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Ways To Make Roller Shades Personalized

By Jesita Jerik

You can make roller shades personalized to your own taste or to match the decor of your room. This does not require any special skill, just a little creativity. You can use this to have shades that are your own and unlike anything else you can find anywhere so your windows are covered with something that truly reflects you.

When you decorate, add it to the bottom of the shade only. This allows it to be rolled up, since having anything along the sides and where it needs to pull back into the roller can cause it not to work properly, and you will still be able to use them properly. The bottom also will give you decoration as well, even if it is rolled up since several inches will remain showing at all times.

When you decide to decorate, take a good look at your room and see if you have any theses going on. This is the easiest way to decide how to decorate them. If you have a room that remind you of the beach, then seashells can be very useful. If you have a room full of color, faux gemstones can be good to add to the window shades and give it an additional amount of color.

A simple way to dress shades up is to add contrasting fabric to them. You can sew them on with an applique stitch, or you can use spray adhesive for a new sew option. Make sure your fabric will not fray and that the fabric is smoothed out with no bubbles to attach.

For those that like feminine touches, ribbons and bows are easy. These come in prints, solids and in a wide variety of sizes and colors so you can add practically anything you like to suit your own taste. This can be simple or complex, and you can use glue to get them to the shade easily while making them specific to how you want them to be.

You can also paint directly on the shade for a truly one of a kind look, if you have the talent of it. Stencils and stamps are good for those that do not, and you are limitless in the look you can create this way. This can be a good way to give you beauty and show off your talent at the same time.

Remember when modifying the window shades for your own taste to use lightweight materials that will not interfere in the rolling mechanism. You also need to be able to attach them, and try to do so to the best of your ability and skill. Many things do not need to be sewn on, and there are glues that are made for fabric that will work very well for this type of project.

Making your roller shades unique to your own room can be easy and fun. Finding the way to create them to fit your own sense of style can be rewarding and give your room a look that is all you.

Find out how to select and save on window shades. Stop by Jesita Jerik’s site where you can find out all about roller shades and what they can do for you when saving money is also an issue.

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Jerik, Jesita "Ways To Make Roller Shades Personalized." Ways To Make Roller Shades Personalized. 1 Jul. 2010. 6 Oct 2014 <>.

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