust to settle down in. Not cleaning your cabin’s curtains, especially if it’s been awhile since you used them, can shorten their life and will leave dust throughout your entire cabin. Take a few minutes to freshen those curtains up, and you’ll find these simple steps help to give your whole cabin a much fresher feel.

Regular vacuuming is an important part of cabin curtain care. This is especially true if you visit the cabin during the summer months, and often have the windows open, because the curtains will catch a lot more dirt particles. But even in the cooler months, vacuuming your curtains with the hose attachment can be a quick way to get rid of all that dust, spider webs, and other nasty things you don’t want in your draperies.

If you find that your curtains carry a stale odor with them, you’ll also want to remove this as it can quickly stink up the rest of your cabin. You might be tempted to try a fabric spray such as Febreeze but these can damage the fabrics in rustic curtains and might not be that effective once the spray has worn off. Instead, taking the curtains off of the rod completely and hanging them outside on a clothesline or railing for several hours, is a much more effective way to care for your cabin’s curtains and remove the stale odor from them.

If your cabin’s curtains are very badly soiled, or you find that they stink very badly from cigarette smoke or are damaged from water condensation, you’ll have to get them dry-cleaned. Never wash your cabin curtains in your washing machine unless the label on the curtain specifically says that they are machine washable. Once they’ve been cleaned, take the appropriate steps to care for your cabin’s curtains so that you don’t have to make the investment again.

Cabin curtains might not be one of the first things you think about when you think about cabin cleaning and maintenance. But, taking proper care of your cabin curtains will not only keep them around for a long time, but will also help keep your entire cabin cleaner. If you still need cabin curtains, or you just want to freshen up your old ones by totally replacing them with new ones, make sure to check out all the cabin curtains we have, for any style of cabin!