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5 Window Treatment Tips That Won’t Damage Your Walls

Nancy Smith - Tuesday, August 04, 2020

When you rent your apartment, the first thing you want to do is make it your own. Adding window treatments can help give you privacy and add a focal point to the room. They can also be used to add a splash of color to your space. While renting an apartment, you may not want to use a drill to hang window treatments. This could damage the walls or window frames that may result in the loss of your security deposit. We’ve gathered a list of 5 tips for window treatments that don’t require any tools and will help keep your privacy without causing damage.

1.         Temporary Hooks: Temporary hooks can attach more than just pictures to your walls. They are also fantastic for hanging curtain rods. This method is ideal for those who want to add a touch of design or elegance with finials rather than a tension rod which is hidden by the curtain. What is great about these temporary hooks is you can easily remove the hook by pulling the tab’s strip and it will release the hold. This makes moving and redecorating a breeze!

2.         Tension Rods: For windows that are traditional paned windows with frames, tension rods can be held firmly between both sides and usually have a rubber stopper on each end to reduce the likelihood for damage. You are able to dress up your tension rods with sheer, or lightweight, curtains and a thin rod for a touch of delicate elegance. Tension rods can also be placed at the top of the window or even the middle. This all depends on the style you’re going for and how much privacy you desire. This look is for window coverings that fall between the window frame.

3.         Compression Shades: This option allows you to add shades to your windows that are the exact size you need. There are many hardware stores that you are able to order compression shades from and the shade will be custom fit to your window. From translucent to light-blocking shades, these pull-down shades will add an understated touch of class. The best part is these install in a matter of seconds with no tools needed.

4.         Faux Roman Shade: Do you have a sewing machine and are able to sew in a straight line? Do you love a DIY projects? Then this is the curtain for you! By sewing a pocket at the top and bottom of the curtain and adding a tension rod to both ends you’ve created something truly unique to fit your home. This option is a mix between a curtain and a blind. The best part is they are simple to make and use, so the design possibilities are endless!

5.         Twist and Fit Rods: Twist and fit rods use the same thought as a tension rod, these rods fit securely across your window without having to drill any holes. They are designed to give the impression of a hook and separate rod, like a traditional curtain rod, when in fact it is all one piece! This option gives you some great detailing on your curtain rod to match your décor style.
 
For more tips to make customizations to your apartment, or to schedule a tour of our apartments, 
contact Hawthorne Gardens today! We can’t wait for you to make your apartment your own!





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